Company Info: Datacenter/Network
All our equipment is located in a centralized, fault tolerant,
redundant, climate controlled cage that connects directly
to the heart of the Internet via multiple fiber optic connections
- no middle tiers. All servers will also have direct access
to RouteSciences' PathControl to ensure the fastest routes
possible for all your visitors. Anyone who needs fast, uncongested
routing will appreciate the fact that PathControl optimizes
Layer 3 routing, making all IP-based applications including
Web, E-mail, VoIP, FTP, and others predictable and highly
available. Gaming servers and audio/video streaming servers
will see the biggest advantage of RouteScience PathControl.
has chosen American Internet Services (AIS) as its Data
Center. The state-of-the-art data center features everything
that you would expect from any high-end Colocation facility,
plus a lot more. We take pride in our track record of providing
the most reliable Internet services available anywhere.
Since we moved into the $15 million dollar data center,
we have had 100% network uptime (excluding prescheduled
maintenance and upgrades during our normal service window).
With speed and reliability as our primary design concerns,
we have found a network that meets those specifications.
Redundant 4000 AMP, 480-volt electrical feeds, power our data center. This system provides automatic switching between two independent transformers located on the property.
Besides a total of One Megawatt of redundant UPS power, our facility houses a fully redundant 2,400 AMP, -48V, positive ground DC Telco power plant and distributionsystem. This system currently powers all fiber providers as well as carriers in our facility.
A fully redundant One Megawatt paralyzing UPS system, redundant Master and Emergency System Busses (MSB/ESB) and a 2 Megawatt Diesel Generator system with 3500 gallons of fuel, provides backup power for the facility. It is anticipated that cogeneration facilities will be installed in the next 6 to 12 months. UPS power is fed into redundant Power Distribution Units and from there into Remote Power Panels (RPP). Each RPP is monitored to the circuit breaker level to ensure early warning overload protection. (Redundant Powerware 500KW UPS System) (Dual 4-Megawatt Feeds and Transfer Switches).
conditioning and air handling services for the facility
are provided by a series of three fully redundant 200-ton
data center specific closed loop chiller systems. These
systems provide over 580 tons of humidity and temperature
controlled air conditioning to the data center.
The data center floor is fed by 20 and 30-ton individual, redundant Computer Room Air Conditioning (CRAC) units. The colo area is kept at 72 degrees and 45% humidity at all times. Critical airflows are monitored for hydrogen at all times, and temperature and humidity sensors are placed throughout our facility to provide early warning in the event of a system failure.
Onsite security is provided by a combination of biometric hand scanners, electronic card control systems, hi-resolution motion sensitive digital video surveillance systems and onsite personnel. Access into the facility is granted only after positive identification (both manual and bio-metric) has been established. Movement throughout the facility is further tracked by usage of electronic card keys.
All critical areas of the facility are zoned off and access is allowed only to those individuals that need access to those areas. Access to our Meet-Me and POP facilities are provided on an escort basis only.
The entire facility is alarmed and monitored with video cameras and off-site alarm monitoring services. Customers can access the building 7x24x365 via an intercom system and camera connected to the manned video surveillance system. Once customer service personnel have visually identified the customers, they are allowed into the lobby area. This area becomes a mantrap as the door locks behind them. Once in the lobby/man trap, access is monitored by another video camera. The customers are then required to use the biometric hand scanners and a security code to gain access to the customer service area, which is manned 7x24x365. Customer Service Personnel must use another hand scanner and a code and proximity card to escort customers into the data center. All equipment entering and leaving the data center is checked for serial numbers and descriptions against the customers file in the computer system. Customers are then escorted back out of the building. This hands-on approach to security is much more effective than data centers that allow customers to come and go unsupervised.
Manned 24 x 7 x 365, the Operation and Control Center (OCC) provides the facilities to monitor all Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC), fire suppression systems and security systems onsite by specially trained personal. Critical airflows, temperature, humidity, power consumption by individual customer, early warning fire identification and suppression systems, generator, chillers, CRAC Units and all security systems are monitored in real-time from the OCC.
Fire Detection & Suppression
Fire detection is provided by a facility-wide Very Early Warning Aspirating Smoke Detection System (VESDA). Each of our 30 CRAC units has its own detection monitor that is also connected to the VESDA system. Monitored both onsite and remotely, the VESDA units are but one piece of our Triple Interlock, Pre-Action fire detection and suppression system.
Internet Services Data Center is a Telco and Optically Neutral
facility fed by two separate fiber vaults. All fiber enters
the facility via two divergent routes and into a secure
fiber pop. Individual carriers then hand-off the circuits
and other facilities in a specially designed Meet-Me Room
adjacent to the fiber pop.
Their nine providers give each facility the redundancy
and bandwidth needed for any application. We feature OC48s
or better from the following providers: AT&T, Global
Crossing, Level 3, Qwest, Savvis, Sprint, UUNet, Wiltel
Network and Connectivity
colocation companies use Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) technology
to determine the best route for traffic over the Internet.
American Internet Services (AIS) goes beyond what BGP can
do. AIS provides a self-healing IP network that solves congestion
and latency issues common to standard BGP routed backbones.
They do this with the latest routing technology and infrastructure
designed to exceed the built-in limitations of BGP. This
new, but proven, technology provides our network with direct,
ultra-low latency access to each of our nine major Internet
backbones thus setting the AIS network apart from other
colocation and data center outsourcing companies
WebIntellects Network Backbones
||AT&T connects virtually every country
(currently 149) and territory around the world. As
a global carrier of IP and data traffic, AT&T
carries 4.991 terabytes of traffic per average business
day. They also boast an industry-leading Service Level
Agreements (SLAs) for global IP performance, including
best-in-class assurances for packet delivery, latency,
and offering a 99.999% end-to-end assurance.
||Verizon Buisness (formaly UUNET) global
IP network is one of the highest quality, most scalable,
and rigorously engineered Internet networks in the
world, spanning six continents. Verizon has over 4,500
company-owned global points of presence (POPs) making
it the most expansive IP network in the world found
in over 121 countries/territories
||Level(3) operates the world's first international network optimized end-to-end for IP packet switching technology, allowing much more information to be transmitted at a far lower cost. The Level(3) network includes local loops in 36 cities in the U.S. and Europe.
||Sprint has one of the world’s largest
Tier 1 IP networks - connecting over 25% of the world's
Internet traffic. The Sprint IP backbone has more
Autonomous System network connections than any other,
with high-speed links that operate up to OC-192 /
STM-64 - the fastest speeds available over IP today.
Sprint offers more than 1,100 POPs in over 100 countries
throughout the world.
||Qwest engineered its self-healing OC-192 Internet Protocol (IP) network with multi-protocol label switching (MPLS) technology. It's there to provide secure delivery of your communications traffic at the highest rates of available speed. The goal is for 100 percent end to end network uptime and a 65 millisecond average round-trip network delay; one of the best performance metrics in the business.
||SAVVIS operates an integrated global
IP and transport network that delivers IP VPN and
Internet solutions for enterprises and carriers alike.
The SAVVIS IP network spans 105 cities in 47 countries,
encompassing the U.S., Canada, Latin America, Europe,
The Middle East, Asia and the Pacific Rim..
||XO has an OC-192 IP backbone with OC-12 uplinks in our markets and data centers; that means we have one of the highest capacity and scalable IP backbones in the industry, along with the highest levels of performance and reliability. A suite of world-class tools that facilitate the communication of customer information and continuous network monitoring set the XO network apart from its rivals.
||WilTel is one of the few national Tier 1 IP backbone providers in the
U.S. Their MPLS-enabled IP packet over SONET (PoS) backbone - engineered
and operated by leading IP experts - offers superior redundancy, lower
costs and unsurpassed IP reliability.