Jul 16, 2013

Do you speak data center?


Do you speak data center

Language is important for communicating with others and navigating your way in life – whether it is around a city, medical situation, or data center. To express your requirements or evaluate services, it helps to share a common understanding of terminology. Here is a sample of key terms that speak to your data center needs and highlight Internap’s approach within our data centers.

Uptime – Measure of availability. Internap offers a 100% uptime Service Level Agreement (SLA) guarantee for IT infrastructure and IP.

Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) – Backup power supply that, in case of power failure or fluctuations, allows enough time for an orderly shutdown. Internap offers properly sized units that maintain operations until generator power kicks-in in the event of power loss, supporting our 100% uptime SLA.

Computer Room Air Conditioning Units (CRAC Unit) – Monitors and maintains the temperature, air distribution and humidity in the data center. State-of–the-art units control the ambient temperature in the room based on ASHRE industry standards.

Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) – Surveillance cameras to view and record activity. Rigorous security is maintained in data centers 24/7 through strategically placed cameras, HID card access, biometric scanners, and on-site security personnel.

Cabinet/Racks– Physical unit to house customer devices in a data center. Locking cabinets and racks with scalable power can safely host valuable equipment.

Cages– Mesh enclosed areas that are occupied by a single customer. Internap provides an optimum, cost-effective area that is calculated based on your specific requirements.

Scalable Power Density – Power in kW per unit area. Scalable power density up to 18kW per cab is available, allowing for cost-effective, flexible solutions.

SOC2 – An independent, professional audit of security, availability, process integrity, privacy and confidentiality. Data centers with SOC 2 certification offer stringent control systems that safeguard customer data and resources.

To discuss your specific data center requirements and learn how to customize the best colocation, managed hosting, or cloud solution for your company, contact Internap today.

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