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Why AICIT Co-Location and Hosted Services

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A lot is riding on your server hosting decisions as these are your most mission critical apparatus in your business. So why choose AICIT to host your servers over any other company? As a premier IT company, we can offer support and consulting services during this process so we can plan and execute this transition with ease and least amount of disruption. Below we will discuss some of the factors you should consider before making this most critical decision.

Our Knowledge & Expertise

As a premier IT company, AICIT will offer your organization expert support and consulting in order to come up with the solution that is right for you and would bring productivity, efficiency and cost savings to you.  We do not take a cookie-cutter approach to your needs and offer standard solutions. Instead, we will come up with a result that is designed to fit your needs in order to improve your organization’s operations.

 

 

Our Equinix Datacenter Facilities

Why is the location of where your servers are hosted so important? You will find that most hosting companies will advertise that your servers will be hosted in a Data Center. However, the type and quality of the data center can make all the difference in the service you receive. Data Center can loosely mean any room that computers are hosted. This can include any small computer room in any office with minimum redundancy requirements and/or internet connectivity to a major independent facility. Even among well established Data Centers, there are vast differences in the redundancies they provide and the type network connectivity they offer.

Our facilities at the Equinix - Washington DC data center in Ashburn, VA allows us to offer you a preferred destination for your mission-critical operations with the highest levels of physical security and operational reliability. This campus is designed with built-in redundant power and HVAC systems, full Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) systems with up to N + 1 level or greater, and backup generator systems in the event of a local utility failure. This center allows us to offer you a dynamic ecosystem where 300 major networks and enterprises interconnect and where 90% of the world's internet traffic runs through its networks. By locating your vital equipment in this facility, you will be assured that there will be no down-time on the critical services that AICIT will provide to you. We will provide the expertise and reliability you need so you can focus on your core business needs.

Our Equinix location provides the highest level of physical security, power availability, and infrastructure flexibility in the industry and one of the few centers that can boast five 9's (99.999) of up-time reliability. The unique aspects of this unparalleled data center include:

 

Physical Security

The physical security of the Equinix center is one of the highest priorities. Each center utilizes an array of security equipment, techniques and procedures to control, monitor and record access to the facility and cage areas.  Please watch the above video on the multiple levels of security employed at a typical Equinix data center.

Infrastructure

Equinix IBX infrastructure is the industry standard for premium co-location facilities. Our IBX colocation areas provide the optimal operating conditions for your equipment. Equinix IBX centers are specifically designed to provide a robust power infrastructure with the highest level of reliability. Each IBX center is completely fitted for precision HVAC systems to provide optimum conditions for equipment operation and to minimize downtime due to equipment failure. Equinix IBX centers are constructed with cutting-edge fire detection and suppression systems that limit the potential for damage in the event of a fire. Equinix IBX centers have the following flood control features to ensure that, in the event of a flood, equipment damage is minimized and/or prevented. Structural systems at Equinix IBX centers meet or exceed seismic design requirements of local building codes for lateral seismic design forces.

Power

Equinix centers are specifically designed to provide a robust power infrastructure with the highest level of reliability. These centers provide a minimum N+1 redundancy for every power system, delivering the most reliable up-time availability in the industry. The Uninterruptable Power Supply (UPS) systems prevent power spikes, surges and brownouts while redundant backup diesel generators provide additional fuel to keep the data center powered up in the event that public utility fails.

Cooling

Equinix's robust Heating/Ventilation/Air Conditioning (HVAC) system is a key differentiating feature of this premium infrastructure. Each center is completely fitted to reduce dust particles and for precision HVAC systems to provide optimum conditions for equipment operation and to minimize downtime due to equipment failure. The HVAC system provides appropriate airflow, temperature and humidity.

Fire Detection and Suppression

Equinix's robust Heating/Ventilation/Air Conditioning (HVAC) system is a key differentiating feature of this premium infrastructure. Each center is completely fitted to reduce dust particles and for precision HVAC systems to provide optimum conditions for equipment operation and to minimize downtime due to equipment failure. The HVAC systeEquinix centers are constructed with cutting-edge fire detection and suppression systems that limit the potential for damage in the event of a fire. Key features of the fire detection and suppression system include: provides appropriate airflow, temperature and humidity.

  • Multi-zoned, dry pipe, water-based fire suppression systems with sensory mechanisms (sniffers) Dual alarms (heat and/or smoke) activation
  • Water only enters the fire suppression system in the event of two cross-zone alarms, and will only disperse in the event of a broken or melted sprinkler-head. Any water discharge will be sprinkler-head specific, limiting the potential for damage caused by over-spray.

Flood Control

Equinix centers have the following flood control features to ensure that, in the event of a flood, equipment damage is minimized and/or prevented:

  • Tightly sealed conduits
  • Moisture barriers on exterior walls
  • Dedicated pump rooms
  • Drainage/evacuation systems
  • Moisture detection sensors

Earthquake

Structural systems at Equinix centers meet or exceed seismic design requirements of local building codes for lateral seismic design forces. Equipment and nonstructural components, including cabinets, are anchored and braced.

Interconnection Services

To meet necessary strategic growth plans and respond to fast-changing traffic demands, the patented overhead IBX cabling infrastructure allows flexible and scalable interconnection configurations.  The cable management system also minimizes interference problems and permits rapid provisioning of bandwidth from a large choice of participating providers. Equinix cross connects allow us to directly connect to any other customer within the center. Equinix's cable management system forms a high-performance backbone and a scalable architecture that can rapidly meet increasing demands.

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