Trek Bicycles Chooses Datapipe


Hoboken, NJ - August 2, 2004 - Datapipe, an international provider of Managed Web Hosting Services, announced today an important contract acquisition. Trek Bicycles, one of the world’s most prominent bicycle manufacturers, chose Datapipe after an extensive tour of the New York metropolitan area based office and data center.

Trek has attracted a lot of attention lately with the annual Tour de France competition. Trek sponsors Lance Armstrong, who just recently won his sixth consecutive victory of the tour. Technicians report that visitors hit the site over two million times this past month as a result of this world-famous event.

Balancing this bandwidth-intensive traffic is only a part of the infrastructure that Datapipe now manages for the website. Finding the optimal hosting solution began with the request for proposal and team assignment and resulted in the extensive tour of the facility. This is when the team actively sought out the best solution to deploy for Trek’s outsourcing needs.

“We heard very good things about Datapipe to begin with, but we realized for ourselves their value once we met our personal managed solution team and went with them on the tour,” said Josh Hoover, Marketing Systems Manager for Trek.

“Of all the data center tours I’ve been on, including MCI, Level3 and Time Warner Telecom, I can honestly say that Datapipe’s facility was the most impressive I’ve been to. The infrastructure redundancy and security are top notch. We left the tour feeling very good about this company.”

Datapipe worked with Hoover and other IT specialists to create this scalable infrastructure. Their solution included a mySQL cluster and a number of application and database servers, all managed securely in Datapipe’s New Jersey data center.