NETWORK OPERATIONS CENTER

The 11,000 square foot CloudArion™ Data Center facility contains everything needed to ensure your mission-critical Internet operation is functioning at the highest perfomance levels. A full list of features/services in usage in the Network Operations Center is found below.

NETWORK OPERATIONS CENTER FEATURES

Connectivity

The network is connected via 10-Gigabit Ethernet Wavelength handoff(s) on redundant/dual-path DWDM fiber-optic transport connections to XO™ Communications and Zayo™ Bandwidth. Verizon™ (Formerly Bell Atlantic PA) and Frontier™ Communications (Formerly Commonweath Telephone – CTSI), fiber is also available in the facility. The network currently connects CloudArion POPs (Points of Presence) in Scranton, Philadelphia, & NYC. CloudArion® transit is provided via multiple 10-Gigabit/Gigabit Ethernet transit circuits from Telia™ (http://www.teliasoneraic.com), Cogent™ Communications (http://www.cogentco.com), BTN™/PCCW™ (http://www.btnaccess.com), XO™ Communications (http://www.xo.com), Hurricane Electric™ (http://www.he.net), & Deutsche Telekom™ (http://www.deutschetelekom-icss.com). CloudArion® also peers with multiple carriers at the New York Internet Exchange™ (http://www.nyiix.net). For redundancy, CloudArion® is currently running BGP4 (border gateway routing protocol) to maintain the speed and uptime. If one backbone line goes down, it will balance the load to the other(s). If one line gets congested, it will load balance the traffic. CloudArion® is currently negotiating with additional major backbone providers to open POPs in the CloudArion® Scranton PA facility, with XO™ Communications being available already at this time. CloudArion® is currently the only major data center/co-lo facility within 60-75 miles of the Tier-3 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre PA USA Metro Area.

Failsafe Power Supply

Our Network Operations Center currently has 1200amps 480V & 800amps 208V 3-Phase power currently available from PP&L™ (Pennsylvania Power & Electric). The facility is currently backed up and protected by multiple 275KVA and 160KVA Powerware™ 9315/9395 facility-wide UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) systems, which feed PDI™, MGE™, & Liebert™ PDU (Power Distribution Unit) systems. In a very rare case of utility outage, our Cummins™ 250KW & Detroit Diesel™ 580KW & 675KW deisel generators start automatically, taking over for the UPS systems and supplying all necessary power for the facility. The generators interface to the power grids thru Asco™ 7000 & RussElectric™ RTBD automatic transfer panels. With multiple fuel tanks on-site, the generators are capable of running without refueling for approximately 48 hours.

Environment

Precision-controlled raised floor air conditioning systems protect and cool mission-critical servers and equipment in the Network Operations Center. The facility is controlled by multiple 30-Ton APC™/Airflow™, 20-Ton Liebert™, & 20-Ton Data Aire™ dual-compresser redundant systems. These systems provide a virtually dust-free and particle-free computing environment, with temperature, humidity, and air-quality regulation.

Security

Restricted access to the Network Operations Center is monitored by qualified personnel 24 hours a day, every day. Visitors and clientele are only allowed on-site if escorted by Network Operations Center staff. The entire Network Operations Center is monitored, ensuring prompt response and thorough coverage to fire or security alarms. We supply all our Network Operations Center customers with advanced firewall, encryption, intrusion detection and other security measures. CloudArion® maintains a full digital video surveillance system of the Network Operations Center, with full on-site and off-site recording.

Backup Systems

24x7x365 Monitoring

Hardware

Software

The Network Operations Center utilizes the CentOS™ Linux operating system on the majority of servers present. CentOS™ Linux is a highly configurable system, and well known for speed and stability. CentOS™ Linux servers have been documented to remain operating for up to one year at a time without even requiring a reboot. The Apache™ Web Server nicely compliments the CentOS™ Linux Operating System. The majority of remaining servers operate on the Microsoft™ Windows™ 2003/2008 Server operating system, with Internet Information Server™ Web Server. Microsoft™ Windows™ 2003/2008 Server provides a system that simplifies database, application, and visual effect programming. CloudArion® also supports FreeBSD™, Fedora™, Ubuntu™, Debian™ operating systems. CPanel™, Plesk™, DirectAdmin™, control panels compliment the default operatins systems.

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