C7 Data Centers, Inc., a leading regional data center operator and managed services provider has signed a multi-year colocation agreement with Answers Corporation (NASDAQ: ANSW), creators of the leading answer engine Answers.com(R) which includes the properties WikiAnswers(R) and ReferenceAnswers(TM). Answers selected C7 Data Centers to be its production site for services to the Midwest and West of the U.S. and Asia-Pacific.
“We are delighted to welcome another dynamic and innovative company to our customer ranks,” said Nate Hatch, C7’s CEO and President. “C7’s facilities offer the resilience, disaster recovery, and data protection required by heavily frequented Top 20 websites like Answers.com. C7’s technical team is completely dedicated to Answers as they further streamline their IT infrastructure.”
Along with its colocation, bandwidth and managed service offerings, C7 offers disaster recovery and remote backup, and many other value-added services.
“Our decision to outsource to C7 Data Centers was straight-forward. In addition to being located in a disaster-free zone, they provide secure, enterprise-level facilities, a range of cost-effective services including local technical and admin support and importantly, the geographic load balancing we require for our organization,” said Dan Marriott, Director of Production Operations, Answers Corporation. “We were impressed at how C7 demonstrated great flexibility in accommodating our high growth needs. C7 has built an excellent reputation over the past few years, and through our experiences with their management team and services, we are confident they will continue to provide great value to our company.”
About Answers Corporation
Answers Corporation (NASDAQ: ANSW) owns and operates Answers.com, the leading Q&A site, which includes WikiAnswers and ReferenceAnswers. The high growth site supports English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, and Tagalog (Filipino). Additional language support is planned for greater global coverage. WikiAnswers is a community-generated social knowledge Q&A platform, leveraging wiki-based technologies. Through the contributions of its large and growing community, answers are improved and updated over time. The award-winning ReferenceAnswers includes content on millions of topics from over 250 licensed dictionaries and encyclopedias from leading publishers, including Houghton Mifflin, Barron’s and Encyclopedia Britannica.
About C 7 Data Centers, Inc.
C7 Data Centers, Inc. is a privately-held organization that has been in business since 2000. C7’s four data centers total more than 40,000 square feet of space and the company is researching additional acquisition and expansion opportunities. C7 is well-positioned for the future and the company will continue to attract customers who are seeking a progressive and proven data center partner. Recently, C7 began to offer a virtual computing service known as VirtualEdge. This service provides a low-cost virtual server solution to customers and allows C7 to better leverage existing data center resources and capacity. For more information, visit www.c7dc.com or call 801.822.5303.