World Class Infrastructure
Realauction conforms to industry leading standards of operation ensuring guaranteed uptime and thoroughly stress-tested network availability.
Realauction.com’s servers are physically located at the NAP of The Americas in Miami, Florida, Terremark’s worldwide flagship TerreNAP SM data center.
There are five Tier-1 NAP’s in the United States. Only one has been designed and built from the ground up as a carrier-neutral facility offering colocation, managed services and the latest in peering network technology; only one is prepared to serve as the Internet gateway for Latin America; and only one is a premier TerreNAPSM Data Center. This is why global carriers, ISPs, other Internet-related businesses, educational institutions, and enterprises have chosen to become customers at the NAP of the Americas.
The NAP of the AmericasSM is owned and operated by Terremark Worldwide and backed by a consortium of over 100 major carriers, ISPs and other telecom companies. It is located in an area of numerous telecommunications carrier facilities, fiber loops, international cable landings and multiple power grids.
The NAP of the AmericasSM is the next-generation carrier-class facility, utilizing the most advanced networking standards in the world. The network architecture of the NAP of the AmericasSM boasts as its core, an efficient high-speed parallel cross point switch fabric. This fabric has a capacity of up to 178,000,000 packets per second of throughput. In addition, edge switches provide gigabit speed connectivity to the meshed 128 Gbps core chassis peering fabric.
Physical Security / Environmentals
The NAP of the America’s facility employs all the rigorous physical security standards employed by Tier-1 hosting facilities. Within the NAP of the AmericasSM Data Center, the 24×7 manned Network Operations Center monitors cameras and environmental sensors (e.g., for humidity, temperature, water, and fuel), as well as operational status of managed customer equipment. In addition to roaming security personnel, armed security is provided at designated stations throughout the facility at critical access points.
For environmental security, there are five chilled-water heat exchange systems with redundancy. The systems hold 7000 tons of chilled water to cool the building. A pre-action fire suppression system that holds water outside of the equipment area until an actual fire is verified, ensuring that water will not accidentally drain into the equipment area. Fire conditions are monitored by a combination of heat and smoke sensors. Heat sensors are located above and below the ceiling tile surface as well as above and below the raised floor surface to detect fire conditions in all equipment room spaces.
- The data center building has been designed to withstand natural disasters as follows:
- The second floor is 32 feet above sea level. The grade level of the building is 14 feet above sea level.
- The state-of-the-art lightning prevention system works in a radius of 300 feet to detract strikes by discharging a static electricity flare
- Roof slope designed to aid in drainage of floodwater in excess of 100-year storm intensity assisted by 18 rooftop drains
- The building is designed to withstand a Category 5 hurricane with 19 million pounds of roof ballast
- The building is outside the 500 year flood plain
- The building is outside the hurricane evacuation zone
Hosting Network Architecture / Redundancy
The architecture of the NAP is a layered infrastructure based on non-blocking wire speed layer 2 switched Ethernet. The hierarchical switch fabric helps ensure predictable, highly available operation with trouble-free scalability with virtually unlimited headroom. This fabric has a capacity of up to 178,000,000 packets per second of throughput. In addition, edge switches provide gigabit speed connectivity to the meshed 128 Gbps core chassis peering fabric.
A distribution layer connects customers to the edge of the NAP. The infrastructure supports customer access speeds from fast Ethernet (100 Mbps) to Gigabit Ethernet (1000 Mbps). A core layer connects to the distribution layer at multiple points to provide redundancy and a multi-gigabit backbone. The Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN) capability of switched Ethernet allows the rapid configuration of private multiparty peering arrangements across the NAP without dedicated circuits.