Our data center in Toronto utilizes Internet Access bandwidth from Level 3, Cogent, GT-T, nLayer, Rogers, Bell, Hurricane Electric, Atria, GTIIX and TorIX. It is a true multi-homed connection to the Internet. The blend of peers and carriers offers reliability, flexibility and scalability.
Our core Cisco network infrastructure implements both IPv4 and IPv6 protocols. The network topology ensures 100% uptime is achieved. All network users take advantage of peering partners. We continually monitor network traffic patterns to determine where growth and new capacity requirements may arise. Ensuring that new capacity and peers are brought onto the network for Asia, Australia and Europe are key areas of focus for the network operations team.
To guarantee uptime we are independant of the local power grid by utilizing Diesel powered generators. Our generators and uninterruptible power systems (UPS) provide redundancy in power subsystem to ensure uninterrupted operation to all services.
The 2N infrastructure ensures that a true A and B feed are available at all times, and multiple redundancies within each level guarantee that there is no single point of failure within any of the A or B subsystems.
As part of our green initiatives, we only utilize Bio-Diesel for generation fuel, and ensures that all lubricants and filters are disposed of with the best methods available to ensure that pollutants do not contaminate our envionment.
As one of the largest consumers of power on any power grid, data centers need to actively look at reducing power consumption and reducing their carbon footprint. We believe in utilizing the latest technologies to maximize power conservation without hindering availability, redundancy and resiliency.
With many technologies available, we turn to The Green Grid for proven and tested technologies and methodologies enabling smart energy efficient facilities in Canada.
From simple power conservation solutions such as motion sensitive light switches and low voltage lighting, to complex Free Cooling solutions, we invest in research and deployment of Green technologies.
With additional high efficiency technologies such as Cold Air Containment, our Toronto facilities are able to increase cooling availability and reduce computer room air conditioner (CRAC) unit output.
With a 2N chiller subsystem, N+2 fluid cooler subsystems, N+1 glycol pumping systems, and 2N condenser loop, the Climate Control system is geared for 100% uptime.
The temperature within the data center is maintained by strict internal checks and controls to ensure that our infrastructure is functioning optimally.
With the focus to continually decrease our carbon footprint, we also utilize a proprietary free air system that allows cold air from the Canadian environment, to be conditioned and pressurized into the data center environment. Passing thru a process that enables the air to be purified, and humidified, the advanced climate control system reduces the dependency on traditional CRAC units and balances out as needed with the Free Air system. When outdoor ambient temperatures rise, the Free Air System automatically scales back, and the CRAC units return to full operational levels. At all times, strict climate controls ensure that temperature, humidity and air quality remain constant to ensure 100% uptime.
Physical entrance to the facility is restricted by a three tier physical challenge system. In order to ensure the upmost security, all maintenance personnel must be escorted.
CCTV is deployed throughout the entire facility to keep a close eye on every inch of the facility. Enabled with instant offsite archiving, digital video is archived for 90 days at minimum.
Our facility utilizes state of the art fire detection and suppression systems including Honeywell’s Notifier platform. To catch any signs of a potential risk, the Very Early Smoke Detection Apparatus (VESDA) subsystem continually monitors all sensors with ultra-precise reliability.
The FM-200 fire suppression system is the second line of defense upon detection of a threat. The non-toxic gas is released into the pressurized data center facility, extinguishing the fire. Our facility utilizes dry pre-action sprinkler systems to ensures that there is no Water within the sprinkler lines unless alarms have triggered, and enabled the Notifier system to charge the lines with water.
As a safety measure, the Notifier system is fully monitored and upon a possible detection of fire, local fire departments and other emergency services are dispatched.