Serversaurus is a Melbourne based web hosting company, which was founded in 2005 by former server administrators and web developers for some of the biggest educational institutions, companies, and banks in Australia. Tired of cheap offshore hosts, poor support, and a lack of environmental concern, (Serversaurus were one of the first Australian hosts to carbon offset in 2005) Serversaurus was officially founded one sunny afternoon on Elizabeth Street.
With additional staff located in our North Melbourne offices, complete hardware ownership, industry longevity, and a team of managed professionals assisting in network engineering and our core cloud platform, Serversaurus is agile, responsive, secure and stable. Serversaurus has grown rapidly over the last several years through word of mouth, excellent service, and a good sense of humour. We’re proud to be 100% Australian owned and operated.
All of our rack infrastructure is carbon offset, meaning the many tons of CO2 that is generated during power generation to keep Serversaurus running, has been partially remedied by planting over one hundred trees per year. In 2014, we’re also planting a tree for every like and follow on Facebook & Twitter, up to 500 trees. Serversaurus also donates 1% of its profits to One Percent for the Planet, a non-profit organisation rallying businesses to donate 1% of their revenue to environmental protection. In 2013 we made our 1% donation to Friends of the Earth, to help them fight against fracking. Serversaurus is also housed in an environmental aware coworking space Electron Workshop (of our own construction).
In 2014, Serversaurus proudly became Australia’s first and only web host to become a certified B Corp. B Corps are certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency – in a nutshell, B Corp certification is to sustainable business what Fair Trade certification is to coffee. You can learn more about B Corps at http://www.bcorporation.net
Serversaurus is powered by a redundant network of high density enterprise grade compute nodes, running on the OnApp plaform and backed by the Xen hypervisor. Each node carries mirrored local storage, four network cards and redundant power supplies.
Our Brocade powered redundant core network and multiple concurrently connected carriers, ensures there is no single point of failure within our network. Serversaurus, unlike other providers, is connected to extensive DDoS mitigation equipment which enables our network never to be flooded or oversaturated.
Serversaurus resides within a PCI DSS Level 1 Compliant Facility, featuring:
- Combination of both Cisco and Juniper Routers, Switches and Firewalls configured in 2N across the entire Network
- 2N onsite permanent Cummins diesel generators for A, B and C circuit power
- Force10 48 port managed switches, dual fibre uplinked network core
- Emerson Extreme Density independent top-of-rack cooling
- AS ISO 15420 compliant building
- Fully redundant VESDA detection and ProInert (IG-55) Fire Suppression System
- Intrusion Detection Systems
- Multiple Redundant Air-Conditioners
- Multiple Redundant UPS Systems
In need of additional office space, Serversaurus decided to build the ultimate office, and share it – thus the Electron Workshop coworking space was built – a stunning 1920’s warehouse conversion of the old Bulla Cream automotive workshop. Located in North Melbourne, the building has been creatively converted into a digital workspace over a period of nine months. The space features 100% carbon offset electricity, energy efficient heating and cooling, and fun customisations such as a Space Invaders & Mario themed shower and kitchen (32,000 tiles!). Learn more about Electron Workshop.