Steadfast Networks

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Steadfast Networks
TypePrivate company
IndustryWeb hosting service, Internet Service Provider
FoundedFond du Lac, WI, 1998[1]
HeadquartersChicago, Illinois, United States
Key people
Karl Zimmerman
ProductsWeb services
Websitewww.Steadfast.net

Steadfast Networks is a Chicago, Illinois-based Internet Service Provider primarily focused on Cloud Computing, Dedicated Servers and Colocation. It is a division of Nozone, Inc., a company founded in 1998 by then high-school student Karl Zimmerman[2] in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin and incorporated in 2000.[1] In 2008 it was named number 370 on the Inc 500 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies in America List[3] and was on the Inc 5000 List of the Largest Companies in America in both 2009[4] and 2010.[5]

Locations[edit]

Steadfast currently has datacenter facilities in 3 locations: Two in downtown Chicago[6] and one in Edison, New Jersey.[7]

Steadfast has a private network with peering points throughout the United States along with London and Amsterdam.[8]

Controversy[edit]

In November 2007 the Chicago Tribune published an article on the hosting of hate sites in America, where they are protected by the First Amendment. The Anti-Defamation League noted that Steadfast hosted 17 such sites.[9] Steadfast responded on the official company blog to clarify that they are strong supporters of the First Amendment, but against hate speech.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Corporate Information". Retrieved 12 August 2010.
  2. ^ Miller, Rich (16 June 2010). "Steadfast Networks Expands in NYC". Data Center Knowledge. Retrieved 12 August 2010.
  3. ^ "Steadfast Networks -- IT Services". 2008 Inc 500 Fastest Growing Companies in America. Inc 500. Retrieved 12 August 2010.
  4. ^ "Steadfast Networks -- IT Services". 2009 Inc 500 5000. Inc 500. Retrieved 12 August 2010.
  5. ^ "Steadfast Networks : Inc 2010 Rating". Inc 500. 2010. Retrieved 27 August 2010. 2010 RANKING: #1359
  6. ^ "Steadfast Networks Opens New Chicago Data Center". Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine. 29 June 2010. Retrieved 12 August 2010.
  7. ^ "Our New Data Center: New Jersey | Steadfast".
  8. ^ "PeeringDB - AS32748". Retrieved 1 August 2014.
  9. ^ Working, Russell (13 November 2007). "Illegal abroad, hate Web sites thrive here - 1st Amendment lets fringe groups use U.S. sites to spread their message around the world". The Chicago Tribune. Chicago Tribune. pp. News 1. Retrieved 12 August 2010. Karl Zimmerman -- whose Steadfast Networks in Chicago has hosted as many as 17 hate sites, according to the Anti-Defamation League -- said there are only two Web sites he knows of that have drawn several complaints, although some companies that are customers may host other sites.
  10. ^ Zimmerman, Karl (13 November 2007). "Steadfast Response to Chicago Tribune Article". The Steadfast Networks Blog. Retrieved 12 August 2010.

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