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FIBERTOWN has 100% uptime during Texas deep freeze event

Fully redundant power allows Houston and Bryan data centers to remain 100% operational during February 2021 winter storm

During any disaster, companies must be prepared with operational redundancy. The amount of backup power available is paramount to keeping systems online during the crisis.

When a utility failure occurs due to severe weather (like the sustained freezing weather of February 2021), equipment failure and power line damage can be devastating.

Data centers (like FIBERTOWN) who offer redundant power and fault-tolerant systems will be better equipped to avoid costly periods of downtime.

Cloud and blended internet keeps FIBERTOWN online

With Megaport connectivity, FIBERTOWN customers are closer to the cloud resources that are essential to business. Megaport provides protected, private access to cloud connectivity services such as Office 365, AWS and Google through a single port.

This optimizes cost and safety and reduces latency delays.

Megaport is a large-scale Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) utilizing 100 Gbps technology to deliver dedicated access to cloud services.

Using a dedicated, secure connection to the cloud, Megaport brings the cloud to the colocation so that your cloud services and colocation services can operate as one.

FIBERTOWN also uses a blended internet system with multiple carriers to keep customers online at all times. Blended internet is more cost-effective, flexible, and reliable than traditional or dedicated internet services.

Thoughtful infrastructure secures FIBERTOWN’s redundancy

The Houston data center is located along the main fiber route from Dallas to Houston, which provides close proximity and easy access to the fastest telecommunications networks.

FIBERTOWN HOUSTON also features diverse fiber entrance points in and around the building, designed to support a fully redundant and secure multi-homed network.

The Houston data center utilizes primary and secondary Point of Presence (PoP) rooms, delivering diverse pipelines of redundant connectivity to customer equipment.

This ensures every customer is always protected and business connectivity never goes down.

FIBERTOWN also provides point-to-point services via a dedicated pathway between its Houston data center and the Bryan/College Station data center.

Both facilities are concurrently maintainable and offer 100% uptime.

Another important factor is FIBERTOWN’s dedication to power with its HVAC cooling systems. The environment inside the data center can never change, so redundancy and concurrent maintainability must be in place for the critical systems delivering cooling.

If a component of the system goes down, the infrastructure ensures functionality even in the event of a component failure.

Utilizing FIBERTOWN data centers for critical business systems

FIBERTOWN offers fully redundant, secure and reliable data centers to keep your mission-critical business systems available 100% of the time.

As a colocation provider, the range of disaster recovery solutions is nearly unlimited. You can use FIBERTOWN as your primary & secondary sites, only secondary sites, hot or tape back-up, and for Highly Available (HA) fail-over.

FIBERTOWN office suites offer a resilient solution

FIBERTOWN office spaces provide redundancy and reliability similar to our data center solutions. FIBERTOWN customer offices survived the winter storm events in February 2021 without interruption of power and retained full connectivity. The office space HVAC systems are available 24/7/365 and remain reliably in service throughout the disastrous events of February 2021.

We can help you configure your systems and office space in the way that is most efficient and appropriate for your disaster recovery needs.

Contact FIBERTOWN now for immediate access to the reliability your company needs in today’s business world.

Data Center

How to Determine Data Center Power Requirements

Power delivery is the most critical part of any data center upgrade. Top tier data centers provide multiple power feeds into their facilities, which most likely isn’t a financially viable option for a data center located in an office building.

You’re first step is ensuring the electrical services to your building are capable of supplying the amount of power necessary for your needs, while giving you room to grow your infrastructure.

Determine your Power Requirements

How much power you require is the single most important part of your data center upgrade.  Everything that follows is based off of this calculation…no pressure, right?

If you have a UPS or metered PDUs you can collect the amps/wattage currently in use. If you don’t have metered power distribution equipment you will have to do one of the following.

Option 1: Estimate power consumption based on equipment make and model.  Most manufacturers have power calculators that allow you to build your infrastructure online to discover the total wattage.

Option 2: Have an electrician come in and clamp one of the phases of your power. They can then average the usage going to your IT infrastructure.

If estimation is the only means you have available, remember not to use the rated sticker readings. The sticker on a power supply gives the potential maximum output and not the nominal wattage the device uses. Often the supply is capable of providing twice the power required to run the equipment. If you go purely off these numbers, you will overbuild your power infrastructure…CFOs tend to frown on this.

Calculating Wattage

If only amperage information is available to you, then you’ll need to calculate wattage on your own. Wattage is expressed as Amps x Volts = Watts.

If your supplied voltage is 120V and you’re using a total of 40 amps, it would be: 40 x 120 = 4,800 watts (often represented as 4.8 kilowatts or kW).

If your supplied voltage is 208V single-phase and you’re using a total of 40 amps, it would be: 40 x 208 = 8.3 kW.

Once you calculate required wattage, you can size your UPS equipment, remember that isn’t the entire IT load. If you’re building an application-specific environment, you also need to consider cooling requirements. HVAC equipment isn’t run on UPS, but it will be connected to your generator. This will be a key consideration when determining generator requirements.

Download The Essential Guide to Upgrading Your Data Center for an extensive guide.