Industrial-Grade Equipment for the Ultimate Performance
recognizes that downtime is not an option for your
servers. That's why we use the finest hardware and
facilities that ensure that your clients are up and
running on the web 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Network Operations Center (NOC) features raised flooring.
This enables a constant flow of conditioned air and
helps to maintain uniform room temperature at all
times. In addition, raised flooring reduces static
and ensures a professional, computer-grade environment
for your servers.
facility is equipped with a Raytheon fire suppression
system, designed to immediately extinguish fire and
protect equipment and personnel. The command center
is controlled via automatic doors to further secure
and protect the equipment.
the NOC is located in a secure, monitored, class A
building with a minimum number of approved personnel
allowed access to highly sensitive areas and equipment.
A detailed record of employee and visitor entry is
maintained at all times.
To guard against local power failures, the NOC has
two industrial-grade, three-phase Liebert UPS systems.
These act as back-up batteries, maintaining uninterrupted
power in case of surges or power outages. With these
back-up systems in place, we can keep our network
up and running indefinitely without relying on external
All of our custom web servers are equipped with a
positive-pressure filtered-air system. Four large
fans pull filtered air into each server's protective
case, and the components within are cooled by fans
that circulate this purified air. This constant introduction
of clean air into the case creates a positive pressure
environment ensuring that dust and particles remain
outside the server.
Spare servers of all CPU configurations are kept online.
If a server were to experience a hardware failure,
we would turn a key, grab the handle on the drive,
pull it out and insert it into an identical standby
CPU. We would then reboot the second machine, and
the server would be up and running again in a matter
to Three Backbones (Network Redundancy):
Our NOC, located in Baltimore, Maryland, is OnNet
with GlobalCenter (GC), Qwest Communications and GTE
through three separate bandwidth-on-demand connections
that enter Baltimore in our building.
a Tier 1 provider with a 13,000-mile fiber optic network
and Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM) technology
that provides an enormous 460 gigabytes per second
(Gbps) of capacity worldwide, has an Asynchronous
Transfer Mode (ATM) fiber node located just a few
floors below the NOC.
comes into Baltimore with an OC-12 line and plans
to upgrade its connection to an OC-48 in the near
future. Qwest also has an ATM fiber node just floors
below the NOC. Our Qwest connection enables us to
offer additional redundancy and better routes to Europe,
Latin America and Asia. With our carriers, our router
has up to 150,000 possible routes to send each packet
is our third Tier One Internet backbone. AT&T
Managed Internet Service provides a reliable, dedicated,
high-speed Internet connection and industry-leading
Service Level Agreements (SLAs). Your business IP
services will reside on AT&T's world-class OC-192/OC-48
IP backbone, providing you with managed, state-of-the-art
hardware and software, smart routing capability, and
continuous performance monitoring.
because of these unique connections, there is no need
to link to the Internet through an OC3 or T3 Telecom
circuit. Instead, independent cables run inside our
building directly from the NOC to all three carriers'
points of presence. These lines can handle the bandwidth
of a T3 or an OC3 with DWDM. Plus, they handle several
times the bandwidth of an OC3. Whatever your bandwidth
needs may be, we have the scalability to meet them.
Industry analysis reveals that 70% of downtime of
over 10 hours with any ISP is caused by telephone
circuit failure. With us, circuit failure is virtually
eliminated. That's because our NOC is in the same
building as GlobalCenter, Qwest and GTE. There is
no phone circuit between our NOC and these providers.
Instead, there is a direct connection between our
Cisco 7500 routers and theirs.
providers also have peering connections with other
major Tier 1 providers that allow traffic to be switched
to alternate backbones should the need arise.
high-speed connections, reliability built in, and
professional staff - You get all this with every low
cost and full featured hosting account.