DNSnetworks Datacentres

Why Choose SaaS in our datacentres ?

  • DNSnetworks expert staff has been designing, building, and maintaining IT infrastructures in our datacentre locations and on premise at client locations through our IT managed services across Canada for over 14 years.
  • We recognize that proximity counts, for both a redundancy and disaster aspect our datacentres are over 6000 km apart and covers a wide spread network IT footprint for all Canada businesses.
  • We know how important reliability and uptime are, so we designed our IT infrastructure so that its built in a multi-tenanted fashion, in order to provide business continuity. That being said our Tier III design are being met at our primary datacentres located in Ottawa, Canada.


Ottawa, ON

The world-class data centre facility in Ottawa, Ontario feature diverse connections to Telco fibre rings, advanced security and fire suppression systems, uninterrupted power supplies (UPS), high-capacity backup diesel generators, and a 24×7 Network Operation Centre.

SPECIFIC FEATURES OF THE OTTAWA DATA CENTRE FACILITIES

  • Anti-static 24″ raised floors, leveled by laser for accuracy
  • Two-stage biometric authentication process, including iris scanner & security access card
  • 24×7 Network Operation Centre (NOC), staffed with a qualified and certified team that monitors the network, provides managed services support for customers, and offers remote hands assistance, including rebooting servers or rotating tapes

STATE-OF-ART SECURITY

  • Unmarked data centre locations with single secure entrances for customers and staff
  • Two-stage authentication process
  • Individually locked cabinets / doors
  • Networked security cameras (low-light technology) scan and record the interior and exterior of the data centre 24×7
  • PCI DSS, ISAE 3402 Type II, SSAE 16 Type II, and CSAE 3416 Type II certifications

POWER BACKUP

  • N+1 power redundancy
  • Redundant Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) systems
  • High-capacity backup diesel generators with fuel for a minimum of 24 hours of operation

REDUNDANT COOLING SYSTEM

  • N+1 cooling redundancy
  • Redundant computer-controlled compressors and AC units
  • Perforated cabinet doors for temperature control

FIRE SUPPRESSION

  • FM-200 gas (extinguishes fire without water)
  • Two-stage pre-action dry pipe sprinkler system keeps pressurized air in the pipes (the air is only replaced with water when the pipes reach a high temperature and the smoke detection system determines there is an active fire due to smoke)

NETWORK REDUNDANCY

  • Multi diverse carrier and fibre paths
  • Fully redundant MPLS network with end-to-end QoS-enabled low-latency and switching architecture, with “five nines” reliability for private WAN service delivery across Canada, and throughout the U.S., and even South America via third-party partners
  • Multi-homed network, with extensive peering and Tier 1 transit providers

Ottawa, ON

This is our newest of our Ottawa based datacentres facility in Ottawa, Ontario feature diverse connections to Telco fibre rings, advanced security and fire suppression systems, uninterrupted power supplies (UPS), high-capacity backup diesel generators, and a 24×7 Network Operation Centre.

SPECIFIC FEATURES OF THE OTTAWA DATA CENTRE FACILITIES

  • Anti-static Flat floors, used by a former IBM laboratory.
  • Biometric authentication process, including fingerprint scanner & security access card
  • 24×7 Network Operation Centre (NOC), staffed with a qualified and certified team that monitors the network, provides managed IT services support for customers, and offers remote hands assistance, including rebooting servers or rotating tapes

STATE-OF-ART SECURITY

  • Unmarked datacentre location in the heart of the Ottawa tech park
  • Two-stage authentication process
  • Individually locked cabinets / doors
  • Customized branded cabinets owned and operated by DNSnetworks engineers
  • Networked security cameras (low-light technology) scan and record the interior and exterior of the data centre 24×7
  • SSAE 16 Type II, and CSAE 3416 Type II certifications

POWER BACKUP

  • N+1 power redundancy
  • Redundant Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) systems
  • High-capacity backup diesel generators with fuel for a minimum of 24 hours of operation

REDUNDANT COOLING SYSTEM

  • N+1 cooling redundancy
  • Redundant computer-controlled compressors and AC units
  • Perforated cabinet doors for temperature control

NETWORK REDUNDANCY

  • Multi diverse carrier and fibre paths into BGP edge Juniper Routers owned and operated by DNSnetworks engineers
  • Fully redundant carrier grade network with end-to-end QoS-enabled low-latency and switching architecture, with “five nines” reliability for private WAN service delivery across Canada, and throughout the U.S., and even South America via third-party partners
  • Multi-homed network, with extensive peering and Tier 1 transit providers providing up to 50Gbps backbackbone
  • Internal network on Aruba core switching for up to 5400 Mbps.

Vancouver, BC

This world-class data centre in Vancouver, British Columbia features diverse connections to Telco fibre rings, advanced security and fire suppression systems, uninterrupted power supplies (UPS), and a high-capacity backup diesel generator.

SPECIFIC FEATURES OF THE VANCOUVER DATA CENTRE

  • Anti-static 12″ raised floors
  • Earthquake-sensitive features including ISO-Base™ seismic isolation platform
  • Two-stage biometric authentication process, including security access card and fingerprint authentication

STATE-OF-ART SECURITY

  • Unmarked data centre locations with single secure entrances for customers and staff
  • Two-stage authentication process
  • Individually locked cabinets / doors
  • Networked security cameras (low-light technology) scan and record the interior and exterior of the data centre 24×7
  • PCI DSS, ISAE 3402 Type II, SSAE 16 Type II, and CSAE 3416 Type II certifications

POWER BACKUP

  • N+1 power redundancy
  • Redundant Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) systems
  • High-capacity backup diesel generators with fuel for a minimum of 24 hours of operation

REDUNDANT COOLING SYSTEM

  • N+1 cooling redundancy
  • Redundant computer-controlled compressors and AC units
  • Perforated cabinet doors for temperature control

FIRE SUPPRESSION

  • FM-200 gas (extinguishes fire without water)
  • Two-stage pre-action dry pipe sprinkler system keeps pressurized air in the pipes (the air is only replaced with water when the pipes reach a high temperature and the smoke detection system determines there is an active fire due to smoke)

NETWORK REDUNDANCY

  • Multi diverse carrier and fibre paths
  • Fully redundant MPLS network with end-to-end QoS-enabled low-latency and switching architecture, with “five nines” reliability for private WAN service delivery across Canada, and throughout the U.S., and even South America via third-party partners
  • Multi-homed network, with extensive peering and Tier 1 transit providers

MIAMI, FL

DNSnetworks’ Cloud Infrastructure in our Miami datacenter is built to support mission-critical business websites and applications. It has never suffered a power outage due to a natural disaster because we took great care in selecting the location and building multiple redundancies into the design of the facility. Our colocation and managed hosting solutions are backed by two separate backup power supplies: uninterruptable power supply (UPS) N+1 and diesel generator N+1. The building itself is category 5 hurricane resistant and falls within a Critical Area 1 due to its close proximity to police and fire stations, meaning it is top priority for utility renewal in the event of an emergency.

SPECIFIC FEATURES OF THE MIAMI DATACENTRE FACILITY

Located near a major network point of presence (PoP) that leads to Central and South America, the datacenter is a gateway to Latin America for businesses that need network speed and resiliency. DNSnetworks’ Cloud environment is committed to best-in-breed technology with 10GB FastFiber Network connected by 20 points of presence throughout North America and Europe.

  • In 2001 the building was converted to a datacenter, at a cost of $5 million
  • Three story building with first level as parking and entrance lobby
  • 123,013 square ft. of Datacenter floor.

STATE-OF-ART SECURITY

  • Unmarked data centre locations with single secure entrances for customers and staff
  • Two-stage authentication process
  • Individually locked cabinets / doors
  • Networked security cameras (low-light technology) scan and record the interior and exterior of the data centre 24×7
  • SSAE 16, CSAE 3416, and ISAE 3402 compliant for Managed Hosting and Colocation.

POWER

  • Main 2.6MW capacity
  • Medium and high density power designed for 5-10kW per rack

UPS

  • Current capacity, 4 x 500kVA UPSs (N+1)
  • Future capacity, 6 x 500kVA UPSs (N+1)

GENERATOR

  • Current capacity, 3 x 1.5MW generators (N+1
  • Two 12,000 gallon fuel tanks
  • 5 days before refueling

REDUNDANT COOLING SYSTEM

  • Current capacity, 1,477kW (N+1)
  • Temperature and humidity in datacenter space maintained to ASHRAE server inlet standards

FIRE SUPPRESSION

Very Early Smoke Detection Apparatus (VESDA) provides the earliest possible warning of a potential fire event by detecting smoke at the incipient stage of fire.

  • Photoelectric, ionization and heat detection sensors
  • INERGEN – a fire suppression clean-agent gas system
  • Clean agent fire extinguishers deployed throughout the facility

NETWORK REDUNDANCY

For the Miami DC we’re implementing a Brocade One Solution, which has the following benefits:

  • Complete Brocade solution featuring MLX routers running in Multi Chassis Trunking, VDX Aggregation switches capable of running Fiber Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) services, and FCX chassis switches running in a virtual chassis
  • All these elements combine to make a massively scalable and simple network that is feature rich as we get ready to roll out MPLS, IPv6 and FCoE
  • The simplified network design reduces operational overhead and human errors, without compromising the ability to scale in 10Gb increments right down to the access layer

creditation DNSnetworks Datacentres

Comments are closed