Where is your Data Center?

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Do you know where your servers data center is? Could they be in a broom closet? Here at BTInet we can reassure you that our servers are safe with us in our Tier IV Data Center.

Owning our data centers rather than leasing space in other companies’ data centers gives us total control over all aspects of their operation. Our primary data center is located in our headquarters building in Bismarck, North Dakota with a secondary data center located in Beulah, North Dakota. Being located in the Midwest, our data centers are unaffected by natural disasters (hurricanes, tsunamis, earthquakes, etc.) that affect many other data centers. We have private fiber connectivity between our data centers, so we don’t have to rely on external carriers for replication of data between data centers.

Our primary data center has been designed to avoid any single point of failure. All carriers are connected via multiple fiber optic rings, which enter the data center at diverse entry points and provide total communications redundancy. Multiple core routers, firewalls and switches have redundant components and network interfaces. Our power system is designed with redundancy from the equipment to the street. Equipment with redundant power supplies are fed by separate circuits, which are connected to separate PDUs, that are fed by separate UPSes that are fed from separate transformers. In the unlikely event of complete power loss to the building, all equipment would instantaneously fail over to our UPS system until our backup diesel generators begin providing power indefinitely. BTInet’s redundant HVAC system is also supported by the backup power system, ensuring that the data center temperature and climate are always appropriately maintained, even in the event of a power failure.

Our data center is monitored 24 hours-a-day, and is cardkey controlled to allow access only to authorized personnel. After regular business hours, access to the floor and wing of the building where the data center resides is also restricted to authorized personnel. All entries/exits are logged in our internal security department, and BTInet security staff regularly patrol the data center during non-business hours.

BTInet does not allow physical access to the server, but does provide customers with full administrative and console level access.

Questions? Please give us a call and see what we can do for you!

 

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Server hosting, Linux, Windows, Sun, Solaris, Dedicated servers, virtual private servers, firewalls, internet service provider, exchange, oracle, SQL server

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