We recognize that down time is not an option
for your website. That's why we use hardware and
facilities that ensure our clients are up and running on
the web 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
We use a Network Operations Center
(NOC) featuring 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
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.
We use a state-of-the-art Network Operations Center (NOC)
equipped with raised flooring, which allows for easy
cabling and reliable channeling of conditioned air to
maintain a uniform room temperature. The floors also help
to reduce static and ensure a professional, computer grade
environment. The facility is equipped with Halon fire
protection system which allows for the immediate
extinguishing of fire while equipment and personnel remain
unharmed. The command center is separated by automatic
doors to further secure and protect the equipment.
Uninterruptible Power System
To guard against local power failures, we use
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 power.
We use intelligent end-user routing software
called Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), between Qwest and
FGC, who use it as well. BGP can identify which path is
the most efficient for each data packet, and then route
the packet to its destination on the fastest path. This
increases the speed at which web pages sent from our NOC
arrive at their destination.
Industry analysis reveals that 70 percent of downtime over
10 hours with any ISP is caused by telephone circuit
failure. Since the NOC we use is in the same building as
Frontier Global Center, circuit failure is virtually
eliminated because there is no phone circuit between us
and FGC. Instead, there is a direct connection between our
Cisco 7200 router and theirs.
How reliable is this? Yahoo is another fine company who
connects directly using only FGC. If you can reach Yahoo,
you can reach our network. FGC's groundbreaking 460 Gbps
network runs BGP to 25 other major carriers through
private peering arrangements, providing the fastest, most
efficient and most reliable network available today.