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HI there.. Are the stats written in Why webfaction -> Get rock solid hosting also true for the servers in Amsterdam?

digest from your page: The datacenter features redundant UPS systems, generator backup, VESDA detection systems, closed circuit monitoring of all areas and entrances, 24 hour guard manned security, redundant a/c systems, and fiber from 5 separate providers. Over the years we built our own monitoring systems which detect potential problems on servers before they can cause any crashes. We also put fewer people on each server than most hosting providers. As a result many people have reported that our servers were faster and more stable than our competitor's.

If not, could you please provide some infos in a similar way which are true for Amsterdam?

Many thanks!

asked 11 Oct '11, 11:27

nepi
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It's even more true for our Amsterdam datacenter. We use the EvoSwitch datacenter and here is an excerpt about it:

EvoSwitch is a highly secured data center with excellent connections and a spacious data floor area of more than 9,000 square meters (97,000 square feet). The EvoSwitch data center is ISO 9001 and ISO 27001 certified.

The EvoSwitch datacenter infrastructure has been carefully designed to facilitate growth with available autonomous A+B- power supplies, dual generator sets, and backup battery UPS to provide assured continuous power delivery. The current capacity of 20 Megawatt can be expanded up to 40 - 80 Megawatts of on-demand power. The datacenter is fully protected with a VESDA fire surpression system as well as fire resistant walls and design throughout the facility for maximum structural integrity and the protection of valuable customer server infrastructure.

Green!

EvoSwitch is a data center with sterling green credentials. Its operations are fully CO2-neutral, achieved by significant energy savings, the use of green energy, and investments in worldwide green projects - in cooperation with the Climate Neutral Group - carefully designed to restore the CO2 balance in the atmosphere and preserve our environment for future generations. Further significant energy savings have been achieved within this data center by using technologies such as Cold Aisle Corridor (which promote efficient server cooling by concentrating and trapping the cool supply air, where it is needed most, at the server intake. By enclosing the entire cold aisle, so cool air does not escape, and the warm air from the hot aisle does not re-circulate to the server intake, we greatly increase cooling efficiency, requiring substantially less energy for cooling.); and Free Cooling (provided by feeding cooler outside filtered air into the data center, when climate temperatures are favorable, eliminating the use of mechanical refrigeration, saving substantial energy costs)). In 2009, a report issued by the German Federal Ministry of the Environment described EvoSwitch as one of the world’s most energy saving data centers. In the Netherlands, EvoSwitch joined a group of 16 leading IT companies in signing the Multi Year Energy Efficiency Agreement (MJA). The MJA aims to realize 30% energy efficiency over a period of fifteen years.

The Green Grid and The Green Fan logo

As an early member of the Green Grid, EvoSwitch is continuously searching for new ways to improve the energy efficiency within the data center environment. The Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) is a standard industry metric of energy efficiency. The PUE at EvoSwitch currently equals 1,5, which is extremely low compared to the average of most commercial data centers worldwide and EvoSwitch continues to improve on it. (The PUE equals total facility power divided by IT equipment power. Lower is better, and the best is 1,0, or no wasted energy at all.)

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answered 12 Oct '11, 04:05

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edited 12 Oct '11, 04:09

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