QuickStart Hosting Data Center
Industrial-Grade Equipment for the Ultimate Performance and
Hosting recognizes that downtime is not an option for your servers.
That's why we invest heavily in hardware and facilities that
ensure that your clients are up and running on the web 24 hours
a day, seven days a week.
Hosting's Network Operations Center (NOC) features raised flooring.
This enables a constant flow of conditioned air and helps to
maintain uniform room temperature at all times. In addition,
raised flooring reduces static and ensures a professional, computer-grade
environment for your servers.
facility is equipped with a Raytheon fire suppression system,
designed to immediately extinguish fire and protect equipment
and personnel. The command center is controlled via automatic
doors to further secure and protect the equipment.
the NOC is located in a secure, monitored, class A building
with a minimum number of approved personnel allowed access to
highly sensitive areas and equipment. A detailed record of employee
and visitor entry is maintained at all times.
Uninterruptible Power System
To guard against local power failures, QuickStart Hosting has 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 back-up systems in place, we can keep our network
up and running indefinitely without relying on external power.
Force Filtered Cooling
All of QuickStart Hosting's custom 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 that circulate this purified air. This constant
introduction of clean air into the case creates a positive pressure
environment ensuring that dust and particles remain outside
We keep spare servers online of all CPU configurations. If a server were
to experience a hardware failure, we would turn a key, grab
the handle on the drive, pull it out and insert it into an identical
standby CPU. We would then reboot the second machine, and the
server would be up and running again in a matter of minutes.
Connected to Three Backbones (Network
The QuickStart Hosting NOC, located in Baltimore, Maryland, is OnNet
with GlobalCenter (GC), Qwest Communications and GTE through
three separate bandwidth-on-demand connections that enter Baltimore
in our building.
a Tier 1 provider with a 13,000-mile fiber optic network and
Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM) technology that provides
an enormous 460 gigabytes per second (Gbps) of capacity worldwide,
has an Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) fiber node located just
a few floors below the QuickStart Hosting NOC.
comes into Baltimore with an OC-12 line and plans to upgrade
its connection to an OC-48 in the near future. Qwest also has
an ATM fiber node just floors below the QuickStart Hosting NOC.
Our Qwest connection enables QuickStart Hosting to offer additional
redundancy and better routes to Europe, Latin America and Asia.
With our carriers, our router has up to 150,000 possible routes
to send each packet of traffic.
is our third Tier One Internet backbone. AT&T Managed Internet
Service provides a reliable, dedicated, high-speed Internet
connection and industry-leading Service Level Agreements (SLAs).
Your business IP services will reside on AT&T's world-class
OC-192/OC-48 IP backbone, providing you with managed, state-of-the-art
hardware and software, smart routing capability, and continuous
because of these unique connections, QuickStart Hosting does
not need to link to the Internet through an OC3 or T3 Telecom
circuit. Instead, independent cables run inside our building
directly from the QuickStart Hosting NOC to all three carriers'
points of presence. These lines can handle the bandwidth of
a T3 or an OC3 with DWDM. Plus, they handle several times the
bandwidth of an OC3. Whatever your bandwidth needs may be, QuickStart
Hosting has the scalability to meet them.
Industry analysis reveals that 70% of downtime of over 10 hours with
any ISP is caused by telephone circuit failure. With QuickStart
Hosting, circuit failure is virtually eliminated. That's because
our NOC is in the same building as GlobalCenter, Qwest and GTE.
There is no phone circuit between QuickStart Hosting and these
providers. Instead, there is a direct connection between our
Cisco 7500 routers and theirs.
Hosting's providers also have peering connections with other
major Tier 1 providers that allow traffic to be switched to
alternate backbones should the need arise.