6Jun2016

Welcome, eHostDirect customers

VIRTBIZ Internet Services is pleased to announce the acquisition of eHostDirect’s customerbase.  As a 20-year leader in boutique web hosting, VIRTBIZ is uniquely positioned to provide an excellent level of business continuity to incoming customers while also providing a personal touch.  We’re certain that you may have a few questions about what this change means […]

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22Jun2015

VIRTBIZ telephone contact numbers

UPDATE: 06/23/2015, 8:00AM:  Our “usual” phone number of 972-485-4125 is back online after porting to internal systems   SUMMARY: Our advertised phone numbers are currently offline, and we are working with the impacted carriers to resolve this as quickly as possible. In the meantime, please make note of our numbers in case you need to […]

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18Jun2015

Texas Flood: How is your datacenter?

Texas Flood: How is your datacenter?

No matter where we are from, one thing we have in common is we love to talk about the weather.  Here in Dallas, the weather has certainly given us plenty to talk about lately.  May 2015 set a new record as the wettest May in our history.  The massive amounts of water caused flash floods […]

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22May2015

Network Maintenance Notification for 05/22/2015

MAINTENANCE WINDOW BEGIN: Friday, May 22, 2015 12:00AM CDT MAINTENANCE WINDOW END: Saturday, May 23, 2015 4:00AM CDT SCOPE OF WORK: We received notification today at 2:51PM CDT from one of our network carriers, Level3 Communications, of emergency network maintenance on their equipment.  This work will take place between Midnight – 5:00am Central Time on […]

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27Feb2015

Energy Efficiency at the datacenter

Energy Efficiency at the datacenter

A datacenter is notoriously power-hungry.  The electricity required to power a small room full of servers and the associated costs of removing the heat that they generate may be equal to the energy requirements of several households.   Electricity is by far the largest operational cost of a datacenter.  It follows, therefore, that a datacenter is […]

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5Feb2015

DAL1 Datacenter, Then and Now

DAL1, Phase 1 as it appeared in early 2007.

In 2006, VIRTBIZ operated from 3 locations: our business office in Garland, TX and two separate datacenter facilities in Downtown Dallas.  We were approaching the end of our lease agreements at our business office and one of the datacenter locations.  As our growth continued, it became clear that consolidating operations would be advantageous, and we […]

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5Feb2015

March 22, 2015 Street Closures

March 22, 2015 Street Closures

We want to make our customers aware of street closures that will take effect on the morning of Sunday, March 22, 21015.  Datacenter operations will not be impacted and staff will continue to be on-site.  Customer site access may be inconvenient during these closures, however. Canton Street from Young St to Exposition Ave:  7:00AM – […]

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29Jan2015

DAL1 Facility Maintenance

VIRTBIZ contractors will be performing regular maintenance at the DAL1 facility in the next few days.   We pass this information to our customers for their planning purposes. Thursday, January 29, 2015 10:00AM – 1:00PM Central Preventative Maintenance will be performed today on UPS systems. No downtime or disconnection of critical load (ie: datacenter racks) is […]

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7Jan2015

Dallas Central Appraisal District business personal property tax review

Each year, companies that are located within the boundaries of the Dallas Central Appraisal District (DCAD) are required to submit specific information regarding companies that colocate (or house) equipment in their facilities.    Generally, DCAD is interested only in equipment that is used in a business setting.  Individual consumers who may have colocated assets for personal […]

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24Nov2014

US Thanksgiving holiday hours

US Thanksgiving holiday hours

As a family-owned and -operated business, VIRTBIZ recognizes the value of Thanksgiving to our employees.   Accordingly, we announce the following holiday hours for our business office: Wednesday, November 26:  Open 8:00AM – 12:00 Noon Thursday, November 27:  Closed Friday, November 28: Closed Datacenter operations will continue as usual and our NOC technicians and Support Team […]

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