Speed, Security, Reliability, Scalability, it is unthinkable to pick one over another. A Webhosting company simply cannot continue to exist unless it excel in all four areas. For this reason, we chose our vendors, equipment, topologies, and software carefully, continuously monitor all systems, and continually work hard so that we could truly exceed in all areas. In addition, we provide monitoring tools to our customers so that they can verify our claims. The following overview is designed to provide a glimpse of the systems used to provide stellar internet services to our customers:
System Overview: Our data is seamlessly integrated within three distinct and redundant network architectures, Public, Private, and Inter Data Center, into the industry’s first Network-Within-a-Network topology for maximum accessibility, security, control, and speed. This revolutionary design provides first/class resistance to outside exposure to external threats. The network is built from best-in-class networking infrastructure, hardware, and software with exceptional bandwidth and connectivity for the highest speed and reliability.
Three Data Centers: Our data resides in three redundant managed systems located in Texas, Washington State, and Washington D.C. Each is functionally independent with distinct and redundant resources, yet are fully and seamlessly integrated.
Ten Network PoPS (Points of Presence) The data centers are complemented by PoPs in ten major U.S. cities, providing direct or shorter connections which significantly lowers latency whilst creating a faster and superior end user experience.
Secure Out-of-Band Private Network between Data Centers and PoPS: Proprietary network topology provides VPN server access via dedicated, non-public carriers, keeping “backend” server access completely off limits to external traffic and allowing secure transfer of sensitive data. The Private Network provides near unlimited bandwidth, allowing data transfer and management with no impact from public bandwidth.
Best-in-Class Infrastructure Industry-standard hardware and software solutions from the industry’s top network and security technology vendors are leveraged to provide exceptional performance, reliability, protection, and scalability.
Hardware Firewalls The hardware firewall solutions can be provisioned on demand without service interruptions for additional and immediately scalable server security. Firewalls are managed within the private network insuring maximum system security.
Global Load Balancing Enterprise-class load balancing solution utilizes industry-standard techniques to balance traffic among two or more servers or clusters, and even between geographically diverse data centers when necessary. Servers can be added, or removed, from balancing server pools, and instantly available on-demand with no downtime.
Public Network connects to the data centers through the following carriers: Global Crossing®, Internap, Level 3, NTT America,Qwest,TeliaSonera, Any2 LAX (peering), Comcast® (peering), Equinix IX (peering), NOTAIX (peering), NYIIX (peering), RMIX (peering), SIX (peering), Telefónica (peering), TIE (peering), and Time Warner (peering).
Key Technologies: Multiple Internet backbone connections, Cisco™ Systems network, Cisco Guard DDOS protection, Arbor Peakflow® traffic analysis, Arbor ATLAS global traffic analyzer. Gateways by XO Communications, and Cogent Communications. Gigabit server-to-server speeds. Geographically redundant DNS resolvers. Centralized NAS/backup. Dedicated 10Gbps fiber link with AboveNet™. Automatic fail-over through alternate secure connection. 10 network Points of Presence (PoPs) provide direct or non-direct network connections for exceptionally low latency.
Security: Since we don’t want to tip off anyone who would want to hack or attack our data, specific security methods and precautions are confidential.
Reliability: In 2009, uptime and availability was 100%. In 2010, thus far, our system experienced less then ten minutes of downtime. The downtime occurred on a Sunday morning between 2:05 am and 2:15am and involved a software glitch. So far, this year, downtime and availability is listed as 99.98%.