Adds Secondary NOC, Enhances Contingency Plan

September 01, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – As part of Inc.’s contingency planning, business continuity and disaster recovery efforts, the St. Petersburg-based provider of online member communities today announced the implementation and activation of its secondary Network Operations Center (NOC) in Chicago, Ill. The new facility establishes a fully redundant hosting environment of’s primary NOC, which is located at the company’s headquarters in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Served by separate high-speed fiber optic connections,’s Chicago-based NOC utilizes multiple tier-1 Internet backbone providers. The facility also features waterless fire-suppression systems, UPS and back-up generators, and environmental controls to ensure high-quality service. monitors the NOC status 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

“The Chicago NOC is a key part of our contingency plan and certainly adds another level of data safeguarding and redundancy for all of our clients,” said Hutch Craig, CTO of “Now that our new NOC is live, all clients will benefit from enhanced levels of redundancy and uninterrupted service.”’s primary NOC in St. Petersburg includes many disaster prevention measures including diesel-powered generator backup, multiple fiber providers running BGP, climate control systems, and real-time data replication.

“As we expand our solutions and add new clients around the globe, we will continue to enhance our levels of support and service,” said William H. Stover Jr., president and CEO of “Having a solid contingency plan in place is critical to our success – and the success of all of clients.”

Founded in 1998 Inc. provides complete online member communities for associations, non-profits, government organizations, corporations, congregations, secondary schools, universities, foundations, fraternal organizations and social networks. serves clients throughout the United States, Canada, China, Europe, India, Japan, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, South America and the United Kingdom.’s online community solutions include YourAlumni, YourMembership, YourPrepSchool, YourCongregation, YourFraternity and YourSorority. creates a truly dynamic, secure and connected community with all product features, design, hosting, future product upgrades and customer service included at one low monthly fee. Please visit for more information.

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