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Our Network Operations is managed out of Amsterdam, Netherlands in a new State of the Art Tier1 Network Operations Center (NOC).
Data Center Features:
Redundant Connections to several Tier 1 providers
Multiple fiber paths
Multiple redundant power back-up 24 x 7 onsite staff 24 x 7 monitoring
HVAC, Separate cooling zones with over 60 tons of cooling Multiple Levels of Security
Card key access
Multiple levels of Fire suppression
Early Warning System
FM-200 gas-based fire suppression system
Continuous, uninterruptible power supply
Environmental Monitoring Systems maintain constant temperature and humidity
Currently there is a full 2000 mbps (2GiG-E connections) supplying our Data Center. In OC fiber line terms that’s close to 3- OC-12 lines and 1- OC-3 line.
The use of non-blocking gigabit devices throughout the network ensures regional latency of a few milliseconds or less, suitable for the most demanding delay-sensitive traffic. Use of redundant fiber rings ensures network reliability and availability.
The data center has connections to many different Internet backbones including Qwest, AT&T, Level3, Genuity, Time Warner and Yipes. By connecting to multiple tier 1 backbones, the data can be distributed through many sources. This architectural design also means that the network connections are not dependent upon an single Internet backbone. Thus when probems occur, traffic rerouting is automatic, thereby ensuring the integrity of the network and continued access for our high-speed servers.
This takes the term “multi-homing” to a whole new level. Presently bandwidth utilization is 5% during peak traffic times. Therefore, the network is very flexible. If one of the backbone connections experiences problems, the traffic can simply be rerouted over other paths, thereby ensuring that users receive fast access times to sites hosted on our network.
In addition, the network runs Border Gate Protocol (BGP4). BGP is used at a provider with more than one access point to the Internet. It helps create a truly redundant network. In fact, in an ideal situation, a lease line failure should result in the BGP routing session to close on the bad leased line and the router on a working circuit should then begin to accept the additional traffic. In other words, traffic from a down circuit is redistributed across other circuits, thereby maintaining network integrity. Providers that are multi-homed and correctly setup can actually be more reliable than a single backbone provider because they have multiple paths to multiple providers.
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