The Data Center
UNIX MICROSOFT HYBRID
seamless blend of UNIX and Microsoft™ technologies. Our
technology combines the functionality of "Windows™ hosting" and "UNIX
hosting" onto one platform. You can run ASP/MS Access and PHP/MySQL
based sites from the same server farm. With our seamless blending of
UNIX and Microsoft™ technologies, Our hosting system is truly
"cross-platform and one of the most advanced in the industry.
Scale to an unlimited number of domains on redundant servers
architecture is designed and built from the ground up to scale to an
unlimited number of domains. These domains are hosted on multiple
redundant servers, which are clustered using load balancing hardware.
Take advantage of our BGP4 technology
redundant Internet connections, currently provided by UUNET, LOOK
Communications, Telus and Sprint, are implemented through the use of
BGP4 (Border Gateway Protocol). We monitor and upgrade bandwidth as
We employ multiple routers and load balancers
multiple routers are made redundant through the use of Cisco's HSRP
(Hot Swappable Router Protocol). Our server clusters use multiple load
balancing hardware, designed for failover in the event of a load
balancer fault, which allows us to provide you with 99.9% Uptime
Network Appliance filers assure speed and data integrity
integrity and speed are assured by multiple Network Appliance Filers
using RAID technology. Three back up systems are in place; one is
on-site and two are off-site at geographically separated data centers.
The systems are continuously monitored for reliability and performance
by our NOC staff. Our new state of the art data centers are protected
through electrical power backup, independent air conditioning units and
physical security measures.
Data Center Facility
use four North American points of presence, its main one being a
state-of-the-art 80,000 sq. ft. Intelligent Internet Data Center. The
center provides the ultimate in security, reliability and technology.
- A World Class Capital Facility $75 million has been invested in the Internet Data Center
which is housed in an 80,000 sq. ft. (7,432 sq. meter) building, to be
expanded to 150,000 sq. ft. (13,935 sq. meters) of hosting solutions
floor space, with the capacity of more than 35,000 servers.
- Clustered Server Environment Our Web server clusters are bundles of hardware, operating
systems, and applications, integrated to host and serve
business-critical web applications to users worldwide. Hostopia ensures
that the hardware, software and network infrastructure to support
websites is robust enough to handle the peaks and valleys of customer
- Environmental Control The facility has a strictly controlled dust and pollution free
environment. The climate control system maintains a consistent range of
between 13-21? C (55-70? F) and humidity at 40 to 60 percent in a
static-free facility. The entire facility has raised flooring.
- Physical Security The Center provides top-level 24x7x365 perimeter security
including video surveillance, biometric and card-key access and 24-hour
- Fire Suppression The Center has a state-of-the-art smoke detection system with the
ability to scan even the smallest (up to 3PPM) particle in the air.
- Connectivity The Internet Data Center contains a robust reliable and high quality
network. It operates on a SONET ring, diverse redundant fiber-optic
network connections with a capacity capable of OC-192 (10 Gigabits)
connected by the latest switching and high-speed routing equipment.
Data Center Tour