The Network Behind tcs-hosting.com
The network that powers tcs-hosting is the most important part of our ability to provide excellent customer serivce and products. Here's a little insight into what's behind tcs-hosting.com
About the Data Center
Our servers are housed in a data center located in Chicago, IL. Location is key to how your server will react and respond to requests. We've choosen Chicago, IL as a base for our network with future expansion to Texas, Virginia, and eventually the United Kingdom. These are future plans that are not set in stone and could be subject to change at anytime.
As you can see expansion is one of our goals as we continue grow and provide unmatched service.
The first line of defense for your server and/or website(s) is the physical security of the data center.
Keycard protocols, biometric scanning protocols and round-the-clock interior and exterior surveillance monitor access to the data center. We only grant authorized data center personnel access credentials to our data centers thus minimizing a potential physical breach. Any one needing access to the production area of the data center must have the proper clearance given rior to entry and must be accompanied by an appropriate escort.
Every data center employee is required to undergoe multiple and thorough background security checks before they're hired also minimizing the risk for a physical breach.
Environment and Power
Every data center's HVAC (Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning) system is N+1 redundant. This ensures that a duplicate system immediately comes online should there be an HVAC system failure. Also Every 90 seconds, all the air in our data centers is circulated and filtered to remove dust and contaminants.
In the unlikely event a fire should occur, our advanced fire suppression systems are designed to stop fires from spreading.
Should a total utility power outage ever occur, all of our data centers' power systems are designed to run uninterrupted, with every server receiving conditioned UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) power. Our UPS power subsystem is N+1 redundant, with instantaneous failover if the primary UPS fails. If an extended utility power outage occurs, our routinely tested, on-site diesel generators can run indefinitely.
RoutingOnly fully redundant, enterprise-class routing equipment is used in our data centers. Fiber carriers enter our data centers at disparate points to guard against service failure.
We require that the networking and security teams working in our data centers be certified. We also require that they be thoroughly experienced in managing and monitoring enterprise level networks. Our Certified Network Technicians are trained to the highest industry standards.