Hosting & Network Overview
AWS servers are primarily located in a state of the art,
carrier-grade data centers in Sacramento, California, United
States of America. Some AWS service plans and features may
utilize our reliable, third party affiliate networks.
Our primary data center is protected by swipe access terminals,
24/7 security guards at the entrance and security cameras
to monitor all servers.
Our primary data center has full backup generators and UPS'
in case of power failures.
Control and Fire Prevention
Our primary data center has full
climate control systems, as well as a complete fire suppression
There are certified technicians on site to handle tasks
such as server formats, hardware upgrades, security patch
installations, and the like.
Hardware & Software
AWS utilizes different hardware configurations dependent
upon the specific needs of the client. Shared servers and
dedicated servers alike run off of Intel Pentium 4 and Dual
Core Xeon processors and with Windows Server 2003 operating
All our primary servers are monitored by offsite servers.
All our primray switches and routers are provided by 3COM,
Cisco Systems, Intel and Samsung.
Our primary network uses multi-homed bandwidth
provided by a top carriers in the United States, delivering
spectacular uptime at blazing fast speeds!
Primary Data Center Details
Owned by a private company operating out of Sacramento,
Center Floor Space
Occupied floor space is 5,000 SQ feet, with up to 20,000
SQ feet available for expansion.
Sacramento, California, United States of America.
200 pounds per square foot floor load
• 14 ft +/- clear ceiling heights
• Roof space to support wireless solutions
• 24/7 security
• Complete 24/7 surveillance with tape
• Biometric readers/proximity and access
• Mechanical and redundant central cooling
• Redundant precision air distribution
• Fully monitored systems
• FP&L feeds from 2 substations on dual
• Dedicated power vault with redundant
• Fully backed by UPS and generators
• 10,000 gallon central fuel storage
• AC/DC power available (customized -
speak to a sales agent for details)
• Fiber Access
• Diverse incoming fiber duct vaults
Network Operations Center Features
Precision-controlled air conditioning systems protect and
cool mission-critical servers and equipment in the Network
Operations Center. The facility is controlled by York™
quad-compresser / dual-blower redundant systems. These systems
provide a virtually dust-free and particle-free computing
environment, with temperature, humidity, and air-quality
Restricted access to the Network Operations Center is monitored
by qualified personnel 24 hours a day, every day. Visitors
and clientele are only allowed on-site if escorted by Network
Operations Center staff. The entire Network Operations Center
is monitored, ensuring prompt response and thorough coverage
to fire or security alarms. We supply all our Network Operations
Center customers with advanced firewall, encryption, intrusion
detection and other security measures. A full digital video
surveillance system of the Network Operations Center is
maintained, with full on-site and off-site recording.
Our Network Operations Center currently has 800 amps 3-Phase
AC power currently available from PP&L™ (Pennsylvania
Power & Electric). The facility is backed-up and protected
by UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) systems on each individual
rack, as well as a Powerware 9135 160KVA System for facility-wide
enterprise coverage. In a very rare case of utility outage,
our Cummins™ 250KW diesel generator starts automatically,
taking over for the UPS systems and supplying all necessary
power for the facility. The generator interfaces to the
power grid thru a Cutler-Hammer™ automatic transfer
panel. The generator is powered by a 500 gallon fuel tank,
capable of running without refueling for approximately 80
The Network Operations Center uses industry-standard SNMP
(Simple Network Management Protocol) and provides round-the-clock
monitoring of all hardware, including routers, switches,
UPS systems, and servers. The Network Operations Center
also monitors power, environmental factors (such as temperature
and humidity), generator status, and network connectivity.
All critical services/ports are monitored, including FTP,
HTTP, SMTP, HTTPS, SSH, TELNET, and POP3.
monitoring of the Local Area Network, Internet connectivity
(all routers, switches, and wiring), and the Internet backbone
via MRTG is provided. Our close and constant communication
with our upstream backbone providers ensures that our customers
have constant access to high-performance Internet connections.
Failure on any monitoring service results in audible alarms,
LAN messages, and alerting our staff paging
offer remote cold boot hardware for dedicated server and
co-location clients, with private, password protected, web
The Network Operations Center utilizes ONLY top name brand
hardware. The facility is centered on a Cisco™ 12008
Core Router, with Cisco™ 7200 Series Routers serving
as border routers, connecting via Gigabit Ethernet to the
Hewlett Packard™ Procurve™ 4108GL primary switches.
Hewlett Packard™ Procurve™ managed switches
comprise the power and stability of the network, operating
at 100mbps switched ethernet speeds.
utilized in the facility is comprised of the following brands:
Intel™, Asus™, Abit™, AMD™, 3Com™,
Hewlett Packard™, Adaptec™, Cisco™, Tekram™,
Kingston™, Micron™, Crucial™, IBM™,
Maxtor™, Western-Digital™, Seagate™, Quantum™,
Fujitsu™, Datatel™, Belkin™, & Lucent™.
APC™, Tripp-Lite™, Compaq™, & Powerware™
UPS Systems provide the power backups, along with a Cummins™
generator system. Facility monitoring is provided by a Panasonic™
WD-500 Digital Video System over Sony™ CCTV cameras.
The Network Operations Center utilizes the Red Hat™
Linux operating system on the majority of servers present.
Red Hat™ Linux is a highly configurable system, and
well known for speed and stability. Red Hat™ Linux
servers have been documented to remain operating for up
to one year at a time without even requiring a reboot. The
Apache™ Web Server nicely compliments the Red Hat™
Linux Operating System. The
majority of remaining servers operate on the Microsoft™
Windows™ NT/2000 operating systems, with Internet
Information Server™ Web Server. Microsoft™ Windows™
NT/2000 provides a system that simplifies database, application,
and visual effect programming. We also supports FreeBSD™,
Mandrake™, Slackware™, Turbo Linux™, &
The Network Operations Center is connected via OC192 fiber
connections to Verizon™ (Formerly Bell Atlantic PA)
& Commonwealth Telephone (CTSI), NorthEast PA's 2nd
largest Telco, as well as 2GBPS+ fiber from PPL Telcom™,
a sub-division of Pennsylvania Power & Electric™
(PPL™). We utilize Sprint™ (www.sprint.com)
& AT&T™ (www.att.com) OC3 (155mbps) connections,
as well as a MCI/Worldcom™ (www.worldcom.com) DS3
(45mbps) connection, with also a Cogent™ (www.cogentco.com)
100MBPS Metro Fast Ethernet drop. For redundancy, AWS is
currently running BGP4 (border gateway routing protocol)
to maintain the speed and uptime. If one backbone line goes
down, it will balance the load to the other(s). If one line
gets congested, it will load balance the traffic.
AWS Primary Bandwidth Details
AWS network uses multi-homed bandwidth provided by Electric
Lightwave, a top carrier in the United States delivering
spectacular uptime at blazing fast speeds!
AWS, your website will load faster than ever, since we do
not cap the burst rate of our network ports. Our non-oversubscribed
network ensures that you get your amount of allotted bandwidth
and much more! AWS has a 99.9% uptime guarantee!
Please note that the networks AWS utilizes are at least
in part owned and operated by third party affiliates, and
any and all possessive terminology herein is to be construed
as a collective whole of AWS and/or its affiliates. AWS
service plans may utilize other reliable, state-of-the-art
third party affiliate data centers and networks than described
herein for specific accounts and/or service features. All
specs detailed are subject to change without prior notice.
Not all backbone providers described above may be currently
utilized by AWS in our network.