The 11,000 square foot Data Center facility contains everything needed to ensure
your mission-critical Internet operation is functioning at the
highest perfomance levels. A full list of features/services
in usage in the Network Operations Center is found below.
NETWORK OPERATIONS CENTER FEATURES
The network is connected via 10-Gigabit Ethernet Wavelength handoff(s) on redundant/dual-path
DWDM fiber-optic transport connections to XO Communications and Zayo Bandwidth.
Verizon (Formerly Bell Atlantic PA) and Frontier Communications (Formerly Commonweath Telephone - CTSI),
fiber is also available in the facility. The network currently connects Data Center POPs (Points of Presence) in Scranton,
Philadelphia, & NYC.
Data Center transit is provided via multiple 10-Gigabit/Gigabit Ethernet transit circuits
from Telia (http://www.teliasoneraic.com),
Cogent Communications (http://www.cogentco.com),
BTN/PCCW (http://www.btnaccess.com), XO Communications (http://www.xo.com),
Hurricane Electric (http://www.he.net), & Deutsche Telekom (http://www.deutschetelekom-icss.com).
Data Center also peers with multiple carriers at the New York Internet Exchange (http://www.nyiix.net).
For redundancy, Data Center is currently running BGP4
(border gateway routing protocol) to maintain the speed and uptime.
If one backbone line goes down, it will balance the load to the other(s).
If one line gets congested, it will load balance the traffic.
Data Center is currently negotiating with additional major backbone
providers to open POPs in the Data Center Scranton PA facility, with XO Communications being available already at this time.
Data Center is currently the only major data center/co-lo facility within 60-75 miles
of the Tier-3 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre PA USA Metro Area.
Failsafe Power Supply
Our Network Operations Center currently has 1200amps 480V & 800amps 208V 3-Phase power currently
available from PP&L (Pennsylvania Power & Electric).
The facility is currently backed up and protected by multiple 275KVA and 160KVA Powerware 9315/9395
facility-wide UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) systems, which feed
PDI, MGE, & Liebert PDU (Power Distribution Unit) systems.
In a very rare case of utility outage, our Cummins 250KW & Detroit Diesel 580KW & 675KW deisel
generators start automatically,
taking over for the UPS systems and supplying all necessary power for
the facility. The generators interface to the power grids thru Asco 7000 & RussElectric RTBD
automatic transfer panels. With multiple fuel tanks on-site, the generators are
capable of running without refueling for approximately 48 hours.
Precision-controlled raised floor air conditioning systems
protect and cool mission-critical servers and equipment in the
Network Operations Center. The facility is controlled by multiple 30-Ton
APC/Airflow, 20-Ton Liebert, & 20-Ton Data Aire
dual-compresser redundant systems. These systems provide a virtually
dust-free and particle-free computing environment, with
temperature, humidity, and air-quality regulation.
Restricted access to the Network Operations Center
is monitored by qualified personnel 24 hours a day, every
day. Visitors and clientele are only allowed on-site if
escorted by Network Operations Center staff.
The entire Network Operations Center is monitored, ensuring
prompt response and thorough coverage to fire or security alarms.
We supply all our Network Operations Center customers with
advanced firewall, encryption, intrusion detection and other
security measures. Data Center maintains a full digital video
surveillance system of the Network Operations Center,
with full on-site and off-site recording.
Data Center automatically provides backup data services
to all shared hosting clientele. Services are also
optionally available to all dedicated, virtual private server (vps), and co-location clientele.
Windows and Linux systems store zipped copies of
server system files and client data files, for simple server
rebuilding. Off-site/remote backup services are available as well.
The Network Operations Center uses industry-standard SNMP
(Simple Network Management Protocol) and provides
round-the-clock monitoring of all hardware, including routers,
switches, UPS systems, and servers. The Network
Operations Center also monitors power, environmental
factors (such as temperature and humidity), generator
status, and network connectivity. All critical services/ports
can be monitored, including FTP, HTTP, SMTP, HTTPS, SSH, TELNET,
and POP3. We provide network monitoring of the Local Area Network,
Internet connectivity (all routers, switches, and wiring),
and the Internet backbone via MRTG. Our close and constant
communication with our upstream backbone providers ensures that
our customers have constant access to high-performance Internet
connections. Failure on any monitoring service results in audible
alarms, LAN messages, and alerting our staff paging system.
Data Center offers remote cold boot hardware for dedicated
server and co-location clients, with private, password protected,
web based access.
The Network Operations Center utilizes ONLY top name brand
hardware. The network is centered on Cisco 6500-series border/core routers and 4900M switches,
connecting via Gigabit Ethernet (1000mbps) to
the Cisco 6500-series aggregation switches.
Hewlett Packard Procurve & Extreme Summit 24/48/4 managed distribution switches
comprise the power and stability of the internal network, operating
at 10/100/1000 mbps switched ethernet speeds.
The network is protected from Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) attacks via
Cisco Guard protection systems.
Hardware utilized in the facility is comprised of name brands, including the following:
Intel, Asus, Supermicro, AMD, Adaptec, Cisco,
Kingston, Micron, Crucial, 3Ware, Maxtor, Abit,
Western-Digital, Seagate, Hitachi, Dell, Realtec, & Belkin,
APC, Tripp-Lite, Powerware, & Liebert.
Facility monitoring is provided by a Geovision Digital Video System over
Sony & Panasonic CCTV cameras.
The Network Operations Center utilizes the CentOS Linux
operating system on the majority of servers present. CentOS
Linux is a highly configurable system, and well known for speed and
stability. CentOS Linux servers have been documented to
remain operating for up to one year at a time without even
requiring a reboot. The Apache Web Server nicely compliments
the CentOS Linux Operating System.
The majority of remaining servers operate on the Microsoft
Windows 2003/2008 Server operating system, with Internet Information Server
Web Server. Microsoft Windows 2003/2008 Server provides a system that
simplifies database, application, and visual effect programming.
Data Center also supports FreeBSD, Fedora, Ubuntu, Debian operating systems.
CPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, vePortalw/OpenVZ, & Virtuozzo control panels compliment the default operatins systems.