General Information on DiscountASP.NET U.S. Data Center Facility

Facility
  • Concrete Tilt-Up Construction
  • 24 inch raised floor
  • Steel Seismic Bracing added to meet the 1997 Seismic / Earthquake codes (Title 24 Seismic) for Los Angeles area
  • All racks / cabinets are seismically braced and bolted directly to the concrete flooring
  • Dimax – Building Management / Alarm Monitoring System
  • Power and data cables are run perpendicular from each other to minimize any electrical field interaction
  • Janitorial service is bonded, insured and licensed
Security
  • 7/16 inch thick steel sheeting around the front door and within the front reception area
  • 2 level, man-trap, security access – before actually being able to enter the raised floor area
  • 256+ - fixed positioned, security cameras
  • All camera footage is recorded and held for a minimum of 30 days
  • Level 5 bullet-resistant walls / glass (Kevlar Lined walls) in the front entry, lobby, guard station, and shipping and receiving areas
  • 24 x 7 x 365 on-site security guards
  • Security service is bonded
  • No signage on building
Air conditioning
  • Data Center temperature maintained at 72 degrees +/- 2 degrees
  • Thermostats / Humidistats are located around the building on the walls, posts and ceilings
  • 16 – 135 Ton air conditioners N+6 – all 16 are running continuously w/redundant capacity
    • 6 – 135 Ton air conditioners support redundant capacity
    • 2 – 30 ton air-conditioners independently support NOC and NODE
  • Air handlers are located on the roof (roof access is restricted and monitored)
  • Supply air temperature entering the IDC averages 55 – 62% varying with load conditions
  • Ring duct in ceiling allows us to add diffusers (vents) where needed to provide additional air flow
  • Two 125 Ton A/C Units, and one 70 Ton unit is dedicated to UPS Room
Power
  • Pager notification service with California Independent System Operator (ISO) to monitor California utility power Stage Alerts and rolling black outs
  • 6 main electrical distribution buses
  • 24 MGE UPS's
  • 10 Caterpillar 2000KW (2.0MW) generators
  • Each generator has 3,000 gals of diesel fuel – enough to power it for 22 hours at full load
  • 4 – 12,000 gal. Diesel Fuel storage convault tanks (in addition to the primary fuel tanks) provide enough fuel to run generators continuously for 72 hours at full load
  • UPS batteries support data center load until automatic transfer to generator is completed
  • 50 power management modules (PMM's) with 168 – 20 amp power circuits from each 165KVA power distribution unit (PDU); customized circuits provided as needed
  • Power is served to the PDUs via 2 separate independent UPS power sources
  • Each PDU has it's own Automatic Static Transfer Switch which can switch the power to the alternate source within 4 milliseconds
  • Contracts with local fuel companies to provide additional on-site fuel, once generators are started
Fire suppression
  • VESDA – Very Early Smoke Detection and Alarm system; small white 'air sampling tubes' draw air into chambers, where lasers analyze the air for smoke content
  • Clean-Gas hand-held fire extinguishers are through-out the building
  • Fire station located approximate 600 feet from the data center
  • Heat (140 degree) and smoke detectors are located on the ceilings around the building
Network/bandwidth
  • Redundant OC48s
  • X – 4 inch conduits for telco fiber leading to the street
  • Multiple redundant network paths
  • All network operators certified internet systems engineers