HostDime.com, a global provider of dedicated servers, VPS hosting (Virtual Private Servers), and colocation, has broken ground on a new data center facility in Orlando, Florida. The new facility was announced a year ago.
The new category 5 hurricane-rated facility will feature space for over 35,000 servers, a dozen or more Tier 1 bandwidth providers connecting in 3 full-sized meet me rooms, full Tier 4 level redundancy, and in-line hardware-based Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Attack Protection. The meet me rooms will be home to major telecom and fiber providers such as Level 3/TW Telecom, Summit Broadband, Cogent Communications, Zayo, Tower Cloud, FPL FiberNet, Sprint, T-Mobile, Brighthouse Networks/Spectrum, CenturyLink, and Verizon.
The 88,000 square foot structure will be fully owned, operated, and occupied by HostDime. The new data center campus is projected to be completed in 2018.
Bathrooms, Showers, Full-Sized Beds
The seven-story facility includes space for all of HostDime’s 130 U.S.-based employees and three floors of data center space. In addition, the space will focus on HostDime’s client base. Clients can take advantage of on-site executive suites for overnight visits, including full bathrooms, showers, and full-sized beds, which HostDime believes to be an industry first.
The facility is being engineered to meet and exceed requirements for some of the most widely known certifications such as HIPPA, PCI, SOC 2, and FISMA. The network is being designed to support over 300 gigabits of network connectivity. There will also be various dark fiber connectivity options between this new data center and all the major facilities in Miami. This would make it a great business continuity and disaster recovery site for South Florida businesses.
Power and Security
A unique, three-tier electrical power design would allow the facility to sustain two consecutive system failures and still be operational, making the standard N+1 redundancy a thing of the past.
At full capacity, the data center is designed to support 8MW of fully redundant power. Rooftops will feature solar panels in keeping with HostDime’s green initiatives; up to 25% of the facility will be powered by the sun.
In addition, HostDime will utilize the latest in security and protection for the data center itself, including facial recognition access control, over one hundred 360 degree security cameras throughout the building and site, man-trap doors, and car-trap access to enter and leave the facility. The full perimeter of the site will be gated with 24/7 security personnel who will monitor the facility. HostDime will be using camera-equipped drones for automated exterior monitoring of the facility campus perimeter.
Founded and incorporated in Orlando in 2003, with over 250 global employees in seven countries, HostDime.com owns and operates data centers in Orlando, Florida as well as Mexico and Brazil, with network facilities in Colombia, Hong Kong, India, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands.