Over the past 10 years, HostDime has positioned itself to be one of the industry leaders in the worldwide data center market with over 5 million domains on our global network. HostDime’s privately-owned 25,000 square foot data center in Orlando, Florida was designed from scratch based on decades of experience from engineers with stability, reliability, and the highest level of uptime standards in mind.
HostDime’s Orlando colo facility includes complete redundancy in power, network connectivity, fire suppression, and unparalleled security and safety. The data center is consistently ranked as one of the premier facilities in the Southern United States thanks to diverse path network fiber into the data center and featuring over four Tier 1 network providers.
If you or someone you know has valuable hardware that’s begging to be hosted in a world class data center, choosing the HostDime data center is a no-brainer. Here’s why.
COLO REASON #1: SPACE
Enjoy a 5 minute virtual tour of HostDime’s highly secure infrastructure, complete with a networking reception area, a client colocation lounge for working on your server, and a state-of-the-art conference room for business meetings.
COLO REASON #2: CONNECTIVITY
DimeNoc is consistently ranked as one of the premier facilities in the Southern United States thanks to multiple path network fiber into HostDime’s network room. Also known as the Meet Me room, this is where our Tier 1 network bandwidth providers connect into our facility. Our carrier neutrality allows 10G connectivity to our clients.
HostDime’s network is 100% powered by superior Cisco routers and switches. The network employs star topology consisting of two Cisco Catalyst 6500 core routers with distribution handled by Cisco 3750 and access by 2950 switches, resulting in a load balanced network with no points of failure.
Connectivity and Bandwidth
- 10GE – Level 3 Communications
- 10GE – Level 3 Communications
- 10GE – Telefonica
- 10GE – Global Crossing
- 10GE – NTT Communications
- 10GE – Public Peering (NOTA)
- 20GE – Diverse Dark Fiber to Miami NAP of Americas
- Private Network Availability
COLO REASON #3: PROTECTION
HostDime’s number one concern is the protection of our customers and their servers, applications, and information. HostDime has assembled an elite team to handle any challenges that come your way. Our Abuse and Security division is the first line of defense when protecting customers from vicious malware and users. Abuse and Security works with clients to proactively protect them from these malicious users, and reactively to assist when websites get defaced.
HostDime has always had top-notch security, and the datacenter is no exception.
- Interlocking “Man trap doors” are positioned at all standard entrances to the facility.
- Visitors must be manually authorized to enter with an escort.
- Doors will all be operated via badge only access points, keycard readers, and biometric hand readers.
- Dozens of security cameras, monitored round-the-clock, provide a watchful eye to make sure your hardware is secure.
HostDime also offers premium hardware-based DDoS monitoring and mitigation backed by Arbor Networks, the market leader in network security. With our Arbor PeakFlow SP appliance, we can monitor, detect, and mitigate any threat or attack. HostDime’s secure network will be among the most DDoS protected in the hosting industry.
COLO REASON #4: POWER
The HostDime DimeNOC Orlando data center has many great qualities, and being powerful is certainly one of them. Clients have peace of mind that their server is stored in a secure facility that has A/B redundant power and internet connectivity. Our contracts with local electrical providers ensure we are always on the grid.
Power Infrastructure Includes:
- 1 X 500KW Caterpillar Diesel Generator
- 1 X 1250KW Katolight Diesel Generator
- 1 X 500KVA Powerware 9315 UPS
- 1 X 480KVA Powerware 9390 UPS in a parallel N+1 configuration
- 5 X Battery Strings (providing 15 minutes of runtime at full load)
- 2,700 Gallons of fuel capacity for generators
- Routine systems testing and maintenance
HostDime’s power room is one of the highlights of our facility. The site has several Uninterruptible Power Supply systems featuring redundant battery cabinets and full maintenance bypass switches. In the event of a power anomaly detected by the UPS, the critical load is supplied by the battery strings. In the rare event that utility power becomes unavailable, the site has multiple automatic transfer switches that can switch the critical load over to multiple emergency diesel power generators. This will ensure that clean constant power is always delivered to the facility.
COLO REASON #5: COOLING
The colocation facility remains a constant room temperature of 72 degrees F with 45% humidity precision control. Separate cooling zones with 359 tons of total cooling capacity make sure no overheating ever occurs.
COLO REASON #6: SPEED
Being one of the first truly global web hosting companies, HostDime has servers and colo facilities all over the world, including Brazil and Mexico. Want to see how fast our network is? Check out the free DimeNoc speed test to see how much faster HostDime is than your current host.
COLO REASON #7: 24 HOUR ACCESS
HostDime grants customers access to the data center 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and every day of the year including any holiday. Clients also have 24 hour off-site access to bandwidth graphs which are updated every five minutes. These graphs can be found in the online client access area known as “Core“.
If you live in or are going to be around the Orlando area and would like to tour the HostDime data center before you make your hosting decision, please contact us and we will gladly accommodate you. Our colocation facility is located just off Interstate 4, allowing quick access from anywhere in Central Florida. Come on by and say “Hello!”.
COLO REASON #8: ON-LOCATION BUILD ROOM
Skilled build technicians assemble hundreds of servers each and every month at the DimeNOC data center in Orlando, Florida. HostDime can have your customizable server up and running for you in 24 hours or less.
The DimeNOC warehouse is stocked with server components at all times to make sure your servers are ready ASAP. This includes cabinets, motherboards, hard drives, cables and everything else that completes a server build.
Our specially designed build room allows us to have multiple servers “on the table” to be configured to your personalized needs. This room allows for an array of servers to be built, modified and repaired at any time. This results in quicker server deployments and faster repair times, ultimately reducing downtime for you and your clients.
COLO REASON #9: UNMATCHED TECHNICIAN SUPPORT
You can visit the data center any day and any time thanks to on-site expert engineers and support technicians. Their knowledge and concern for your needs are second to none. On a simple reboot request, they will explain every part of why the server went down. They will give a detailed explanation and resolution on any other issue you may have. Unlike many data centers, you know you are speaking to our own Orlando staff supporting our systems and services.
COLO REASON #10: VAST AMENITIES
The data facility includes a reception area where clients can interact and network at their convenience. The client colocation lounge allows customers to get their own equipment out of storage and work on their servers in a quiet comfortable environment. We also have a state-of-the-art conference room that we encourage clients to use for business meetings where they can take advantage of the latest video and media display technology.
COLO REASON #11: GREAT PRICE
Best of all, HostDime will price-match or beat any reputable colocation provider in the United States. Request a quote now!
Jared Smith is HostDime’s Content Strategist. Follow him on Twitter.
HostDime.com, Inc is a global data center infrastructure provider offering an array of cloud products from managed hosting servers to colocation services that cater to a range of clients, from entry-level to enterprise-level operations. HostDime owns and operates infrastructure and networks in seven countries, with its flagship facility in Florida, USA. Currently with a client base of more than 50,000, HostDime is one of the most reputable data center companies in the world.