Our Data center is located inside of an 18-floor, all steel frame and secure building known as the Bandwidth Exchange Building. It is one of the largest telecommunications facilities in the central region of the United States. Most of the major carriers - such as AT&T, MCI, Verizon, Qwest, Level3, Southwestern Bell and others have facilities at this same location.
The entire data center is monitored 24x7 by security cameras and on- site staff. Cameras are positioned at every entrance and each and every rack isle. All security cameras are recorded. Additionally, there is a manned security access to enter the building, and a hand-reader to access the data center floor. Further, the secured server area requires a security card to gain access.
The data center building is served by three ultra reliable underground grids configured in a spot network that allows any one grid to drop without interruption to the building power supply. The data center also is equipped with it's own uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) that insure against short-term interruptions of power. UPS's also regulate the quality of power so that all equipment receives constant line voltage.
The server room temperature is maintained by redundant Liebert indoor cooling systems at an optimal temperature. These cooling systems provide precise, reliable control of the data center temperature, humidity, and airflow that improves operating conditions for sensitive electronic equipment.
Engineered with the highest degree of protection against fire damage the data center has, concrete floors, all steel ceilings, fire proof walls, and steel framed racks.
To prevent accidental sprinkler discharge, the data center is equipped with a zoned, dry-pipe, pre-action sprinkler system that requires two or more sensors to activate. A state-of-the-art VESDA air sampling fire detection system is capable of detecting invisible by-products of materials as they degrade during the pre-combustion stages of an incipient fire by actively and continuously sampling air.
The hostek.com network is powered by Cisco Routers, Switches and Toplayer IPS for intrusion prevention. Our IPS systems are kept up to date with the latest vulnerability signatures by contract with TopLayer. We maintain a replacement for each part of our network for quick recovery of any total hardware failure.
Our servers are owned and maintained by hostek.com staff. We develop and maintain several levels of protection for both hardware and software to insure that server failure stays low. For our production web and application servers we use Dell Servers. In addition to high-quality hardware we use software such as Diskeeper for defragmentation and R1Soft's CDP to backup all the data on our servers. We strive to maintain the highest level of up time and performance from our network.
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