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Data Center Colocation by IP Systems Solutions (IPSS)

 

IP Systems Solutions offers the infrastructure, power, physical security, including both storage and servers here in NY.

What is colocation data center?

colocation centre is a type of data centre where equipment, space, and bandwidth are available for rental to retail customers. Colocation facilities provide space, power, cooling, and physical security for the server, storage, and networking equipment of other firms and connect them to a variety of telecommunications and network service providers—with a minimum of cost and complexity.

Our secure portal enables customers to monitor the performance and all other elements of their Micro Data Center in real time. Combined with our 24/7 on-site certified technicians and a minimum of four layers of physical security, we safeguard your investments in a controlled, visible, and manageable environment.

Colocation is vital for modern day businesses

As a colocation client you have multiple options at our NOC. If you would like to sit back and focus on your business instead of worrying about your IT equipment and its functionality we offer Fully Managed Colocation Services. IPSS’s fully managed services clients are at the highest level of priority and will notice it from Day 1. You get assigned a Dedicated Technical Account Manager by the colocation who will be your main point of contact throughout your stay at our facility. Should an issue arise, you are instructed to contact your Dedicated Technical Account Manager by way of phone or email for an immediate resolution. After speaking with your Dedicated Technical Account Manager, your issue is automatically routed to our colocation datacenter and we immediately begin working on a resolution to your problem. Let IPSS’s experienced administrators resolve any technical issues that might arise, cut your IT cost by as much as 35% and enjoy the peace of mind to focus on what’s most important to you; your business.

Details of our NOC: 

Our network boasts over 8Gbps (8,000mbps) of bandwidth connectivity. We have handpicked premium providers and peering arrangements to ensure your IP transit networks are always hosted at lightning speeds and with multiple redundant routes to ensure the fastest times to reach any destination worldwide. IPSS Network Equipment: IPSS’s network operates on industry leading network equipment from Cisco Systems. All
our switches and routers are developed by Cisco. Our network is based on gigabit technology, which means that it runs at a speed of 1000 Mb per second - whereas most web hosting networks are limited to 100 Mb per second. Our network also utilizes 100% CAT6 network cable, which contains four pairs of copper wire and, unlike CAT5, utilizes all four pairs. CAT6 supports Gigabit (1000 Mbps) Ethernet and supports communications at more than twice the speed of CAT5e, which is the other popular standard for Gigabit Ethernet cabling.

  • Gigabit technology based network, which means that it runs at a speed of 1000Mbps, whereas most Data Center networks are limited to 100Mbps. 
  • Our network also utilizes 100% CAT6 network cable, which contains four pairs of copper wire and, unlike CAT5, utilizes all four pairs. CAT6 supports     Gigabit (1000 Mbps) Ethernet and supports communications at more than twice the speed of CAT5e, which is the other popular standard for Gigabit Ethernet cabling. 
  • Our core BGP+ network is built on Cisco 6500 series switches running 720 3BXL supervisors, connected to our core server network based on Cisco 3500 series catalyst switches. IPSS’s chose the latest Cisco switches to be at the heart of its internal core network. 
  • Each unit runs a combination of 10/100, 10/100/1000 along with short haul fiber interfaces and functions fully redundantly. IPSS’s maintain a full set of spares, including chassis, blades, power supply units, and supervisor modules for entire network Cisco gear

Network Redundancy and Dark Fiber Providers

From our redundant core, we supply two diverse network connections from two separate core switches. While only one connection is used to route traffic, the second connection is a hot-standby circuit ready to route traffic in the event of problem. The change-over to the hot-standby circuit happens instantly without any changes to the network configuration.

  • Additional network POPs maintained in 3 other NYC datacenter facilities. 
  • Dual network cable drops to all racks ensuring no single point of failure. 
  • Duplicate core and edge equipment ensures no downtime in event of hardware failure. 
  • OCG 
  • Light Tower 
  • Zayo Enterprise Networks 
  • Sidera Networks 

Connectivity and Bandwidth Providers

IPSS’s Colocation datacenter implemented multiple Tier-1 providers and direct internet connections, this allows bypassing slower ISP's and shortening the path between our IT-Infrastructure and your clients. With our topology designed in this particular manner we provide lower latency, unmatched speeds, and top-notch reliability that you will not find anywhere else. To Recap, IPSS’s can provide you with the necessary tools, bandwidth, and stability that you need today to run your mission critical applications. Maximum speed and redundancy from premium bandwidth providers including:

  • Cogent 
  • Neutral Tandem 
  • Level3 
  • XO Communications 
  • AboveNet 
  • ATT

Fastest Route, Less Hops, Less Latency

Most Enterprise-ISP networks send traffic to its destination using Border Gateway Protocol (BGP). BGP is a network protocol that chooses how to send information through the Internet based upon the fewest number of available network hops. One challenge with BGP is that it does not take individual network quality or performance into account when making these routing decisions. Using BGP alone is not enough to ensure predictable network performance.

IPSS Power Infrastructure

At IPSS’s power is fed into our Colocation facility from two utility power grids backed by redundant N+2 diesel generators with 72 hour fuel reserve. In addition, we have our own onsite power substation that provides our customers unlimited upgradeable power, redundant intelligent Liebert UPS AC backup systems, and multiple feeds for client hardware with more than one power supply.

N+2

Our state of the art colocation facility is equipped with N+2 redundancy power equipment if by any chance an event of a power failure should ever occur at our data center facility. From our all fully redundant PDU’s, Transfer Switches, Dual UPS units and two standalone generators, all have at least one redundant component, some even two, to ensure that our power stability is never affected. We also regularly test our components by doing heavy load and failover testing to ensure that all components are functioning properly at all time. This is one of the main components that make our organization a step above many others.

Redundancy

One of the most important decisions we made when building IPSS's was taking into account redundancy. This means from a customer’s perspective you never have to worry about a power outage. Our colocation facility has dual power feeds, PDU’s, transfer switches, UPS, and generators. We also have our own power substation on site that provides over 10.15MVA of power for customers looking to expand their environment; you’ll never be stuck when you need to upgrade your amperage. Another prime factor is that our generators power our cooling, this is extremely important as most facilities only use there generators and UPS systems for core equipment, we use them for everything guaranteeing that you machines will not only stay online but will keep the proper temperature which is so critical for today’s generation of hardware. 

12,000 Gallon Fuel Reserve

Another primary issue with backup power depending on the scenario is how long the outage can last. At IPSS’s we can run for approximately a week before needing to refuel our generators. Additionally, we have contracts with 3 different local fuel companies to ensure us an ongoing supply if needed. At our colocation facility since everything is setup with complete redundancy, it differentiates us from a lot of providers since we can offer completely redundant power feeds, both being fed from separate PDU’s that are in separate locations coming in via separate risers. If you choose a redundant power feed option, we are able to provide you with a 99.9% SLA on power!

IPSS Datacenters:

Our multiple state of the art datacenters are equipped with the very latest technology and maintained to Telco standards by our expert network engineers to ensure maximum security and uptime for our customers' servers. See below for short listing of datacenter features and network
specifications:

Environment: Precision-controlled air conditioning systems protect and cool mission- critical servers and equipment in the Network Operations Center. The facility is controlled by quad compressor / dual-blower 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.

IPSS Network:

IPSS maintains its own fiber optic network in order to facilitate the growing needs of its hosting clients. Only fully redundant, enterprise-class routing equipment is used in all of our data centers. Additionally, all routing equipment is housed in a secured core routing room and fed by
its own redundant power supply. By owning and operating our own network & datacenter, we position ourselves to be in full control of how & where data is transmitted from our clients to the Internet. The quality of our network is ESSENTIAL to our success and to our clients continued.

Additional benefits of colocating with IPSS include:

  • A predictable and operational expenditure model
  • Additional capacity can be brought on quickly, cheaply, and only as needed
  • Better access to space and power
  • Experienced professionals managing your data center facility
  • An ecosystem of partners in the same facility
  • Dedicated infrastructure to build your cloud strategy
  • Lean infrastructure to manage during times of rapid business change
  • A better road map for disaster recovery

Provisions by IP Systems Solutions:

  • lockable rack cabinets or cages.
  • power in a variety of formats, AC and DC.
  • network connectivity.
  • cooling,
  • physical security (including video surveillance, biometric and badge access, logging, and the like).
  • real-time live monitoring of all these functions for failures.

We also provide redundant systems for, usually, all of these features, to mitigate the problems when each inevitably fails.

Among the economies of scale which result from grouping many small-to-midsized customers together in one facility are included:

  • higher reliability due to redundant systems
  • 24/7 monitoring by engineers
  • lower network latency and higher bandwidth at a lower cost
  • specialist staff that IP Systems Solutions have contracts with, like network and facilities engineers, which would not be cost effective for any single client to keep on the payroll.

Some of IP Systems Solutions companies we have in our colocation are:

  • Down State UIT Web commerce company
  • Stuart and Volper enterprises
  • L&P Consulting Engineering Corp.
  • Telecommunications and Internet Service Provider small-scale TGI and Sons, INC
  • eCommerce site for the Garment Industry hosted by GoDaddy.
  • MedicaLINX a technology vendor for Management Care companies and Clinics.