TierPoint’s Cary data center is located at 111 Corning Road Cary, NC, 27511. 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.
The colocation services are provided through cabinets and caged space. All the cage locks require unique laser etched keys with magnetic signatures to get access, and security personal maintains control of all keys and access to cages and cabinets requires an escort from security personnel. Cages are built from floor to ceiling to prevent unauthorized access over the top of the cages. 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 authentication that includes the use of biometric hand scanners verifies unique hand geometry image and a heat signature before allowing entry into data center.
Redundant and paralleled UPS systems, emergency generator, and ATS to support critical load. Dual sourced PDUs delivers A+B utility feed to each cabinet. Diesel generator provides the backup facility on the loss of utility power for more than one week without need to refuel at current load. All 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 floor 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 System is installed with on site and remote monitoring and control of all HVAC, generators, UPS systems and switchboards, as well as other mechanical systems.
Cary data center is a carrier neutral facility and offers redundant fiber access. 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. 24 x 7 x 365 Network Operation Center (NOC) provides help desk services to the customers.
Cary, NC 27511
TierPoint – Cary 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
- Raised Floor Design
- Physical Security and Video Surveillance 24 x 7 x 365
- Biometric Scanner and Badge System Authentication Entry
- A and B Methodology Power Distribution
- Dual Power Source PDUs
- 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