Cogent’s Minnepolis data center is located at 250 Marquette Ave. The facility provides anti static raised flooring for colocation that supplies cool air to cabinets and infrastructures. Network and power cabling are installed in the raised floor in pre-installed runs for easy management. The colocation products include 10 Mbps colo, 100 Mbps colo, 1000 Mbps colo, 10000 Mbps colo, and Cogent utility computing. The data center has video camera surveillance with motion deduction and capturing, and access to the data center resources are granted through magnetic card readers. The IT infrastructure and communication equipment is connected to the AC and DC power supply via junction boxes situated under the raised floor. Power failure is protected by the UPS system which are able to provide the backup supply upto 4 hours and it took only 15 seconds delay to transfer all the load to auto started diesel generator on power failure. Air conditioning and humidity control is provided via the raised flooring with the leakage monitoring system that monitors water-bearing pipes and the air-conditioning systems. Fire alarm systems with early warning integration, fire walls, hand-held fire extinguishers with a CO2 filling according fire, and automatic fire extinguishing equipment including Gas Suppression system is installed in the data center.
The Internet access is dedicated, non oversubscribed and backed by one of best SLA available. Cogent provides On-Net internet access to more than 1920 building directly connected to company’s IP backbone where fiber optics physically runs through the buildings. Cogent provide off-Net internet access to more than 180 markets. Off-Net traffic runs over Cogent network, but a Telco tail circuits connect the customer’s to Cogent IP backbone. IP’s Transit services are powered by the interconnected network and offers high quality, scalability, and affordable bandwidth. The IP transit IP Transit service runs over Cogent worldwide tier I, IPv6 enabled, optical IP network with over 57,000 route miles (91,700 km) of long-haul fiber and more than 27,100 miles (43.600 km) of metropolitan fiber. Cogent’s Autonomous System AS174 has direct connectivity to more than 4660 AS networks around the world and over 33,400 Gbps internetworking capacity. Ethernet point to point solutions allow to build private connections between any two points of network with MPLS enable IP backbone. Customer Support Engineers are available 24x7x365 and answer calls in less than 25 seconds. Local support and online account management provide individual assistance and any time access, regardless of time zone.
Minneapolis, MN 55401