TierPoint’s Boston data center is located at 500 Rutherford Ave, Boston, MA 2129. The data center is strategically located outside of severe weather and seismic zones, and is rated to withstand hurricane force winds. The building is of masonry and steel construction with ballistic resistant walls, doors, and windows.
The Boston colocation services are provided through cabinets and caged spaces. All the cage locks require unique laser etched keys with magnetic signatures to gain access. The data center is SSAE 16 SOC I Type II certified. The Boston data center has a very secure environment including 24 x 7 physical security, and sensor driven camera monitoring and recording of all areas. Two factor authentication that includes the use of biometric hand scanners verifies unique hand geometry image and a heat signature before allowing entry into the data center. A double man trap forces double verification and provides extra secure data center entry.
Power to the data center is fed through two power grids with power distribution consistent of an A and B methodology. Dual sourced PDUs delivers A+B utility feed to each cabinet. Redundant 1.5 MW of diesel generator provides back up power to the facility in the event there is a loss of utility power. The data centers generators could run for more than a week without need to refuel at current load. The power infrastructure including cages and cabinets are properly grounded. N+1 configured CRAC units are strategically positioned around the data center for optimal airflow efficiency. Moisture containment basins and sensors ensure no moisture gets in the data center. 24-inch raised flooring provides conditioned air for more efficient and effective cooling of computer equipment. The facility has separate and redundant cooling for critical areas including NOC, MIS, and Security, and also provides leak detection under all raised floors. Building Management Systems are installed with on site and remote monitoring with control of all HVAC, generators, UPS systems and switchboards, as well as other mechanical systems.
The Boston TierPoint data center is a carrier neutral facility and offers redundant fiber access. The network infrastructure is a Cisco certified core network with access to TierPoint MPLS network. TierPoint utilizes Internet and MPLS connectivity via multiple fiber routes in and out of colocation, as well as diverse paths to the Internet. 24 x 7 x 365 Network Operation Center (NOC) provides help desk services to customers.
Boston, MA 2129
TierPoint – Boston Data Center Highlights
- Located Outside Severe Weather and Seismic Zone
- Rated to Withstand Hurricane Force Winds
- Ballistic Resistant Walls, Doors, and Windows
- SSAE 16 SOC I Type II Certified Facility
- Cabinets and Caged Space Solutions
- 24 Inches Raised Floor Design
- 23 Feet Height Ceiling
- Physical Security and Video Surveillance 24 x 7 x 365
- Biometric Scanner and Badge System Authentication Entry
- Double Mantrap Facility
- Power from Two Power Grids
- A and B Methodology Power Distribution
- Dual Power Source PDUs
- 1.5 MW Diesel Generator
- N+1 Configured CRAC Units
- Moisture Containment Basins
- Hot Aisle/Cold Aisle Cooling Design
- Properly Grounded Equipment
- Building Management System
- Carrier Neutral
- Access to Windstream MPLS Network