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Web Hosting Infrastructure

Identifying a reliable, client focused, web hosting service provider to host your CMS-driven web site is a mission critical decision for your small business. We understand this and that is why we provide hosting to each and every business that signs on with QuickSilk. Receive a 99.9% uptime guarantee, superior technical support and our unconditional 30-day money back guarantee for new clients. When you sign on with QuickSilk, our top of the line hosting services are included in your plan.

  • Canadian Data Centre (Toronto, Ontario)

    Our Canadian servers are housed in the PEER 1 Data Centre located at 20 Pullman Court in Toronto, Canada; the data center is equipped with raised floors, climate control, 24/7 security, fire suppression systems, water detection systems, UPS & generators to ensure that our customers data is safe and secure. QuickSilk uses the latest generation processors from Intel and Juniper for network switching/routing.

    With QuickSilk, you can enjoy the peace of mind that comes from knowing your critical data is protected around the clock.  Our NOC is housed in a SAS 70 Type II certified facility featuring enhanced security. PEER 1 is certified on the Safe Harbour List and abides by the principles set forth in the Safe Harbour framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of data from the European Union.

    PEER 1's Data Centre Toronto Data Centre combined with QuickSilk's Network and Infrastructure Management gives server owners the benefits of Canada's security, political stability, and strict privacy laws.  The superior data centre infrastructure includes environmental control (constant temperature and humidity maintenance, particulates filtration), fire suppression systems, redundant power sources and UPS backup, large capacity of multi-homed quality bandwidth, and round the clock physical security. SohoPortal's best of breed server management and support give you the same business reliability in Canada that QuickSilk has been delivering for nearly 15 years.

    • 24x7x365 CCTV Monitored Security
    • Perimeter Fencing with Automatic Gates
    • Interior and Exterior Hi-Res Cameras
    • SAS 70 Type II/SSAE16 certified
    • 24x7x365 manned and monitored
    • Biometric authentication w/ man trap
    • N+1 UPS Systems with A+B Feeds (Redundant A+B feeds for EVERY DEVICE )
    • N+1 Generators
    • High Priority Diesel Refueling
    • 24x7x365 Network Operations Center
    • Backup Power Systems - UPS and diesel generator power systems N+1
    • Environmental Control - State of the art climate control systems N+1
    • Fire Suppression - Pre-action dry pipe sprinkler system with clean agent fire extinguishers
    • Data Centre Security - Security card and biometric access and DVR camera systems
    • Eco-friendly datacenter. Cool Roof, on-site well for cooling, energy efficient transformers & part of green grid.

    Network

    QuickSilk is operating a Juniper based network at our Peer1 co-location facility.  Redundant 10G Juniper Routing connected to multiple Tier1 fibre networks with extensive peering throughout Canada and the US. Our internal network is based on Juniper switching for both our LAN and WAN networks with multiple GBPS ports to each and every device along with aggregate 10G from each cabinet back to core WAN and LAN devices. Our network gear is completely redundant all the way down to the uplinks that link up our cabinets, and to the providers that we have selected, along with the entry-points in to our facility.

    Server Hardware

    Our commitment to excellence starts with the hardware that we use for our customers. Our servers are based on Supermicro rack mountable servers and are powered by the most power-efficient processors. We only use the highest quality name brand equipment and parts in our servers.

    Green Features

    Green methods were employed wherever possible in the construction and for the ongoing/future operation of the data centre.

    • All trees removed during development were relocated to other areas, rather than discarded.
    • A local well is used for primary water supply to reduce overall environmental impact and provide redundancy to the critical cooling infrastructure. With this, outside air can be used during cooler months to cool water, which in turn will cool the air inside the data centre and lower energy costs.  
    • Also, a more efficient roof reflects UV rays and heat to minimize costs. With a Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) rating of between 1.3 and 1.4, this state-of-the-art data centre uses the most efficient products and technologies on the market to deliver customers increased power densities, robust security and ensure high reliability.   Utilizes a high performance and emissive cool roof with white membrane delivering high solar reflectance.  Utilizes the most efficient transformers with onsite redundancy.
    • A chilled water cooling system utilizes the industry's most efficient chillers along with heat exchangers, N+1 chillers, N+1 cooling towers and N+1 CRAC units.    The primary source of water for the data centre is from an onsite well with a redundant connection to city water.  This provides the best level of redundancy coupled with a reduction
  • USA Data Centre (Dallas, Texas)

    Our US colocation facility is in the DataBank Data Center located in Dallas, Texas

    With QuickSilk Hosting, you can enjoy the peace of mind that comes from knowing your critical data is protected around the clock. We are housed in a SAS 70 Type II/SSAE16 audited facility featuring enhanced security. DataBank is certified on the Safe Harbor List and abides by the principles set forth in the Safe Harbor framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of data from the European Union.

    The restricted access Network Operations Center (NOC) is staffed 24x7x365 by on-site technicians.  In addition to The team of technical experts, the NOC's automated systems constantly monitor network performance, power, cooling, and security to identify and report even the slightest irregularities, preventing potential problems before they happen.  Using these advanced monitoring tools, management systems, and processes, our experts continually safeguard the data center environment.

    • 24x7x365 on-site staff
    • SAS 70 Type II/SSAE16 certified
    • Multiple layers of security & authentication; including card key, PIN, & biometric required for facility entrance
    • Card access required to gain access to parking and building lobby
    • Biometric hand scanner required for data center entry
    • Multiple 360 degree cameras with 10x zoom
    • High speed recorders with DV cassette tapes for security monitoring
    • Minimum 30 day security tape storage
    • True A+B power configurations (QuickSilk uses Redundant A+B feeds for EVERY DEVICE)
    • All UPS and Generator deployments provide 2N and N+1 redundancy - (4) 800 KVA UPS Systems (4) 1200 KVA UPS Systems(4) 900 KVA UPS Systems(4) 2.0 megawatt generators (2) 2.5 megawatt generators(4) 1.5 megawatt generators
    • Twelve utility feeds from the CBD grid
    • N+2 Transformers per utility vault
    • Feeds to building are concrete encased
    • 3500 Ton cooling tower capacity
    • Data Center HVAC system includes (118) 30 Ton Liebert CRAC Units
    • Entire system is designed with N+1 redundancy
    • Liebert Leak Detect System
    • Remote monitoring of all equipment

    DataBank DC Connectivity

    The network configurations are all designed to deliver reliability, availability, performance, and redundancy.  QuickSilk Hosting owns and operates all of our own equipment and have our own technicians' available 24x7.

    Connectivity

    Our building on-net service providers coupled with our CBD Network give your company access to virtually any service provider in the market. On-net meet-me-room service providers enter The building via physically diverse 'zero' manholes.

    IP Network features:

    • 10 Tbps of switching and routing capacity
    • Core network is designed for "zero" packet loss
    • Embedded sFlow per port supports scalable hardware-based traffic monitoring across all switch ports without impacting performance

    Multi-Homed Internet Platform

    • (2) 10Gbps Direct Fiber - Internap
    • (2) 1Gbps Direct Fiber – Savvis AS3561(2)
    • 10Gbps Direct Fiber – Level 3 AS3356(1)
    • 10Gbps Direct Fiber – Sprint AS1239(1)
    • 10Gbps Direct Fiber – Time Warner AS4323

    Providers include:
    AboveNet, AirBand, Cogent, Time Warner, XO, Looking Glass, Level 3, InnerCity Fibernet, FiberLight, MCI, Qwest, Consolidated Communications, Texas Lone Star Network, TerraStar, Clearwire Communications, Current Communications, and Verizon.

    The CBD fiber optic network provides virtual access to every major ‘Telco Hotel’ in the market.  Built upon 432 strands of fiber and available duct, DataBank can provide the bandwidth and capacity you need to connect your operation.

    On-net buildings include:

    The IP network architecture utilizes redundant N+1 Core and N+1 access Foundry XMR, MLX, and Cisco 6500 routers to provide a Highly Redundant and Highly Available Multi-Homed Internet Aggregation Hub.  This coupled with multiple 10Gigabit IP trunks from multiple Tier 1 Internet service providers make DataBank’s IP Hub one of the most robust in the industry.

    Dallas DataBank DC Connectivity

    Our network configurations are all designed to deliver reliability, availability, performance, and redundancy.  QuickSilk Hosting owns and operates all of our own equipment and have our own technicians' available 24x7.

    QuickSilk owns and operates our own Juniper based network at our DataBank colocation facility.  Redundant 10G Juniper MX Routing connected to multiple Tier1 fiber networks along with extensive peering arrangements.  Our internal network is based on Juniper switching for both our LAN and WAN networks with multiple GBPS ports to each and every device along with aggregate 10G from each cabinet back to core WAN and LAN devices.

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