When we opened up our newest datacenters in Santa Clara, CA, and Plano, TX, it wasn’t just a quick project. We put a lot of thought and planning into the right arrangement – the one that would benefit our customers the most. We wanted a partner that would give us the flexibility to grow, not just nationally, but globally. Internap was the smart choice, with datacenters across the globe.
Internap began as a Content Delivery Network (CDN) that distributed data to key servers across the globe so customers could get faster access to the data. Then they developed a technology called MIRO that facilitated faster access to the data in the cloud, too. Leveraging this, we can provide regional and global redundancy for our customers’ cloud environments.
The bottom line, and what makes our new datacenters so powerful for business, is this: Our partnership with Internap means faster access, global scalability and full redundancy for our customers.
Our new datacenters are some of the most secure and advanced infrastructure available, too. Again, that was part of our big plan to provide better products and service to our customers. We looked for a building that was purposefully built to be a datacenter. Why? Because that ensures the very foundation – the power, cooling and all the other elements – was taken into account when the structure that is going to host your data was first built.
As an environmentally-conscious business, we left nothing to chance. Each datacenter is also LEED Gold and 2 Green Globes-rated.
To get geeky for a moment, the datacenters follow SSAE16 requirements for security and are compliant with SOC 2 Type II reporting. That means each visitor has to be authorized to access the facility, and the facility has physical security to ensure that access is restricted to sensitive areas. The Fluid Cloud is also housed in a cage, which has badge access – similar to the security you would find with credit card companies’ data housing.
Uptime will never be a concern, either. Internap provides a 100% SLA (service level agreement) to Fluid for IP (Internet protocol). Both of our new facilities are Tier III datacenters, so power is delivered by multiple substations.
Cloud isn’t just the future of business. Cloud services are business drivers and key differentiators now. We here at Fluid know that it is our duty to make sure our cloud infrastructure is the best on the market – because it’s life or death for your business.