Lovedialup.com's Network Operations
Center resides in Houston, Texas. Our network has such state of the art features
as fiber optic networking, OC3 connections, bandwidth on demand ability, redundant
UPS systems, generator backup, VESPA detection systems, closed circuit monitoring
of all areas and entrances, card key access, 24 hour guard manned security, redundant
a/c systems, and fiber from 5 separate providers. (see below).
Lovedialup maintains two of
the most technologically advanced Network Operations Centers (NOC) in the world.
Redundant facilities are located at each of the two data centers. NOC personnel
are on site at each data center 24x7x365.
These highly advanced
facilities oversee 1.5% of all U.S. Internet traffic and monitor a network connecting
30,000 servers to over 25 Gigabits of Internet bandwidth.
Lovedialup's NOC uses a combination of proprietary and commercial systems to:
* monitor servers
* maintain network stability and uptime
* mitigate network attacks
* identify and respond to AUP/TOS violations
recognizes that down time is not an option for your servers... a substantial investment
in hardware and facilities ensures you are up and running on the web 24 hours
a day, seven days a week.
Uninterruptible Power System
To guard against local
power failures, our servers utilize two industrial-grade, three phase Liebert
UPS systems. These act as back-up batteries, maintaining uninterrupted power in
case of surges or power outages. With these backup systems in place, we can keep
our network up and running indefinitely without relying on external power.
Force Filtered Cooling
All web servers are
equipped with a positive pressure filtered-air system. Four large fans pull filtered
air into each server's protective case and the components within are cooled by
fans which circulate this purified air. This constant introduction of clean air
into the case creates a positive pressure environment ensuring dust and particles
remain outside of the server.
Hot Swap Drives
The drives and drive
bays of all servers are constructed from high-grade aluminum, and rest in shock
mounted drive cages, which adds to the durability of the hardware. Our drives
proudly feature the lowest failure rate in the industry.
Redundant Hot Swap Power
Each server employs
dual-redundant hot swap power supplies. If a power supply were to fail, the server
would continue running with power from the alternate supply. Meanwhile, alarms
would alert a technician, who would quickly restore redundancy. In the meantime,
servers and client sites would experience no downtime.
Industrial-Grade Air Conditioners
NOC has two Liebert ten ton industrial air conditioners, which condition our computer
rooms and operations center. Our computer room is kept at an optimal temperature
of 65 degrees fahrenheit.
Utilization of intelligent
end-user routing software called Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), between Qwest,
GC and GTE, who use the same protocol. BGP identifies which path is the most efficient
for each data packet and then routes the packet to its destination on the fastest
path. This increases the speed at which web pages sent from our NOC arrive at
Raw Performance Equals Low
Too often providers operate
their networks at three to four times responsible capacity. As a result, their
corresponding transfer times reach over 300ms. lovedialup.com's network daily
average is 27% of its capacity, with midday peak spikes reaching only 33% capacity.
lovedialup.com guarantees you will be carried off our network in less than 80ms
over a five minute average at any time of day or night.