There are many aspects of hosting your website that you might not be aware of. Interwave Concepts, has vetted numerious hosting environments and providers, looking for those providers that can meet the requirements we felt were critical to hosting your website. We broke these down into: Redundant Networks, Power and Environment systems, and Security.
Our current web, database and mail servers are co-located in a Data Center that is currently connected to three major internet networks: Level3, Cox and Cogent.
These three networks are the world's largest backbone providers ensuring responsive and reliable connectivity regardless of where your audience resides.
As one of the Nation’s largest and fastest growing (mainly through acquisition) Networks, Level3’s vast fiber network is a valuable addition to the Network. Level3 is connected to the Network via multi-gigabit, redundant fiber rings.
Is one of our premium level partners. Having Gigabit connectivity to the Cox Network provides fast, low-latency connections to millions of residential and business-grade cable modem and direct Internet access customers.
As the global leader in low cost bandwidth, Cogent Communications has grown over the years to become a global force, now known for excellent international connectivity.
Here’s a simple breakdown. For total redundancy, your provider should be able to offer you an A and a B power circuit in any amperage or voltage you require. From here, you are able to plug equipment into two unique and separate power sources. This provides complete protection from unexpected failures such as power supplies & power cords.
For our requirements we require our Colocation or Data Center provider to have the A & B circuits, each connected to a separate UPS (Un-Interruptible Power Supply) systems, separate Generators, and separate SDGE circuits. This is a real Fully Redundant Power Infrastructure configureation. .
Raised Floor Cooling
With computer power density increasing on an almost daily basis, it is essential for Data Centers to be properly equipped and educated in managing HVAC cooling systems and Data Center thermodynamics.
By far, the best known and most respected theories on HVAC management within a Data Center are based on Raised Floor Cooling systems being combined with Hot Row / Cold Row footprint layouts. Our hosting environment maintains full Raised Floor Systems throughout.
Our Data Center is designed to maintain ice cold intake temperatures on the Cold Rows where air is drawn into our cabinet, while quickly evacuating the exhaust air that is vented into the Hot Rows. This planning and management of air flow and temperature are meant to extend the life of IT equipment and provide adequate cooling for high density computing configurations.
Our Data Center follows strict guidelines as set forth by industry leaders such as The Uptime Institute. Temperatures within our hosting center are kept at 68’ or below in Cold rows and humidity is kept at 45’ (+-5’) at all times.
The servers that your website will reside on are in a state-of-the-art secure facility. To enter this facility you have to show a photo id, and pass through two separate biometric check points before entering the room where the servers are located. To access the servers you need to have access to the secure cabinet as well. This assures us of providing complete security for the hardware that holds your site.
Our servers are monitored continually and there is a technicial on-site 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We additionally contract with third-party monitoring services that provide updates as to our network status to assure you of maximum uptime for your site.