Some background information
Arfiles LLC is a subsidiary of the German Internet Service Provider (ISP) Artfiles New Media GmbH (est. 2000 in Hamburg). The company is located in San Diego (CA) to offer its services in the United States and to provide local services to it's European customers in the need of closer access to locations in the United States and surrounding regions. Artfiles LLC offers development, colocation and web hosting services as well as project business to its customers.
The German Mothership
Artfiles Germany runs its business almost exclusively on self-developed software for managing and supporting its customers. The company is generating most of its revenue in two segments: web hosting (includes e-mail services and domain registration), housing customer equipment in its own, 128-rack data center, while providing strong and reliable internet connectivity.
The company’s longstanding philosophy and strategy – which is adopted by Artfiles LLC – is to vertically integrate as many IT-services as possible. This is to keep the chain of IT-hardware and software all under the company’s direct control. To stay competitive, Artfiles New Media GmbH reduces costs for operating systems and software by using already available open source software. Consequently, Artfiles is an almost pure Linux shop; the key personnel in the company hold a very deep knowledge in Linux and Internet protocol design.
In 2011, Artfiles New Media GmbH brought this philosophy to the next level by building its own data center in Hamburg. This move allows Artfiles New Media GmbH to offer even more services under one roof and maintain control over every aspect of this complex IT-services business. Due to this full control of every aspect Artfiles New Media GmbH can also offer better prices for its customers.