Your dedicated server is housed within a 19" rack. We connect your server directly to a switch, and from there onto the Internet backbone. This provides the best possible connection to the rest of the world and means you can be certain of a contention-free service without bottlenecks or throttling.
The security and fire prevention systems ensure that even if the worst should happen and a fire break out within the data floor,inert gas will stifle any flames, and any damage will be minimised and contained.
It is a well-established security fact that any attempt to protect your system with secure software, access lists and firewalls, may be thwarted simply by gaining physical access to the server machine. By using a tag-based, visual ID checking system, in conjunction with vocal passwords and combination locks, as well as constant CC cameras, security is at its utmost for preventing this basic but effective line of attack.
Air conditioning and environmental control ensure that the data floor maintains a constant low and dry temperature and humidity. This ensures optimum cooling and creates an atmosphere optimised for electronic hardware with minimum risk of burnout or overheating.
The power systems are vital to any machine room, in order to reduce any chance of service interruption. In the event of a mains power-failure, UPS systems kick into place automatically and seamlessly. This allows enough time for the independent diesel generators to fire up, to provide a non-stop and spike-free electrical current indefinitely.
Network hardware and monitoring
Our network infrastructure is provisioned using only the highest quality, tested, branded hardware. 3Com switches combine with our own in-house Linux routers and firewalls to provide the fastest, most secure and most reliable systems available. Monitoring of individual servers throughout the day and night, staffed by real people, ensures that service uptimes are maintained and that all unusual or deliberate network attacks or service denial attempts are detected and dealt with quickly.
Backup and support
To complement the infrastructure and your dedicated server, Positive Internet also provides backup services, systems administration services and technical support, second to none in the industry. Backups can be made to local server disks and over the network for complete data integrity, with redundant servers ready to be commissioned if a primary server experiences catastrophic failure.