At dranraB web hosting we use servers in the USA (CenturyLink) and Europe (Neterra), thus ensuring versatility, choice, and numerous opportunities for your business, non-profit, or home web solutions.
CenturyLink / USA
We use the international server network at CenturyLink Technology Solutions data center in Boston, USA (formerly Savvis). We are proud to offer our clients access through one of the world’s largest IP backbones with a single autonomous system (AS) number: by minimizing ‘hops’ between parts of the Internet, faster, more reliable performance is delivered, and user data is given a more direct route to its destination.
CenturyLink Technology Solutions is an operator that combines a carrier-class TIER1 international IP network, independently tested as offering best-in-class reliability and performance, and a content distribution network, bypassing Internet congestion to deliver sought-after content at high speeds.
CenturyLink IP network provides low-latency, secure, reliable and high availability connectivity between geographically spread out locations. Cross connects to their Global Tier 1 backbone and a broad range of carriers, including global and regional providers, ensure the taking information wherever it needs to go.
The servers are specially designed for our hosting environment. Built with the most reliable server components, they are equipped with 18 Core Xeon Gold processors, up to 256 GB RAM, RAID 6 disk arrays, and SSDs for the most I/O-intensive operations. The hot-swap HDDs, power supply units, and cooling fans allow repairs or replacement of these components while the machine stays online. This design brings the hardware reliability to the highest level.
A spare/standby server in located in each server rack. If a production server fails, it will be immediately replaced by a spare server, and the latest backup will be restored. This way we can offer you a 99.9% up-time guarantee.
Climate control systems with separate cooling zones
Seismically braced racks
Protection & Security
CenturyLink data centers are further protected by some of the most powerful physical security systems available, including:
Advanced smoke detection and fire suppression systems
24/7 secured access with motion sensors, video surveillance and security breach alarms
Reliability & Performance
The highest levels of reliability and performance are delivered with:
A redundant network of multiple fiber trunks from multiple sources
Redundant power on the premises
Multiple backup generators
Neterra / Europe (Sofia)
The Neterra Sofia Data Center is a carrier-neutral facility, the newest in the region, and the only one designed for a data center from the planning stage in the last 15 years. Neterra holds a Declaration of Conformity with EC Directives and Safety Standards. The Neterra Sofia Data Center is a part of the largest Internet exchange points in Europe.
Neterra is a part of the largest Internet exchange points in Europe: DE-CIX in Frankfurt, Equinix in Paris, LINX in London, AMS-IX in Amsterdam, and Ronix and Interlan in Bucharest.
The company has direct connectivity to all neighboring countries and reaches Georgia and Armenia via the Black Sea, and Asia and Africa via the submarine cable systems MedNautilus and SEE-ME-WE 3.
The Sofia Data Center is served by two independent sources of electric power supply, each of them able to cover 100% of the load. The facility has 1+1 electric generators, switching automatically, and two fully independent А UPS (N+1) and В UPS (N+1) systems.
Neterra has built-in Free Cooling Air Conditioning System in the data center which uses less power and provides lower ambient air temperature.
The system introduces greater quantities of fresh air which also improves the air quality. This enables the system to lower the energy usage with 30% in the summer and up to 50% in the cooler fall and winter months.
The servers are specially designed for our hosting environment. Built with the most reliable server components, they are equipped with 18 Core Xeon Gold processors, up to 256 GB RAM, RAID 6 disk arrays, and SSDs for the most I/O-intensive operations.
The hot-swap HDDs, power supply units, and cooling fans allow repairs/replacement of these components while the machine stays online. This design brings the hardware reliability to the highest level.
The Sofia Data Center is a two-floor colocation facility with a total area of 660 m2 and very well managed capacity. The floor height is 3.50 m. plus 50 cm. raised floor and floor point loading up to 3 kN.
The colocation center has two Meet-Me-Rooms, two independent incoming cable lines for external connections to each MMR, and two independent routes for communication cables coming from MMR to the client equipment.
The fire alarm system in Sofia Data Center is type VESDA® (Very Early Smoke Detection Apparatus). It offers the earliest possible warning of potential fire.
The fire extinguishing system uses FM200® gas mixture, which in case of a problem isolates the fire with no impact on the surrounding area. The building is seismically protected, designed to withstand earthquakes of a magnitude of 9 in MSK scale.
The Sofia Data Center has 24-hour security, computer access control, video surveillance, and individual locks for each drawer.
All systems at SDC – power supply, electric switchboard, UPS, and air-conditioning are under constant monitoring.
There is a spare/standby server located in in each server rack. If a production server fails, it will be immediately replaced by a spare server, and the latest backup will be restored. This way we can offer you a 99.9% up-time guarantee.