Fully Redundant Data Center Power
With multiple SAS 70 Type II Certified data centers located in Dallas and Houston, complete redundancy in supplying data center power to servers and heating, ventilation and air conditioning.
If any of the data centers were to experience a power disruption for any reason, you're covered. That's because of the complete power management system, including backup generators in the unlikely event that normal power supplies fail.
Uninterrupted Power Supply
Servers within the data centers are fed power through an Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) that takes raw power from a utility to control, modulate, and supply it to thousands of individual servers. (See diagram) The UPS prevents power surges or local brown outs from affecting server performance.
Power typically flows from the local utility to the UPS system to power the servers and the building's lighting, heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems. In the unlikely event that the local utility power supply is disrupted, the N+1 generator architecture assures that backup generators kick in automatically.
N+1 Backup Generators
Once the power transfer switches sense a decline in power from the local utility, they automatically signal diesel-powered generators to start up and switch power flow to the generators. In the few seconds between the decline in power from the utility and switch over to our backup generators, our UPS units are supplied with power through a battery system that ensures the power supply to servers is uninterrupted.
Should any generator fail, there are additional backup generators that kick in automatically to keep power supplies flowing. And if by any chance there is an extended power outage, on-site diesel generators can run indefinitely. Servers are fed by multiple uninterruptible power supply (UPS) units with redundant and instant failover coverage should any single UPS unit fail.