Host.co.in's data center is one of Indian's premier data centers and is located in Nashik, Maharashtra. We have developed our own 40,000 sq. ft. location that has been designed to be resilient against natural disasters such as earthquakes, something which has been achieved by constructing in line with RCC regulations. The data floor has been constructed using Cellular Lightweight Concrete (CLC) because of the strength and fire rating benefits that have been awarded to this material. CLC has also been proven to offer improved thermal insulation and temperature differences of up 4-5C.
Host.co.in's data center has been constructed to guarantee that the power requirements of the hardware that we are hosting can be met at all times, including if any issues arise that could impact on the availability of power. The main features of our power configuration include:
Each server rack has also been designed to meet the requirements of the servers that are being hosted in that rack; features based around this include:
Direct Expansion based Precision Air Conditioners (PAC) units are used in our data center – these are used in an N+1 configuration to offer cooling redundancy; with a capacity of 18.5TR, pressurized air is pumped around to ensure that the temperature at which our servers take in the care is within the permissible range. Conditions in the data center are maintained at between -1C and 20C, with humidity at between -5% and 50%, based on current ASHRARE regulations. We have also taken the Cold Aisle Containment (CAC) approach to provide space inbetween racks for improved cooling; fillers are located in each rack to provide better CFM.
CAC is designed to operate in the following manner:
We have developed our own fire suppression techniques to preserve as much as possible if a fire was to occur in the main building. We utilize an FM200 environmentally safe fire suppression system to offer protection; the extinguishing agent is stored in multiple canisters, each of which is intended for a different zone of the data center.
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Host.co.in offers a range of different web hosting services to cater for the needs of users at different levels. When ordering a dedicated server from Host.co.in you can opt for any combination of resources that you see as necessary to your needs so that the dedicated server that you purchase will be able to fulfill your business's interests from the start. All dedicated servers are provisioned with a 100Mbps data pipe when ordered, with different data transfer (the amount of data transferred between a server and client computers) plans available (these will be measured in GB).
Our data center operations are automated by eMagic, an application that has been designed in-house to offer our dedicated server and colocation customers full transparency of their hosting service so that they are able to monitor their usage and the uptime of applications and services on their server(s). Our customers can view their historical data transfer usage as well as graphs for the past month, week and 24 hours; unlike other web hosting providers, we here at Host.co.in only bill our customers for their exact data usage instead of being speculative and generating invoices based on previous usage and current estimates. eMagic can be used to send out alerts for transfer usage so that customers can be alerted when they have used 50%, 75% or 100% of their transfer allocation.
If a customers transfer usage exceeds the monthly allocation that they have paid for then they will be billed for the amount that they have exceeded their allocation by; i.e. a user with a 500GB allocation who uses 750GB of transfer in a monthly period will receive a bill for the additional 250GB that has been used.
We also have unmetered bandwidth plans with which there is no cap on a customer's data transfer. One of the most popular options available here is a 10Mbps unmetered bandwidth pipe.
Although virtual and hardware security measures to prevent web-based attacks are also a major area of concern, when running a data center it is also important to consider the level of physical protection that is provided by the structure. As the data floor is always separate to all other areas of a data center it should always be protected by multiple layers of access so that only authorized individuals are allowed anywhere near the hardware that is located here.
The physical security measures that we have implemented in our data center consist of:
Host.co.in recognizes the importance of monitoring a network around the clock because this will allow for issues to be identified as they arise so that any impact on performance can be mitigated. We use our own in-house developed system called eMagic that has been developed to monitor a number of different devices that form the backbone of any data center network including routers, switches, hardware firewalls and SAN storage arrays. Our on-site NOC team is always monitoring network latency so that actions can be taken if necessary to provide clients with shorter access paths.
Some of the features of our network monitoring infrastructure include:
The key to delivering a reliable data center experience is monitoring application uptime to ensure that the applications that a business relies on are able to serve its needs when required; even though a server may be online, if an application has failed then it is highly unlikely that a server will be capable of fulfilling its sole purpose. Host.co.in also utilizes eMagic for the purpose of application monitoring by keeping an eye on all real time alerts and notifications; furthermore, all colocation and dedicated server clients have eMagic access for their respective hosting services so that they configure the ports and applications that they would like to have monitored.
Key features of our application monitoring arrangements include:
Our facility is situated in state-of-the-art data center
Connectivity Providers :
Our Data Center is connected to the Internet with highly redundant network through multiple Gigabit backbones having multiple peering with other networks.
Connectivity Speed :
We have a total of 20,000mbits of network connectivity for all our Servers. We have 2 x 10 Gbps links for our datacenter. Each Server in our datacenter is setup on 100 Mbps, fully-switched port on an edge switch. Each edge switch is then in turn plugged into two separate aggregation switches at 1gbit, with failover redundancy allowing either 1gbit link to fail.
Power Delivery / UPS :
In the unlikely event of a power outage from local power grid, all data centers' power systems are designed to run uninterrupted with the help of Two 2000KW auto-switched power generators and centralized UPS systems. Generators are regularly tested & can be used in emergency event of extended utility power outages.
To ensure smooth functioning of day to day operations in Data Center, we have an experienced and knowledgeable staff working 24 x 7 x 365 which includes highly qualified System administrators and network administrators.