VirtuaWeb servers are located in a data center
that has been engineered to avoid any single point of failure in connectivity,
power, or HVAC. And because the data center is not open to the public, you can
rest assured that only a handful of highly trained, level-three technicians will
be allowed within close physical proximity to our servers.
The data center is physically isolated from
everyone but level three technicians. Public access is strictly
forbidden. Access to the data center floors is restricted to those
holding military-grade pass cards. Furthermore, access to
the data center is restricted by Biometric hand scanners.
Power systems in the data center is
designed to run uninterrupted even in the unlikely event of a total
power outage. All servers are fed with conditioned UPS
(Uninterruptible Power Supply) power that will run if utility power
fails. The UPS power subsystem is N+1 redundant with instantaneous
fail over in case the primary UPS fails. In the event of an extended
power outage, an on-site diesel generator can run indefinitely. The
generator is regularly tested to ensure that it will continue to
function in the event of an emergency.
The data center is meticulously tidy.
All air is circulated and filtered every 90 seconds to remove dust and
contaminants. The data center's HVAC (Heating Ventilation Air
Conditioning) system is N+1 redundant to ensure that - even in the
event of an entire HVAC system failure - there is a duplicate system
on standby to take over. An advanced fire-suppression system is in
place to prevent any fire from spreading - in the unlikely event that
one could start. All cables to servers and routing equipment are
securely tied down, and cable racks suspended from the ceiling provide
dual routes for all cables. In the event that all cables on a cable
rack are cut or burned, packets of data will automatically be routed
to a second set of cables on the other side of the data center.
AT&T is among the world's premier voice, video and data communications
companies, serving consumers, businesses and government. AT&T has
annual revenues of nearly $66 billion and 162,000 employees, and
provides services to customers worldwide. AT&T runs the world's
largest, most sophisticated communications network, is the largest
cable operator in the U.S., and has one of the largest digital
wireless networks in North America. AT&T is a leading supplier of data
and Internet services for businesses and offers outsourcing,
consulting and networking-integration to large businesses.
Communications International (OC-12)
Communications International is a leader in reliable and secure
broadband Internet-based data, voice and image communications for
businesses and consumers.
Sprint is a global communications company serving 26 million business
and residential customers in more than 70 countries.
Warner Telecom (DS-3)
Telecom is a subsidiary of Time Warner Telecom Inc., (NASDAQ:TWTC)
headquartered in Littleton, Colo. Time Warner Telecom delivers "last
mile" broadband data, dedicated Internet access and voice services for
businesses in 21 states. One of the country's premier competitive
telecom carriers, Time Warner Telecom offers broadband services
primarily to large and medium customers in 44 U.S. Metropolitan areas
over its fast, powerful and flexible, fiber, facilities-based metro
and regional optical networks.
an MCI WorldCom company, is a global leader in Internet communications
solutions offering a comprehensive range of Internet services to
business customers worldwide. Providing Internet access, web hosting,
remote access and other value-added services, UUNET offers service in
over 100 countries, to more than 70,000 businesses, and owns and
operates a global network in thousands of cities throughout North
America, Europe and the Asia Pacific area