Kansas City, MO

Primary Kansas City, MO Data Center

Our primary Kansas City data center, is located at 1627 Main Street in the heart of Kansas City, MO. This facility is wholly controlled by Contegix. Situated in the central Midwest, the data center provides a consistent user experience from coast to coast.

SSAE 16 Type II Accredited

Our facilities are SSAE 16 Type II accredited which assures the highest level of operational availability. Settle for nothing less than our enterprise, highly-available infrastructure to support your critical business needs.

Power

Over 1600 amps of 480V three-phase power enters our wholly-controlled power infrastructure. The UPS and power generation platforms are maintained by certified professionals at regular service intervals. Our power provider, Kansas City Power and Light (KCP&L) has been named the most reliable utility in the plains region. Although extended power outages are rare at this facility, diesel fuel delivery contracts are in place to assure continuous power availability.

Network Infrastructure

Expandable connectivity to over 100gbit/sec enables our network to service the most demanding environments. Dark wavelength and lit services are available between both of our Kansas City data center facilities for disaster recovery needs. Automated security controls protect the Cisco-powered core network at the Main Street data center.

Cooling

Our primary Kansas City data center is equipped with six Liebert CRAC units in an N+1 configuration. These units operate independently and are serviced on regular vendor-specified intervals. Continuous monitoring of temperature, humidity and air pressure at multiple key points in the data center assure these systems are performing as expected. We do not utilize water-based cooling loops for our facility.

Security

Physical security is at the foundation of any data center. Access to critical network, server and power infrastructure is protected by multi-factor security elements. All visitors are required to use two-factor authentication using something they have and something they know. The facility utilizes video surveillance in key points and video recording is maintained for ninety (90) days.

Fire Suppression

Protection of critical business assets is required by an always-on always-available facility. The facility is protected with automated clean-agent fire suppression. ECARO-25 clean agent is superior to FM-200 systems by way of design, agent quality and overall environmental impact. The facility is protected with two mechanically separate fire detection platforms. This mechanical separation enhances the reliability and maintainability of our facility.

 

Secondary Kansas City, MO Data Center

Our secondary Kansas City data center presence is at 1102 Grand in the heart of Kansas City, MO. This central geographic location provides a consistent user experience from East to West coast. This facility is utilized as a network interconnection point.

Power

The 1102 Grand facility is connected with five megawatts of power. Diverse utility feeds, automatic transfer switches and generator power assure your equipment is always on. Each rack includes A+B power. Primary (A) power comes from the current floor, and secondary (B) power comes from an alternate floor and UPS system. All of our UPS and generators are on a strict preventative maintenance schedule by certified professionals. The data center’s utility provider, Kansas City Power and Light (KCP&L), has been named the most reliable power utility in the plains region.

Cooling

All of our secondary Kansas City data center space is designed with at least N+1 redundancy to provide continuous cooling of critical equipment, even if a computer room air conditioner (CRAC) unit fails. In addition to two large cooling towers, a system has been designed to allow regulated water to be drawn from city supply. In the event of a water main break, contracts are established with a water tanker company. We are considered a first-response customer for water in case of an emergency. We provide three layers of redundancy for our chilled water loop. Temperature, humidity and air-flow statistics are monitored around the clock to ensure proper cooling of critical components.

Security

Physical security is at the foundation of any data center. Access to critical network, server and power infrastructure is protected by multi-factor security elements. All visitors are required to authenticate with something they have and something they know. In addition, cameras are strategically placed throughout the facility and video data is maintained for up to sixty (60) days.

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