We’re happy to announce that Gossamer Threads successfully completed an SSAE 16 (US) audit, as well as its Canadian and international counterparts, the CSAE 3416 and ISAE 3402. Often used by companies offering cloud hosting and software as a service, these audits represent an assurance to our clients that we’re meeting the standards and workflow we advertise. Read the rest of this entry »
In the dank recesses of an unknown data centre, a mouse quickened its pace as it scurried by. A K-Mart fan whirred, swaying left to right, performing its laboured task of keeping 20 servers “cool”.
It had started out OK – just three servers. The setup was easy, practically out of the box. As more and more were added, however, the lack of planning and foresight had created something of a monster – a cobbled together mess of wires and machinery.
Outdated machinery, tangled and loose connections, and inadequate cooling made the whole setup behave erratically; dropping connections and crashing as though it had a mind of its own…
As a software company selling products for websites, we deal with all types of hosting environments, yet few perform to our expectations. Customers often outgrow their hosting or experience hosting related problems and have to go back and forth between their hosting companies and us, when all they want is to have their site running smoothly.
Our response? Nuts to this, we’ll do it ourselves! With our extensive software expertise coupled with the experience gained in dealing with hundreds of hosting companies, we created a platform that truly expresses how we think hosting should be.
And so, in 2002, Gossamer Host was born! Come along with us and have a gander at what we’ve built in our data centre in Vancouver, BC!