Our Data Center's communication network is built on a redundant configuration of routers, switches and firewalls that connect the Data Center's server farm to the Internet through multiple high-speed Internet circuits. Utilizing advanced routing technology, our Data Center's network traffic is optimized and balanced. Should a single Internet connection fail, workload automatically shifts to available circuits. Likewise, if any hardware component fails, or requires maintenance, it's backup component automatically takes over. The Data Center network has been built to provide continuous availability of customer business data.
Redundant Internet Providers
Our Data Center uses multiple Internet Providers to connect to the Internet. Using multiple providers means that, should something go wrong with one provider, we can effortlessly switch over to another, with no interruption in service.
Each Data Center server is well-protected, both physically and digitally. Security of the Data Center is maintained with all servers stored in a climate controlled, restricted access, closed-circuit monitored, locked facility. All Data Center servers/domains are available with Secure Certificates (256-bit SSL encryption capability). Our advanced security measures help protect the web servers from unwanted disruptions and hacking. The Data Center switches and firewall are configured to prevent data snooping and the Center has monitored site security 24 hours a day. All HIPAA and FERPA data security and privacy regulations are addressed within the center's security policies and procedures.
Uninterruptible Power Systems (UPS)
Our UPS system has two main purposes. First, it "conditions" all of the power being fed to our computers, smoothing out spikes and voltage fluctuations and protecting against surges. Second, in the event of a source power failure, the batteries in the UPS kick in to run our systems while auxiliary diesel electrical generators cycle up to speed and automatically supply power during a main power outage.
Multi-Processor 64-Bit Hosts
A single processor is just not enough to run a Web, database, storage, or email server, and, because the latest technologies we use are quite memory intensive, all of our servers are 64-bit with a minimum of 4 gigabytes of RAM and are equipped with the last Microsoft operating system and version of MS-SQL to insure maximum performance.
System and Data Backups
We complete daily backups of every system database. That means, we make a copy of any file that has changed or been created in the last 24 hours. Then, once a week, we do a full backup image of every server. We keep four weeks' worth of those backups, two of them in an off-site, lock-and-key data vault. Additionally, for all data stored in the SQL 2008 R2 database (or uploaded files), the following data backups are completed:
- Daily Backups - a backup of the entire database is completed and held for 14 days
- Bi-weekly Backups - a backup of the entire database is made every two weeks and held for 12-months.
We monitor our network, Web, database, and email servers at 1 minute intervals for a variety of conditions. We also monitor security, and data center conditions (temperature, humidity, motion). Additionally, we monitor power, UPS and generator systems, building motion and video systems. These systems and devices combine to detect and report real-time data center status to a variety of sources 24 hours a day. Additionally, all servers are configured with Virus and Malware scanning software, with the virus signature files being updated on a daily basis.