Data Center

Data Center

network11Our web and email hosting is located in the midwest’s largest fiber optic data center.  It’s fed by redundant fiber feeds from American Fiber Systems, Cogent and Level 3 (via United Fiber Systems). We utilize Foundry routers and switches in a parallel redundant design eliminating any one point of failure. All network connectivity originates in the restricted-access networking room and travels along a vast network of cat 5e cable supported by ceiling mounted ladder racking.

The primary power supply comes from utility power supplied by Kansas City Power & Light. Designated a critical infrastructure building, Kansas City Power & Light provides three power feeds to the facility. These feeds are connected in parallel and each draws from a different independent power grid.

Secondary and temporary power is supplied by UPS battery systems in the power room. We have sufficient UPS battery strength to assure continuity of power to the entire server facility. In addition, a separate UPS system maintains all critical networking infrastructure.

power1Third and final backup power comes from a 400 kilowatt diesel generator. Fuel access points on the ground level of the building allow us to refuel the generator tanks at any time. The generator can be run indefinitely to supply power to the facility.

Due to the multiple power grids coming into the building, this facility has never lost utility power. However, in the event of loss of utility power, the automatic transfer switch moves the power source from utility to diesel generator. The UPS systems supply temporary power during the time required for the generator to fire up.