FastVirtual's data center is located in San Diego, California. With
direct connections to Time Warner Telecom's Mission Valley SONET ring,
the data center provides exceptional levels of performance and availability.
Redundancy for power, connectivity, fire suppression and air conditioning
also ensures steadfast reliability -- we strive to achieve 100 percent uptime
for all our customers.
Our partners include APC, Cisco and Time Warner Telecom; industry leaders
that strive to provide the highest levels of quality and service.
The data center was designed to grow, allowing us add
racks, power modules and batteries as needed. Our current capacity
around 30 percent of available rack space. Existing racks occupy approximately
40 percent of the available area.
All rack systems are firmly fixed to the floor, and include seismic
bracing. Data and power
channels are separated, ensuring high quality data transfer.
All servers are equipped with hot-swap power supplies and hard drives, and fully configured
stand-by servers ensure minimal downtime
in the event of a hardware failure.
The building is directly connected to Time Warner Telecom's SONET ring
in Mission Valley, providing exceptional levels of reliability and
performance. TWT optical fiber is fed directly into the data center. Redundant
connectivity, also on TWT optical fiber, is provided by TWT and Global
All connections use high quality hardware from renowned
manufacturers, including Nortel Networks and Cisco. Network performance is proactively
monitored, ensuring acceptable utilization levels are maintained, and
connectivity is added immediately if required.
Our comprehensive UPS system and high power generator enable
FastVirtual to function as normal through extended power outages.
Our UPS system supplies 40KW. At maximum load levels this provides
at least 30 minutes of power. Our diesel generator supplies 250KW, and
is equipped with a 500 gallon reserve. At current load levels, this is
sufficient to power all our systems for at least 7 days.
Should a long-term power outage occur, our fuel supplier can be on
site within three hours. The generator can be refueled while running, so power and services remain
The data center is protected by a state-of-the-art fire suppression
system. The extinguishing agent is friendly to the environment,
non-toxic and colorless, so technicians can return and restore power
almost immediately following a discharge. The system is effective
within ten seconds of discharge, and equipment can be restarted as
soon as 60 seconds after the extinguishing agent has been released.
An advanced HVAC system ensures that the climate within the data
center is maintained at an optimal temperature of 70 degrees, with 50
percent humidity. The system includes two air conditioners,
two heaters and and one humidifier. Units can be independently
serviced, so the system would continue to operate should any single