Charlotte NC - April 1, 2014
The DigiPLUS Company announced today that it has assumed the assets and client contracts of BurstNET®,a worldwide leader in Web Hosting and Internet Solutions. The new management company has relocated one of its three data centers from Scranton, Pennsylvania to Charlotte, North Carolina.
"Assuming the assets of BurstNet illustrates our commitment to providing a broader product portfolio, new technology and applications expertise to better serve BurstNET clients,” says JW Ray, CEO of DigiPLUS. “Although moving a data center presents challenges in the short term, we will now be able to offer the capacity for growth and peace of mind of a world-class infrastructure. We are working 24/7 to minimize any disruptions in service.”
The new data center has earned a Tier 3 rating as a highly redundant location with eight carriers and three times the bandwidth capacity of BurstNET’s former data center location in Pennsylvania. DigiPLUS also utilizes data centers in Miami, Florida and Los Angeles, California.
“Our DigiPLUS team is dedicated to delivering the reliability and dependability each and every client deserves,” says Art Faccone, Senior Vice President of Client Care for DigiPLUS. “Current and future clients will be better served by our more complete, stable and secure global product offering."
The acquisition enhances BurstNET’s Dedicated Server, VPS, Colocation, Backup Storage, and Cloud Computing portfolios. The BurstNET brand name will remain unchanged but will transition to the DigiPLUS name over the next few months.
Additional executive team members have been brought on to assist in the transition. They include Brandon Dorsey as Vice President of Finance and Arthur Cote as Vice President of Operations.
Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
BurstNET Technologies, Inc. is a worldwide leader in Web Hosting and Internet Solutions. It currently hosts 10,000+ Dedicated Servers and Colocated machines, 20,000+ Virtual Private Servers (VPS), and millions of websites.
I have heard that too.It was an absolute mess. Still is an absolute mess. We weren't with them, but know plenty of people who were.
Some servers have been offline for well over a week....over 2 in some instances. People have had their expensive server equipment, routers, hardware firewalls "lost", some were left behind in Pennsylvania, etc.
And for the people who are back up, they are having downtime, network, and routing issues every single day.
Yep...hosts just up and vanished and have yet to come back online. I'm actually okay with that, because it's the hosts who had no contingency plan for something like this. Thinning of the herd, if you will. LOL!!I have heard that too.
And plenty of hosts are gone too.
Burst used to be very good. We had a few servers there for nameservers or such back in the day. Most recently, we used one of their Windows VPSs for an off-network remote desktop (for checking connectivity to our servers, client accounts, etc)., and support absolutely went to hell. I needed an IPv6 or two added to the Windows VPS, and it took them 24 days to answer the ticket. The IP was never added. LOL!!When I started in the hosting industrie I started with Burst the first 2 years. Moved to OVH in France after that and co-location in Germany last year.
After OVH I am no longer a host tho, well just for websites I designed for clients.
I heard a few people are shipping there servers from the old data centre to the new one and never actually going online..On one of my sites I have shared my views on burst multiple times..... I left many years ago and swore I would never go back. I am with you guys tho everyone needs a contingency plan. Not just hosts but clients as well. KEEP BACKUPS!!!!!!
Have the same thing happen regularly...especially with people asking if I'll pricematch on VPSs, etc. and it's always some ridiculous offer, like the 4GB for $7/mo. or some nonsense. I just explain to them the overselling and wish them luck over there. Most come back within a few months.I constantly have people contact me and say, "Why should I pay X amount of dollars to you for X amount of space when I can pay the same amount to XYZ Company and they offer unlimited space." Ugh.... The average consumer is stupid. They think unlimited = better. I just face-palm and move on. I pay a premium to have my boxes online at a premium data center and my prices and available plans reflect this. If the customers are not willing (or able) to grasp the concepts of overselling then I don't need to deal with them, nor do I have the time. They can go host their sites with some burst reseller and see what happens.