Virtual Data Center Details
We have pioneered the concept of a Globally distributed Virtual
Datacenter. Our Virtual Datacenter is a globally distributed
collection of redundant server infrastructure which hosts all our
Products and Services.
Our Virtual Datacenter consists of servers distributed across
various Datacenters worldwide. Most of these datacenters have
certain common qualifications described below:-
Salient features of our Virtual Datacenter
- Integrates hundreds of distributed servers seamlessly
- Provides high-availability, redundancy and unmatched reliability
The datacenters are connected to the internet through Gigabit
Ethernet connections from separate backbone providers, who each run
fiber optic cables into the data center through separate entry
To guard against line failure or intrusion, the data center is
staffed 24 hours a day. Movement throughout the facility is escorted
at ALL times. There is 24x7 closed circuit monitoring of all areas
and entrances. Between the cameras, access control, and the security
team, the datacenter facilities are pretty secure.
The total incoming power is a multiple of what is required to run
the datacenter. There is an ATS (Automatic Transfer switch) in place
to automatically kick in a generator in case of a power failure. The
datacenters are also equipped with redundant UPS systems to ensure
Redundant A/C systems, each running at a fraction of their capacity,
keep the server rooms cool. The units are alternated so that each
one is kept in optimal condition.
Advanced Smoke Detection & Fire Protection Systems
The datacenters are equipped with specialized fire detection and
protection systems meant specifically for protecting servers as
using ordinary water based systems would cause just as much damage
24x7x365 Server Monitoring
An effective monitoring system is extremely crucial for ensuring
maximum uptime. Today, any web services company manages hundreds of
servers with a large number of services running on each server.
Manually checking each service on just one server 24 x 7 is
extremely difficult - across a number of servers - is humanly
impossible. Companies that do not have a good monitoring system, or
worse, don't have one at all, have larger downtimes and are
increasing the risk of potential damage caused due to service
disruptions. An undetected minor issue can change into a major issue
rapidly, increasing the amount of damage caused.
Our monitoring systems and tools provide our system administrators
with an all-encompassing view into the health of our globally
distributed infrastructure. We monitor a large number of parameters
related to the health of our servers and individual services that
reside on them.
If any server or service fails, or any resource utilization exceeds
specified limits, then a notification pops-up immediately on the
screen of all our Infrastructure Monitoring Staff. The notification
system also handles escalation of issues i.e. if the issue is not
resolved within 'x' minutes, SMS alerts are sent out to higher level
system administrators, and subsequently to Management. All of this
allows us to detect and resolve any issue within minutes of it
happening and ensures maximum uptime for your customers.