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ServerBeach Unveils Toronto Datacenter Video Tour

We bring you behind the scenes of ServerBeach’s newest datacenter through this video tour. Our 41,000 square foot flagship datacenter is located in Scarborough (Toronto), Ontario and supports over 30,000 servers for ServerBeach and our parent company, PEER 1 Hosting. Our latest facility is able to support 30,000 servers for Dedicated HostingColocationManaged Hosting, and Cloud ServicesGeoff Ois, Senior Account Executive, provides a behind the scenes tour starting from the security fencing outside to inside the datacenter server PODs, to the highly secured chiller water cooling system and UPS power generator rooms. Here are some facts about the datacenter:

Building

  • 41,000 sq ft state-of-the-art facility located just outside downtown Toronto, in Scarborough
  • Geographic location minimizes network delays caused by multiple hops and latency in North America and in Europe
  • Able to house 30,000 servers
  • Delivers Dedicated Servers, Colocation, Managed Hosting, and Cloud Services under a single roof
  • SAS 70 Type II certified and CICA 5970 compliant for Managed Hosting

People

  • On-site Network Operations Center (NOC), senior engineers and level III system administrators
  • Can resolve network issues in minutes rather than days because we own and operate the network infrastructure

SuperNetwork

  • Fully owned and operated SuperNetwork™ backbone
  • Over 15,000 miles of fiber around the world
  • 21 points of presence across North America and Europe
  • More than 1,000 peering relationships worldwide
  • 1 ms access to Tier 1 upstream transit
  • Fully independent self-healing nodes, withstand failures
  • IPv6 and MPLS ready

Greener Approach

  • Trees were relocated during construction
  • Onsite well is used as primary source of water, reducing carbon footprint
  • Outside air is used to cool inside the datacenter
  • High efficiency white membrane roof reflects UV rays and heat

Redundant Cooling

  • Chilled water cooling system features industry’s most efficient chillers along with heat exchangers
  • Also equipped with N+1 chillers, N+1 cooling towers and N+1 CRAC units

Power Efficiency

  • Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) rating between 1.3 – 1.4
  • 180 watts / sq ft of power density
  • Power density is scalable by 25 percent in the future

High Security

  • Entire complex is monitored with video surveillance
  • Security starts with a perimeter fence and pass-card protected gate
  • Equipped with a biometric (thumb scan) lock for added security
  • State-of-the-art single-entry mantrap

One Response

  1. Nice job on the video – Great insight into the Toronto facility. Would love to see some more on the other centers.

    Thanks for the great support and service.

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