Gossamer Threads 20th Anniversary Timeline

We’re celebrating 20 years of development and hosting achievements. Have a look at how far we’ve come as an internet technology company!

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The Launch of Innovation

1996
Gossamer Threads Website 1996
  • gossamer-threads.com is launched by Alex Krohn and offers Web and Computing Services, including: Web Design, Marketing, Networking, Security, and even Training.
  • Gossamer Threads Inc. is incorporated.
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The Beginning of Links

1997
Gossamer Threads 1997
  • Links 1.0 is released as shareware; Links-powered directories begin to populate the web.
  • DBMan v1.0 is released.
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Gossamer Expansion

1998
Gossamer Threads 1998
  • gossamer-threads.com gets its first overhaul.
  • Fileman v1.0 is released.
  • Gossamer Threads hires its first two employees.
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Building our Flagship

1999
Gossamer Threads 1999
  • Links SQL 1.0 is released.
  • Gossamer Threads Support Forums shoot from 2,000 to 50,000 posts in one year.
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A New Home

2000
Gossamer Threads Website 2000

Gossamer Threads Website 2000
  • Gossamer Threads Inc. moves into the 9th floor of Vancouver’s Sun Tower.
  • Gossamer Mail & MySQLMan v.10 are released.
  • gossamer-threads.com undergoes yet another update.
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The Start of Gossamer Host

2001
Gossamer Threads 2001
  • Gossamer Host is launched, allowing us to be the single provider for all of our clients' web needs.
  • Gossamer Forum v1.0 is released.
  • Gossamer Threads establishes partnerships with AdCycle Forum v1.0 & Advert Pro.
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Expanding our Network

2002
Gossamer Threads 2002
  • Gossamer Threads rapidly grows to 15 employees.
  • Gossamer Host expands from Los Angeles, CA to Vancouver, B.C.
  • Gossamer Threads Support Forums reaches approximately 175,000 posts.
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Hosting More of The Web

2003
Gossamer Threads 2003
  • Gossamer Host acquires an additional 35 servers to meet extra demand.
  • Alex Krohn gets married!
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Orchestrating Our Suite

2004
Gossamer Threads 2004

Gossamer Threads 2004
  • Gossamer Community v.1.0 is released.
  • Gossamer List v.1.0 is released.
  • Gossamer Host establishes a second data centre in Toronto, ON.
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Links Reinvented

2005
Gossamer Threads 2005
  • Links SQL v3.0 is released and is now known as Gossamer Links.
  • Gossamer Host reaches 100 servers
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Steady Growth

2006
Gossamer Threads 2006
  • Gossamer Host reaches 150 servers and establishes a third data centre in London, England.
  • Gossamer Mail v3.0 is released.
  • Gossamer Threads Support Forums grows to 289,201 posts with 19,067 registered users.
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Established Networks

2007
Gossamer Threads 2007
  • Gossamer Host Data Centre: runs and manages a total of 250 servers with 50 Terabytes of disk space. More
  • Gossamer Blog Launches! (powered by Wordpress) More
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Goodbye Sun Tower!

2008
Gossamer Threads 2008
  • Gossamer Headquarters moves to Granville Street. More
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Introducing GT Office 2.0!

2009
Gossamer Threads 2009

Gossamer Threads 2009
  • GT headquarters redux! More
  • The Great Green Roof of Gossamer is born! More
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A Faster Web Experience with GTmetrix

2010
Gossamer Threads 2010
  • A Free Speed Analysis Tool for Websites, GTmetrix beta is born. More
  • Gossamer starts shifting to virtual machines rather than physical servers for our hosting clients.
  • Gossamer Threads gets a facelift! The new gossamer-threads.com is launched. More
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Better Eye on Server Traffic

2011
Gossamer Threads 2011
  • Gossamer Eye is created to get a better eye on server traffic. More
  • Gossamer goes IPv6! More
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Private Cloud Innovation

2012
Gossamer Threads 2012
  • Gossamer starts offering VMware-based private clouds.
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GTmetrix Goes Mobile

2013
Gossamer Threads 2013
  • GTmetrix for mobile is in beta. More
  • Gossamer Host opens our new Toronto data centre.
  • Gossamer Threads completes the SSAE 16 Audit. More
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Gossamer Host is now GT.net!

2014
Gossamer Threads 2014
  • Gossamer Host is rebranded as GT.net! more
  • Gossamer Host moves into our new Vancouver data centre along with major infrastructure upgrades.
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More Expansion Out East

2015
Gossamer Threads Website 2015
  • GT.net expands and upgrades our Toronto infrastructure.
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Celebrating Our 20th Year Anniversary!

2016
Gossamer Threads 2016
  • Gossamer Threads has come a long way since 2006! More
  • GT.net moves into our new London data centre.
  • GT.net starts offering entirely SSD backed Netapp storage.
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New data centre in New York

2017
Gossamer Threads 2017
  • GT.net connects to more business hubs in the Northeast with its latest state-of-the-art data centre in Manhattan.