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BlueWho.com operate servers in two locations. If you have a preference of datacenter please state it in the comments field of your order.

Datacenter 1
New Jersey.

Datacenter 2
Phoenix, Arizona.

General Information

Where is my website?

 

Your hosting account is located on a server. A server is in many ways similar to the desktop pc you are sitting at. However, it is designed to operate continually. More than likely your desktop is using a version of windows. Our servers, however do not use the Windows operating system, instead, for increased stability and security we use Linux. The server is then placed in one of the cabinets shown, providing it a direct connection to the internet.

 



The Environment

 

As servers run continuously, they generate a lot of heat. Just think of how hot your desktop or notebook gets after a couple of hours! In order to prevent this heat from damaging the components of the server, the whole building need to be kept at a very low temperature. Hence these massive air-conditioning units.

 



Power

 

Obviously most (if not all) data centers run off utility power, due to the high usage of power 24/7 they usually have a direct dedicated cable to the local transformer. However, as we all know, Utility power is not fail safe, it tends to fail every now and again for one reason or another. It is for this reason that a data center needs a backup plan. Both datacenters have numerous Backup Diesel Generators which can be used to power the facility should the power fail. However, it takes time to get a generator running so for this reason they also have Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) which kicks in automatically should utility power go down. UPS, is in simple terms a battery supply capable of keeping the facility running for a period of time.

 



Security

 

Within the Data Center environment, security must be taken seriously. This involves both Physical and Network security. The Data Center is a secure area, requiring authorized access by fingerprint recognition, there is also 24/7 onsite security personal and hi-tech security monitoring systems.

 



Fire

 

Due to the nature of a Data Center (high heat generation, UPS, generators, large density of electrical components) there is always a danger of a fire. As you can imagine, a fire in a data center would be similar to a bull in… (do I need to finish it?) For this reason both datacenters have invested large sums of money in fire detection and suppression systems.

 



Connectivity – Datacenter 1, New Jersey:

 

We have fast, reliable connectivity to the internet via multiple OC-12 connections to over 75 diverse providers. Making sure your data can be reached, viewed, updated, and accessible with incredible connectivity and network strength.

For more information on the network see:
www.nac.net/networkmap.asp

Connectivity – Datacenter 2, Phoenix, Arizona:

DC2 only uses the highest quality providers with private peering. Private peering offers only top quality bandwidth, no slow downs, the least number of hops and backbones to get to where you are, and plenty of available overhead. Bridging technology is also in use which means that almost every backbone that exists is only one hop away from the core router. This means the fastest route and most reliable path to you. With BGP4, each packet that leaves the network is evaluated and sent out the best route possible. In the event that one of our providers fails, traffic is automatically and seamlessly transferred out our other providers.

Network Map for DC2

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Created On: Nov 21 2005 06:33 AM

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