We utilize top-of-the-line hardware and management to provide
you with a worry free web hosting environment, at Brandblast you
receive a superior service at affordable prices. To find out more
about our services, read on, and see for yourself why the pros
choose our network.
We use intelligent end-user routing software
called Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) between our OC-3's. BGP identifies
which path is the most efficient for each data packet and then routes
the packet to its destination on the fastest path. This
increases the speed at which web pages sent from our NOC arrive
at their destination.
Studies have shown that the most common reason
for downtime is circuit failure on Tier 1 provider backbones, the
major data highways. To guard against this potential problem, we
have two Tier-1 providers. If one experiences problems,
we can route traffic down another one.
Furthermore, because we are OnNet with Level(3)
and Qwest, we share their digital distribution architecture,
which includes private peering network connections to major Internet
carriers such as MCI, Sprint, UUNET, EUNET, AT&T, AOL, Best,
Erols, @Home, IBM Advantis and others. These private peering arrangements
allow us to quickly and efficiently exchange packets of data with
every major backbone carrier in a one-to-one environment.
Industry analysis reveals that 70% of downtime
of over 10 hours with any ISP is caused by telephone circuit failure.
With us, circuit failure is virtually eliminated as we are with
Level(3) and Qwest. We also have peering connections with other
major Tier 1 providers that allow traffic to be switched to alternate
backbones should the need arise.
We recognize that downtime is not an option for
our servers. That's why we invest heavily in hardware and facilities
that ensure that you are up and running on the web 24 hours a day,
seven days a week. Our 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.
Finally, 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, we have
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.
Industrial-Grade Air Conditioners
Our NOC has two Liebert 10 ton industrial air conditioners
that condition our computer rooms and operations center. Air temperature
is maintained at an optimal 65 degrees Fahrenheit.
Custom Web Servers
Our web servers are custom-built industrial machines
designed for a 24/7 web serving environment. All Brandblast servers
are equipped with dual-redundant, 400-watt power supplies, hot swap
Seagate Baracuda/Cheetah drives and force-filtered cooling systems.
In addition, our NOC is equipped with an inventory of identically
configured, burned-in standby servers.
Force Filtered Cooling
All of Brandblast'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
Redundant Hot Swap Power Supplies
Each server employs dual-redundant hot swap power
supplies. If a power supply were to fail, the server would continue
running with power from the alternate supply. Meanwhile, alarms
would alert a technician, who would quickly restore redundancy.
In the meantime, servers and client sites would experience no downtime.
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.
your website the reliability and speed it needs with our network
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