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.


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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

Paris, France

Our Paris campus comprises seven interconnected datacentres that provide not only access to France and southern Europe, but also plenty of opportunity to expand

HIGH DENSITY COMPUTING IN PARIS DATACENTRE

France offers very attractive energy prices and we’re ready to help you make the most
of them. We can cater to the most demanding high-density power needs without
compromising efficiency and sustainability, ensuring that you enjoy the highest levels of
performance

OPERATIONAL EXELLENCE

Like all of our data centre campuses, Paris operates in full accordance with the
ITILv3 framework and has ISO 27001 and ISO 22301 certifications. We combine
state-of the-art systems and processes to monitor and manage operations 24×7,
combining on-the-ground local teams with centralised oversight by our 24-hour
European Customer Service Centre (ECSC).

SUSTAINABILITY

We commit to 100% sustainable energy with the EDF Certificats Équilibre. Our PUE
measures, even where using mechanical cooling and in an always-on environment,
are exceptional by any standards. We use free cooling and a custom cold-aisle
containment solution to support higher power densities on low raised floors more
efficiently, reducing the overall cooling overhead by as much as 30%. All of our
data centres in France and our Paris headquarters are ISO 140001:2004 and
OHSAS 18001- certified. PAR7 is ISO 50001:2011- certified and Code of Conduct
accredited.

SECURITY

The whole campus is monitored 24×7 by CCTV and on-site security guards. There
are multiple access barriers, including mantraps, contactless key cards and biometric
readers. You can also add your own security systems to a cage or private room

RESILIENCE AND BUSINESS CONTINUITY

From 24×7 monitoring and alarms for every critical system to incident management
and business continuity processes, we build high levels of redundancy and service
assurance into our data centres:

CONNECTIVITY: dual-entry fibre from two separate carrier main routes; rapidly installed
Cross Connects, including campus-wide Cross Connects over a dark fibre network
between all campus buildings.

POWER: secured supply; two power feeds for all equipment, each independently
equipped with UPS and generator backup with full load capacity for indefinite running.

ENVIRONMENT: SLAs on temperature and humidity in line with ASHRAE
recommendations; N+1 cooling; sophisticated water and smoke detection systems;
advanced fire suppression in line with local regulations and designed for maximum
safety and minimum damage.

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