Data Center Reliability
Internap data centers are designed for concurrent maintainability to ensure ultimate reliability.
A concurrently maintainable data center design means that any component of data center infrastructure – whether electrical, mechanical or otherwise – can fail or be intentionally shut down without creating a disruption. Data center reliability is accomplished by building full overlays of electrical and mechanical systems in Internap facilities that include redundant equipment as well as multiple distribution paths.
Key benefits of concurrent maintainability
- Higher resiliency and expected uptime as compared with “redundant capacity” designs that only include redundant components
- No need for critical equipment shutdown during planned and unplanned maintenance activities
- Virtually no electrical and mechanical single points of failure
Internap’s data center build and support standards
- Concurrently maintainable mechanical and electrical systems
- Complete redundancy for power system from utility breaker, generators down to power distribution
- Full compartmentalization/separation of power and cooling distribution paths
- Completely redundant cooling systems from CRAC units to pumps, chillers and plumbing
- Highly reliable static transfer switches to move loads to and from primary and secondary circuits
- Primary and secondary electrical paths fed from two different PDU’s and two different UPS systems
- Redundant, isolatable mechanical piping
- 24/7 on-site facility engineers and supporting redundant Network Operations Centers (NOC)