Data Center

Welcome to the world-class CFDynamics Data Center Located in Dallas, Texas!

Our network is one of the best-connected hosting facilities in the world. Our data centers are implemented through a high-speed network specifically designed for dedicated server hosting. We have invested in both network equipment and backbone connections to ensure that customers get the fastest access possible to their content and applications.

The network facilities have multiple network connections to different Internet backbones, allowing data to be distributed though many sources – meaning that the facility is not dependent upon any single Internet backbone.

For more photos of the data center please view our Data Center Tour.

 

    Facilities

    Data Center Floor

    Redundant Power

    The data center that houses our servers is located in Dallas, Texas. The facility offers complete redundancy in power, HVAC, fire suppression, network connectivity, and security. With over 35,000 sq ft of raised floor and 15,000 sq ft of static free tile, it has an offering to fit any need. The facility sits atop multiple power grids driven by TXU electric, and has multiple Liebert and PowerWare UPS battery backup power, and it has onsite permanent generator power.

    Our HVAC systems are a combination of glycol, chilled water, and condenser units by Liebert and Data Aire to provide redundancy in cooling coupled with 6 managed backbone providers.  An additional 12 third-party backbone providers are available in the building via cross connect.

    Fire suppression includes a pre-action dry pipe system in both facilities including VESDA (very early smoke detection apparatus) along with over 600 smoke detectors. Security is also a concern for us and our customers, so all facilities are key card access with CCTV for maximum security.

    All visitors to the data centers must check in and out of the facility. The goal is to provide maximum redundancy in every facet of the data center environment to facilitate 100% up-time for your entire hosting infrastructure.

    Monitoring

    Network operations and monitoring services

    Network Monitoring

    CFDynamics provides 24×7 monitoring on customer and infrastructure equipment to ensure maximum availability.

     

    Maintaining a healthy network is a top priority – it is the backbone of our business.  High-quality servers and premium network equipment make up this powerful network.  The talented staff that runs this network take great care to ensure maximum uptime.

    Optional services provide additional monitoring for dedicated solutions with automatic feedback to customers.

    Network Infrastructure

    Managed networks

    Our internal network architecture utilizes the Enterprise routing and switching engines from Juniper and Cisco. We utilize Juniper M20 routers as border routers, Cisco 6500 series switches in our distribution layer, Cisco 6500 and 5500 switches in our aggregation layers, and Cisco 3500 and 2900 series switches at the customer layer.

    Our network is fully meshed and redundant with 6 backbone providers. Our current network consists of, UUNet (GigE), Level 3 (GigE), Time Warner (GigE), Global Crossing (GigE), Verio (GigE), and ATT (DS3).

    Professional network management to meet your hosting needs.  Put any concerns about network management aside -focus completely on your core business.  Our professional and knowledgeable administrators ensure that you’re hosting on the most reliable and fastest network possible.

    Our network administrators have your best interests in mind so you can focus on your business without being consumed with worry about network concerns.

    Features

    Construction

    Steel frame curtain wall construction, slab over metal deck. All 6 floors have 180,000-sf floor plates.

    Ceiling Height

    The first floor maintains a clear height in excess of 24 feet, allowing for built-in vertical expansion of switch-gear via mezzanine construction. Floors 2 through 7 have ceiling heights of 14 feet deck-to-deck, allowing 12 feet, 6 inches minimum clear height.

    Floor Loading Capacity

    The first floor supports 250 lbs/sf. Floors 2 through 7 support 75 lbs/sf.

    Fiber Access

    INFOMART Dallas is served by Allegiance Telecom, Level 3, MCI Worldcom, Brooks Fiber, Metromedia Fiber Networks, e-spire, Teleport Communications Group, NEXTLINK, Southwestern Bell, Enron and Time Warner.

    Power

    Hospital-grade electrical power supplied by 3 independent Texas Utility station feeds and six in-building transformer substations. Two substations feed a main plant at 4,160 volts. One station feeds each quadrant of INFOMART Dallas with 480-volt service through 4,000-AMP electric risers. There is a station located in each corner of the building, with a distribution center on each floor. Overall, INFOMART Dallas offers up to 20 W/sf of electrical power.

    HVAC

    Five 1,500-ton centrifugal chillers provide chilled water for the facility’s air conditioning system 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Companies with high-density or specific chilled water requirements can avoid buying their own expensive equipment by tapping into our chilled water system.

    Conduit/Chase Space

    Electrical and fiber access is provided through four large, 360-sf riser closets. All rooms are secured through a centrally monitored card access entry point. Fiber entry occurs in each quadrant of the building, on the lower level, ensuring ample access to floors 2 through 6 with virtually unlimited access to telecom spaces on level one.

    Elevators

    The building contains four panoramic passengers elevators and 2 freight elevators – one with 6,000-pound capacity, one with 4,000-pound capacity.