We use a muliti-million
dollar, third party hosting facility to house all of our customer websites.
The reason we use a third party facility for this is because of the hosting
capabilites, equipment, support, redundancy, business continuity planning
and security that they provide. This type of facility specializes in providing
services for web hosting companies such as ours.
Technical Service Provider facility is one of the largest colocation facilities
in Dallas, Texas, Colo4Dallas (www.colo4dallas.com).
This diverse powerful network featuring Level (3) and Internap provides
our customers optimum speed and reliability; also offers high speed connectivity
from multiple carriers and clean IP addresses in a true carrier neutral
Located at the edge
of downtown Dallas on one of the most fiber rich routes in the city, the
fully-equipped, 28,000 square foot facility is staffed around the clock.
With uncompromising standards for security, power supply and environmental
controls, with the focus on connectivity, redundancy and resilience.
We use a facility
like this to:
- Keep critical internal
and customer-facing applications secure.
- Ensure applications
are up and running 24 hours a day.
- Increase efficiency
through high availability.
- Be ready for spikes
in bandwidth demand.
- Rapidly adjust
configurations as our business needs change.
- Eliminate the expense
of building a private communications infrastructure.
- Maximize speed
and performance with direct backbone connectivity.
- House our equipment
in an environmentally controlled, secure facility with around-the-clock
monitoring and uninterruptible power supply.
- Access the bandwidth
you need and be ready for spikes in demand.
- Technicians on-site
24/7/365, with no exceptions.
a tour of the facilities here.
Systems: Colo4Dallas uses automatic backup systems to ensure
constant, uninterrupted power to to the server cabinets.
- PowerWare and Leibert
UPS systems operate independently to provide true redundancy.
- Multiple diesel
generators covering the entire facility remain on standby.
- If commercial power
fails, automatic transfer switches (ATS) immediately activate generators,
monitor electric feeds and transfer stabilized loads to generators.
- The UPS systems
keep equipment seamlessly powered, preventing resets while generators
- Plus, staff on-site
24/7/365 walks through the facility and checks equipment performance.
The facility uses a First-Class, superfast network optimized for performance,
using Gigabit Ethernet connections from Internap and Level3. And, each
network has its own entrance to the facility. Soem of the features are:
- Level 3/InterNap
- Multiple tier 1 carriers with diverse building entrances
- Cisco 6500 - Fully
redundant Cisco architecture using 6500 Layer3 switches and hot swap
router protocol (HSRP) failover protection
- InterNap FCP -
Internap FCP appliance definitively identifies the fastest route for
- 1 Gbps Connection
- Gigabit Ethernet for all carrier and internal network connectivity,
two direct network feeds to our equipment via separate switches
- 100% Service Level
Agreement to us for our equipment guaranteeing performance.
The facility provides
connections to 10 different internet backbone providers providers: Internap,
Level 3, AT&T, Time Warner Telecom, Quest, Cogent, Yipes, Looking
Glass Networks, Alpheus and OnFiber.
Security The facility uses sophisticated security to protect
your data. This includes biometrics technology to secure entrances and
- Biometric scanners
- Multiple layers
of 24x7 security cameras, card readers and keypads
- Equipment area
accessible only with cardkey and keypads
- Noncustomers enter
equipment area by escort only
- All cabinets, cages
and suites are locking, with security upgrades available
- Facilities monitored
with 24-hour recording and 5-day video storage
and fire suppression controls ensures that your equipment and
data are protected in an ideal environment:
- Cabinets laid out
for optimum airflow - hot and cold aisles separate exhaust and intake
- Solid cabling routed
neatly overhead - easier for moving equipment
- Facility stays
a constant controlled 70 degrees
Liebert air units for under-floor cooling and humidity control
- Pre-action dry
pipe fire suppression rated for telecommunication equipment/computer
- Integrated smoke/heat