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TierPoint – Bethlehem 2 Data Center

TierPoint’s Bethlehem data center is located at 3864 Courtney St, Ste 130, Bethlehem, PA 18017. Data center strategically located outside of severe weather and seismic zone, and is rated to withstand hurricane force winds. The building is masonry and steel construction with ballistic resistant walls, doors, and windows.

Bethlehem data center is a Tier III infrastructure. The colocation services are provided through cabinets, caged space, and raised floor private data center suites. All the cage locks require unique laser etched keys with magnetic signatures to get access. Bethlehem data center provides 36,000 square feet of space including 20,000 square feet of 24 to 36 inches high raised floor with 1200 lbs. per square feet load bearing capacity. The data center is SSAE 16 SOC I Type II certified. The data center has a very secure environment including 24 x 7 physical security, and sensor driven camera monitoring and recording of all the areas. Two factor authentications that include the use of biometric hand scanners verify unique hand geometry image and a heat signature before allowing entry into data center. Double man trap forces double verification and provide extra secure data center entry. The Bethlehem Data Center uses a FM 200 and dry-pipe, multi zone pre-action sprinkler system. The system utilizes a grid work of smoke and heat sensors both in the ceiling and below raised floors.

The data center has a very reliable and scalable power infrastructure, and is a 2N or system plus redundancy design. The power distribution systems ensure that every power circuit delivered to a customer’s cabinet is clean and isolated from other customer circuits. AC Power circuits are in 20 and 30 amp increments, and facility provides 175 watts per square feet of power density. Bethlehem facility maintains 8 Liebert PDUs with three circuits panels each. Each Static Switch PDU has an A-side and B-side input source and is capable of switching between sources within 4ms in the event of an upstream system failure. The immediate power failure is protected by N+1 configured, 5 x 750 kVA Mitsubishi UPS system with battery bank. The 5 diesel generators in N+1 configuration provides the backup facility on the loss of utility power. The cooling and humidity is maintained through 8 x Liebert HVAC units in N+1 configuration. The data center has Liebert water leak detection system, and also installed with Foreseer and JACE building management system to monitor all critical infrastructure.

Bethlehem data center is a carrier neutral facility. TierPoint has multiple fiber providers available with diverse entrances into the Bethlehem Data Center with connections to major switching centers in Philadelphia, PA, New York, NY, and Newark, NJ. TierPoint utilizes geographically diverse carriers and connections for the SONET architecture that provides network connectivity throughout the national TierPoint data backbone. SLA covers network availability at 99.995%, which matches the Tier IV criterion. The network infrastructure is Cisco certified core network, and access to TierPoint MPLS network. TierPoint utilize Internet and MPLS connectivity via multiple fiber routes in and out of colocation, as well as diverse paths to the Internet. TierPoint utilizes a suite of monitoring tools and methods to provide proactive notification of server or service affecting events. 24 x 7 x 365 TAC center provides help desk services to the customers, and also continuously monitors critical events.

About TierPoint

TierPoint LLC is a leading provider of cloud, colocation, and managed services designed to improve the business performance and manage risk. The company owns and operates six state of the art carrier class and carrier neutral data centers in key locations across the United States. TierPoint offer cost effective and flexible cloud computing solutions with the highest levels of security, reliability and performance. These cloud solution are built on industry leading technologies such as VMware, EVault, Dell, and Fortinet, and each cloud environment is custom configured to include compute resources, data storage, security, backup options, software licenses, and bandwidth. TierPoint’s managed services offerings include backup and restore services, business continuity, managed networks, wireless network, TierPoint CleanIP, web hosting, and many others. The company was founded in 2010, and is based in Saint Louis, MO.

 

TierPoint – Bethlehem 2 Data Center

TierPoint – Bethlehem 2 Data Center
3864 Courtney St, Ste 130
Bethlehem, PA 18017

TierPoint – Bethlehem 2 Data Center Highlights

  • Tier III Facility
  • Located Outside Severe Weather and Seismic Zone
  • Hurricane Wind Rated Roof
  • Ballistic Resistant Walls, Doors, and Windows
  • Cabinets, Caged Space, and Private Suites
  • 36,000 Square Feet of Data Center
  • 20,000 Square Feet of 24 and 36 Inches Raised Floor
  • SSAE 16 SOC I Type II Facility
  • 24 x 7 x 365 Physical Security
  • Sensor Driven Video Surveillance
  • Biometric Hand Scanner
  • Double Mantrap Entry
  • FM200 and Dry Pipe Fire Suppression System
  • 2N Power Design
  • No Shared Power Circuits
  • AC Power Circuits in 20 & 30 Amp Increments
  • 8 Liebert PDUs with Three Circuits Panels Each
  • 175 Watts per Square Feet of Power Density
  • 5 x 750 kVA Mitsubishi UPS system in N+1 Configuration
  • Diesel Generators in N+1 Configuration
  • 8 x Liebert HVAC Units in N+1 Configuration
  • Liebert Water Leak Detection System
  • Foreseer and JACE Building Management System
  • Carrier Neutral Facility
  • Connections for the SONET Architecture
  • 99.999 % Uptime SLA
  • 24 x 7 x 365 TAC Center
  • Monitoring of Critical Components by TAC Staff