Our green data center is environmentally friendly in design and powered via on-site solar. Our walls are over 12 inches thick and filled with insulation that has recycled content. We use skylights and solar tubes for light and when the need for lighting occurs we use energy-efficient LED lighting instead of Compact Fluorescent or Fluorescent Light Bulbs. We built our green data center, network and servers from the start to use the lowest amount of energy possible using the latest green design techniques, no other hosting company can do what we do without starting from scratch.
|AISO owned and operated on-site Tier 3+ data center|
|Redundant, Multi-Homed Latency/Loss Optimizing Bandwidth|
|Redundant Cisco routers running full BGP routes|
|Redundant Cisco firewalls|
|Network Wide IP Reputation Threat Defense to block criminal IPs|
|Redundant Cisco Catalyst Gigabit switches|
|Redundant N+1 Power and Cooling|
|Redundant Network Cards in all AISO servers|
|Redundant Power Supplies in all AISO servers|
|Redundant Clustered virtual SAN (storage area network)|
|Redundant AISO Backup Servers|
|Redundant, Fault Tolerant AISO Web & E-mail Servers running in OnApp|
We have diverse leased fiber with redundant route optimized BGP bandwidth (via Noction) peering with providers DediPath, CrownCastle and Hurricane Electric. In our data center we use redundant high-end Cisco routers and switches to connect us to the Internet. These routers are continually active and will automatically redistribute Internet traffic load using in-house BGP routing optimization software, resulting in minimum to zero downtime, lower latency, less jitter and packet loss and better performance from first mile through middle mile.
Our provider DediPath has Internap for IP because of its performance and reliability, and so have many other companies, including Microsoft, Alaska Airlines, Chase, and Sony. They buy directly from Internap and Internap gets its high performance by buying direct connections to many Tier 1 providers, including UUnet (verizon/alter.net), AT&T, Sprint, XO, Savvis, Verio/NTT, Global Crossing and more. With Internap Performance IP, you don't need to worry about your data traveling around to different backbones to reach a peering point, it gets put on the right network immediately, right at the source. There is no middleman, no shuffling between backbones. That translates to fewer hops and lower latencies.
To save energy we use virtualization that allows us to replace individual physical servers and replace them with "virtual machines," increasing the physical servers efficiency and shrinking our data centers’ server footprint, cooling needs and electricity usage. AISO servers are running energy efficient processors, which use less power and generate less heat. Using KVM virtualization technology allows us to reduce cooling and electrical requirements with a 30:1 ratio of virtual servers to physical servers. We also use a virtual SAN with data storage disks local to the servers using cross server replication, to allow our physical storage and power requirements to be reduced while allowing high uptime.