A2ZHOST's servers are located in the AlantaNAP state of the art data center facility in Atlanta, Georgia.
This building is one of the premier telecom facilities in the US offering hardened infrastructure and access to the largest and best backbones available. We provide 99.999% Reliability Uptime. We supply true business web hosting services, dedicated servers, secure remote data backup storage.
This facility offers complete redundancy in power, HVAC, fire suppression, network connectivity, and security. The facility sits atop multiple power grids driven by Georgia Power which is on the Grady hospital / Federal Reserve grids that were fortified for the Olympics. In fact this is the grid that is restored first in the event of power outage in Atlanta and is the most reliable grid in the state of Georgia.
The building is connected via multiple entry vaults on different substations and our facility is in fact connected to multiple buses within the building. There are also multiple redundant Liebert air systems and pumps and MGE Comet UPS battery backup power and onsite permanent generator power.
Fire suppression includes a pre-action dry pipe system that is monitored by our staff as well as the 24 hour building security staff and is hooked into the central alarm facility.
Security is also a concern for A2ZHost and our customers, so all facilities are multi stage key card access and then hand geometry readers to prevent card key theft. We also have also have a state of the art CCTV recorded 24x7 with certain cameras available to our customers via the Internet for their own monitoring for maximum security.
All visitors to the datacenters must check in and out of the facility. The goal is to provide maximum redundancy in every facet of the datacenter environment to facilitate 100% uptime for your entire hosting infrastructure.
Our data center is staffed 24x7 365 days a year with onsite technicians to ensure server and data center support.
Our network architecture is a complete Cisco product and is a Cisco Certified Network. We utilize fully redundant Cisco 7500 (redundant routers and redundant cards within the router) at the core and state of the art 3550 L3 switch / routers as border routers. To further maximize redundancy we utilize distributed 2924 XL EN switches to ensure that single chassis failure will have minimum downtime effects on our servers - unlike many of our competition who aggregate hundreds of servers in a single chafes based switch like the 6500 or 5500 which if it fails its cpu or power - it takes down many customers. This approach gives us maximum power failure protection and switch failure protection to distribute the load and risk.
We also utilize VLANS to prevent customer IP space hijacking and conflicts. By keeping our network as flat as possible - we minimize route convergence and latency in the backbone and speed the packets to the best provider through BGP4 on the core.
Our network is fully meshed and redundant and we currently have 5 backbone providers and are publicly peered with 12 providers including earthlink. Our current network consists of Seven Gigabit links to Abovenet, XO, PCC-BTN, Telia, Level 3 and the Atlanta Internet Exchange public peering point. Your customers and you will not get bottlenecks due to small pipes. All of our servers are connected via a dedicated 100mbps line.
We actively monitor our routers for key factors including temperature, cpu and memory utilization and monitor our connections for transit latency and uptime.
We are notified immediately in the event of a process going out of tolerance or an outage through our automated systems which allows us to respond quickly with corrective action.
We also monitor all our servers in the data center for uptime and immediately notified in the event of an outage on the server.