Our Data Center
The Umbrella Host data center offers a secure, resilient environment for our web hosting platform. Based in a secure facility the data center is built to an N+1 specification, so that if any particular service fails – e.g. electricity or air conditioning – another backup service automatically takes over the failed service’s job.
Dual power feeds enter the building at different points and Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) ensure that all power to the server area is clean and spike free.
Manned 24 hours a day, 7 days a week., Engineers can respond quickly and effectively to problems.
Access to our data center is via Smart Card authentication and authorization only. CCTV operates throughout the facility.
Cooling & Fire Suppression
The temperature of the data center is kept at a steady 20oC to allow optimum equipment performance.
Fire detection systems monitor the room for any sign of fire and allows operators to respond to situations using a variety of fire suppression techniques.
The data center is fully climate controlled with N+1 Stultz DX Cybercool Air Conditioning Systems.
The system monitors and controls the temperature and humidity levels. Drip sensors which are located below the floor, are used to monitor for any leaks in the system.
Our network also utilizes 100% CAT6 network cable, which contains four pairs of copper wire and, unlike CAT5, utilizes all four pairs.
CAT6 supports Gigabit (1000 Mbps) Ethernet and supports communications at more than twice the speed of CAT5e, which is the other popular standard for Gigabit Ethernet cabling.