Data Center

Location: Switch Communications Data Center – www.switch.com

Data Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Switch Communications is a leading US provider for data centers and colocation. The company holds more than 177 patents for cooling systems and system design in the data center segment. Switch currently operates seven highly secure data centers, known as (super) NAPs, in which it serves an impressive list of more than 500 reference customers ranging from startups to multinational corporations. The Las Vegas location in the Mojave Desert guarantees additional security, as natural disasters are particularly unlikely in this region.

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Physical security  

  • Security staff on site 24/7
  • Armed guards on site 24/7
  • Massive security dence to scare off intruders
  • More than 200 video surveillance cameras – recordings are kept for more than 90 days
  • Motion detectors
  • Fire detection and firefighting systems with photo-electric equipment and VESDA (very early smoke detection apparatus)
  • Monitoring

 

SwitchNaps comply with the following standards  

  • AICPA – SSAE-16 SOC1 Type II
  • AICPA – SSAE-16 SOC2
  • AICPA – CICA SOC3
  • PCI – DSS (sections 9 und 12)
  • Adherence to the following standards can be guaranteed on request: HIPAA, FDIC, FRB, NERC-CIP

 

Network  

  • Two access points for each data center
  • Mixed, BGP-4 routed network connection via several leading providers, including Level3, Verizon, TW
  • Telecom, and Cogent
  • The Compute Engine’s redundant InfiniBand networks extend across various building sections and fire compartments within a data center to minimize fire risks and ensure optimum protection for our customers’ data

 

Physical access security  

  • Access via secure double doors
  • Biometric access control
  • Keycard required for access

 

Power supply  

  • Redundant wiring and multiple network connections
  • Extremely high degree of efficiency
  • More than 140 diesel generators with enterprise-level maintenance agreements
  • Fuel stocks of several thousand liters at the complex
  • Supply contracts ensure preferential fuel deliveries

 

Cooling  

  • N+2 cooling with innovative, eco-efficient airflow design
  • Ultrasonic air humidification