World Class Data Center Partners
The data center is a new, state-of-the-art
facility located in the Inverness Business Park at the intersection
of Interstate 25 and County Line Road. It is built on today's
technology and practices a philosophy of being a security-focused
operation. This philosophy is exemplified by an advanced
Toshiba physical security system as well as the very best
network and security choices for customers. Activities and
services are monitored by an experienced technical staff
24x7 from the Network Operations Center (NOC).
The facilities include 5,000 square feet
of raised floor, a 1,200 square foot telco style room,
in addition to a network operations monitoring center,
conference rooms, administrative space and break room.
- The physical infrastructure utilizes
an $8.5 million investment by Colo.Com, a previous tenant
of the building that went out of business due to over-investing
and over-building. This investment in infrastructure
provides a reliable, high performance data center for
customers to host their mission-critical applications.
- The focus is to operate a high quality
data protection facility in Inverness Business Park.
This translates to a simple, powerful business plan with
positive cash flow and a stable, profitable environment
- The center is carrier-neutral and will
enjoy Gig-E and fiber accessibility to XO, Internap,
Cable & Wireless, Qwest, MFS, ICG, AT&T and Sprint.
- The center is a highly stable, controlled
raised floor environment with an uninterruptible power
supply and back-up generator, fire suppression, HVAC,
separate cooling zones, humidity control and security.
- Your equipment and bandwidth are monitored
24 hours by 7 days a week by our own engineers, with
enhanced monitoring services a call away
- Highly trained and experienced staff
is available to assist you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Their expertise is available for professional services
in advanced network design and logical security.
- Customer amenities such as day cubicles
with phone and Internet access, meeting rooms and equipment
set-up laboratories with available flat screens, keyboards,
patch cords, tools, etc.
Electrical power from Colorado's Xcel Energy is delivered from dual feeds from
the Surrey Ridge substation. The electric service in the building is connected
to a parallel redundant Powerware UPS, which delivers conditioned power to
the data center via a Starline Bussway system. This system eliminates the need
for traditional power distribution units (PDU's) and enhances the reliability
of the system as well as making "A" and "B" power available to every computer
equipment cabinet. The power is backed up by a 1000 Kw Cummings diesel generator
connected to a 1,600 amp automatic transfer switch (ATS). The batteries in
the UPS system can support a full electrical load for 25 minutes, providing
ample time for the diesel generator to come online and handle the full load
of the data center.
Cooling and humidity is controlled by six
(6) 30-ton Data Aire air handling units (AHUs). The AHus
are completely redundant (N+2) as only 3 of the AHU's are
needed to properly cool the data center if it were fully
loaded with equipment. The system keeps the operating environment
in the data center at 68 degrees with 45% humidity with
a variation of no more than 4 degrees of temperature and
Internet connectivity is provided by dual, redundant Gigabit Ethernet connections
(dual Gig-E) to the Cable & Wireless Internet Network Node located in the
adjacent building. That node has eight (8) OC-192 connections to the Cable & Wireless
network. There is a secondary connection to XO's Metropolitan Area Network
via a 100-base-T Ethernet connection.
Customers can access multiple Tier One
Internet backbones through Internap from our facility which
is attractive both for its redundancy and performance benefits.
Additional fiber connections to the building are provided
by Qwest, MCI, and ICG. Qwest and ICG currently provide
OC-3 connections to the facility and additional capacity
is available from both carriers.
Security and Monitoring
The experienced technical staff monitors all the equipment in the facility,
the connections to that equipment, and all visitors to the facility, 24x7.
Visitors must be granted access by duly authorized representatives of the data
center clients. A biometric scan and surrender of the visitor's driver's license
for a proxy card is required for visitors to gain access from the lobby to
the administrative area. Another biometric scan and use of the access card
is required to enter the raised floor area.
Twenty-three (23) Toshiba cameras, connected
to a Toshiba closed circuit surveillance system, monitor
the data center. This state-of-the-art system provides
NOC staff with the ability to visually monitor all doors
to the data center and all cabinets within the data center.
The system detects any movement, triggering one or more
of the cameras to capture a digital image of the movement,
which is recorded to a RAID based hard drive system. The
images are archived periodically and can be transferred
to any digital media on-demand.
Fire Detection & Suppression
Fire detection within the Data Center is provided by an early detection alarm
system monitored both within the NOC and by Honeywell as a backup third party
monitoring service. The monitoring system informs the NOC staff of the specific
alarm generating the warning and its location. The data center has sensors
installed both above and below the raised floor to detect gases that rise with
the airflow in the center as well as heavy gases that tend to settle under
the floor. The fire suppression system is a pre-action, dry pipe which would
discharge water only from the appropriate locations if the heat in the data
center increases enough to trigger a fire sprinkler head. The discharge of
a sprinkler would signal the emergency power off switch which would simultaneously
turn off the electrical power to the entire data center room.