Snel.com offers hosting for every need
Snel.com is a colocation customer of the Smartdc data center in Rotterdam. Snel.com’s customers are mostly SME’s. The customer base consists mainly of IT companies, software developers, software suppliers and full-service marketing agencies. Continuity, flexibility and scalability of business processes is therefore very important for both Snel.com and its customers.
We have our own Cloud Platform and servers that require high accessibility and stability. We have used other data centers in the past. We encountered problems regarding uptime and the stability of the network within other data centers. Uptime is essential for our customers.
Mustafa Aslan, owner and founder of Snel.com
Looking for a future-proof data center partner
When we were searching for a new data center, we looked at several criteria. Among other things we looked at the stability and reliability of the network and the price / quality ratio. The office of Snel.com is located in Rotterdam. Therefore, a data center location around Rotterdam was a logical choice. For maintenance of the servers it is convenient if a data center is located nearby so that any calamities can be resolved quickly.
Mustafa Aslan, the owner of Snel.com, already knew Richard Boogaard (Managing Director of Smartdc) before Smartdc was founded. At the time, Snel.com was struggling with several network related problems at other data centers, so it was decided to move to another data center. The pleasant contact with Richard Boogaard also contributed to the decision to make the switch to Smartdc in Rotterdam, says Aslan. In addition, Smartdc has a modern concept and quality equipment, which was also an important reason to place the servers at Smartdc.
From just one rack to a private suite
Snel.com has been a customer of the Rotterdam data center since the establishment (July 2012). They started with just one rack, and due to the growth of the company, they have expanded to a private suite with 11 racks of colocation. A private suite offers various benefits. For example, a private suite offers security benefits: no one else has physical access to the racks. In addition, the suite can be customized, this scalability is ideal with a view to future growth.
Snel.com purchases its internet connection from Smartdc’s sister company, i3D.net. i3D.net is a provider of various infrastructure solutions. Because Smartdc and i3D.net are sister companies and work from one central team, they can offer a wide range of solutions together.
“The employees of Smartdc respond very quickly to requests. There are short lines, which means we can act quickly and easily. The communication is therefore pleasant. In addition, Richard Boogaard is a very friendly and business-like business partner who offers the necessary space and knowledge in many areas. We are very satisfied with the service. We have rarely experienced problems or had downtime since we became a customer.”
Snel.com is a managed hosting provider that provides solutions for the customer’s infrastructure needs. Snel.com was established in 2010 and currently has 6 employees. Snel.com has a varied range from self-managed to managed servers. As a result, the organization can serve every type of customer that needs infrastructure for its software, website, databases, etc. Snel.com currently manages 800+ servers worldwide.
As our name suggests, our goal was to build an automated platform that would make Dedicated and VPS hosting quick and easy. And that is what we still do.