(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – Quasar Data Center is a full-service, carrier neutral data center located in downtown Houston, Texas. The facility was originally established in 1983 as a Data Center Hotel by AT&T and Verizon offering disaster recovery assistance to businesses in the Gulf Coast area, it was later acquired by Cable and Wireless as their primary Network Operations Center and Tier I Point of Presence (POP) for Houston. Quasar has been operating the facility for the last five years and offers a wide range of 24/7/365 services including 1) Colocation, Hosting and Managed Services; 2) Cloud Services, 3) IT Professional Services and Network Consulting; 4) High Performance Computing; 5) Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery; 6) Cyber-security and Intrusion Detection & Mediation; and 7) Data Back-Up Services. Because of its history of reliability and security, Quasar has attracted many top ranked companies and communications carriers including AT&T, Verizon, Comcast, Level 3, NTT, Phonoscope, Cogent, Alpheus, WindStream and others.
At Quasar, customers come first! Simple IT solutions are designed to fix network problems, improve performance, lower costs and end frustration. Quasar strives to beat competitor pricing on all services ranging from co-location, cloud computing, managed server hosting, business continuity and other network services. Low operating costs and simple IT solutions are designed using a flexible network approach that cuts cost, reduces downtime, and provides peace of mind through secure network services. Quasar has experienced technicians who hold multiple professional-level vendor certifications in Microsoft, Cisco, VMware, Citrix. NetApp and Check Point. Quasar’s affordable cost, service and customer focused strategy has enabled Quasar to grow and expand colocation capabilities.
Quasar’s Expanded Colocation Capabilities Include:
- 10,000 sq-ft of customizable space available
- SSAE16, Type II certified
- Tier III capable facility
- High-Density environments
- 24/7/365 security, access and support
- SLA 99.99%
- State Of The Art business continuity services
- Texas Location with low operations cost and high connectivity
Quasar has proven itself as a reliable, hardened data center. The facility has redundant cooling, redundant network switches, dual CenterPoint Energy power grids and two backup generators – Quasar is on the same CenterPoint Energy power grid as the Federal Reserve System and the Federal Corrections Department, which are top priorities for CenterPoint. Quasar’s facility operations, environmental controls, network and cloud computing operations have been SSAE16, Type II certified for the last 4 years.