Since their very beginning in 1998, Connectria Hosting has been providing complex custom solutions to massive multi-national corporations such as banks. They now have more than 1,000 such customers – including Deutsche Bank, IBM, Sybase, and TIE Commerce – in more than 30 countries. Data centers are located in St. Louis, Philadelphia, and Dallas.
Connectria relies on the core principles of reliability, security, flexibility, and integrity. Their No Jerks Allowed philosophy means that every employee of Connectria Hosting should go above and beyond the call of duty to give their customers a great hosting experience.
Features and Ease of Use
It’s hard to know even where to begin to describe Connectria’s hosting solutions, features, and services. If you need enterprise hosting solutions that integrate with or make use of the top server, hosting, or infrastructure-as-a-service platforms, then Connectria Hosting can probably help you. They offer everything you can think of including Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliant hosting, their home-grown ‘TRIA’ set of connected services for AWS, SaaS application hosting, and just about any other web or business application.
Connectria can spin up solutions using any OS: Linux, Windows, Unix, Solaris or even IBM i. Their database technologies include (but are not limited to) MySQL, SQL Server, Oracle, and DB2. Some of the popular web hosting applications for which they specialize in creating solutions include Citrix, VMWare, Exchange/Outlook, SharePoint, ASP.Net, and WebLogic.
All Connectria servers are housed in world-class data centers, the pinnacle of which is the Tier 4 CyrusOne data center in Dallas, Texas. All of their data centers have successfully undergone SOC 1 Type II audits in compliance with SSAE 18 Auditing Standards.
Pricing and Support
It’s hard to form an overall opinion about Connectria’s pricing because they don’t have any pricing plans or packages for most of their products. With the exception of Microsoft 365 hosting, all their solutions are custom-quoted according to the individual customer’s needs, which makes them very difficult to compare.
What I can say for sure is:
- They offer migration services, with the cost dependent of the complexity
- Upgrades are available for extra support, higher uptime guarantees, and financially-backed SLAs
- They really try to come up with a cost-effective solution when you contact them
Connectria’s support is just as segmented and specialized as their solutions. They offer a number of SLAs with different levels of support and managed services. Each solution also comes with the technical support services appropriate to that platform in terms of security, monitoring, performance enhancements, backup and restore services. You can also reach them via a number of channels including telephone, email, a ticketing system, and live chat.