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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Giganews Hits 600 Days of High Quality Retention!

Giganews is proud to announce that we are the first Usenet provider with 600 days of retention! Giganews now provides 600 days of retention with the same high quality and service Giganews customers expect. And we’re still growing! We continue to increase retention to provide Giganews customers with the best Usenet experience available.

Why Giganews Works So Well
We do it because we’re users, too (check out the newsgroup vyprvpn.giganews to see some candid discussions with Giganews employees on VyprVPN). Customers tell us everyday how frustrated they are with other Usenet providers because of poor completion rates and incompletes, especially among older articles. No one wants to deal with that. That’s why we built our service to have the same 100% availability, completeness, and unlimited speed regardless of how old the article is.

How It Works
So how do we do it? It all starts from the bottom up by building and maintaining all the systems for our services ourselves. We don’t outsource or contract this critical aspect of our Usenet service. Instead we’ve built all of our systems ourselves – from the hardware we own, the software we wrote, and the network we built. All this leads to smooth running systems providing the best Usenet experience available today. Plus, with our full time network and datacenter operations staff, we’ve got some very experienced people who make sure the Giganews service is always up and running.

We’ve hit 600 days. 700 here we come.

Have some feedback? Let us know what you think!

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is very cool, makes me feel good to be with a leader (...of course, I'm PAYING for it, lol). So in about 2 months, we'll be looking at 2 full years retention! That's really great. Keep it coming!

8:48 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On Wikipedia it says that the daily usenet volume is ~5TB which means that Giganews has 3PB of data instantly accessible online.
That's 1500 2TB disks - increasing with 2.5 on a daily basis!
It's an amazing achievement which really outlines why Giganews IS the No 1 usenet provider!

6:36 AM