Calgary Data Center Network

Telecom Hotel

The datacenter, owned and operated by Rackspace (with whom we partner), is a tier one datacenter facility located inside the well-known INFOMART telecom hotel near downtown Dallas. Specializing in datacenter and hosting facilities, INFOMART is home to multiple datacenters including MCI, Level 3, Equinix, Verio, Switch & Data, Verizon, DataSides, and more. The building sits atop three redundant electrical grids from TXU delivering diverse power to each quadrant of the building. HVAC needs are supplied via five one hundred ton onsite water chillers to deliver N+1 cooling requirements. Home to over twelve switch sites and thirty-five different carriers, INFOMART houses technology and telecom related businesses in a complex communications ecosystem.
 

Data Center

With room for over 5000 dedicated servers, the private N+1 datacenter facility incorporates the following infrastructure:

  • 2000 amps 480v Input Power
  • Parallel 500Kva UPS Battery Backup Units
  • 2000Kw Diesel Generator with Onsite Fuel Storage
  • Redundant Liebert 20 Ton HVAC Units
  • Pre-Action Dry Pipe Fire Suppression
  • Proximity Security Badge Access
  • Digital Security Video Surveillance


A quick look inside:

 

 

Public Network

Our datacenter partners maintain a carrier class network designed and built for the lowest latency, highest reliability, and maximum scalability.
 

Cisco Routers & Switches

6500, 3750, 2900 Series routers and switches with gigabit speeds available from the individual server to the Internet.
 

Redundant GigE Backbone

Multi-router gigabit connections to the Internap, SAVVIS, VERIO/NTT, and Abovenet core backbone exchanges located in the INFOMART in Dallas, Texas.
 

Traffic Management & Analysis

Utilizing Peakflow from Arbor Networks coupled with Netflow data from Cisco routers and switches, network engineers continuously monitor the health, reliability, and performance of the network. Historical analysis is critical for demand and capacity planning.
 

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Network IDS, IPS & DDOS

Industry best solutions from Tipping Point are utilized to guard against denial of service, malicious traffic, viruses, malware, phishing, spyware and other types of Internet threats via wire speed detection and remediation coupled with automatic and zero day response.
 

Private VLAN & Port Control

All servers reside on private VLANs for security purposes. Additional servers or firewalls added after the initial install can be placed on existing VLANs or new VLANs without service interruptions or IP changes. Port control is also available to change port speeds from 10 / 100 / 1000Mbps to further manage security and bandwidth usage.