|| Our server is a
state of the art 2U Intel Dual XEON 2.4GHz, 2x512KB cache, 2.0GB
ECC RAM, 2x80GB drives
and Hardened secure Kernel. This extremely powerful server is
located in the NAC datacenter, using only Premium NAC bandwidth.
No DCJN bandwidth used. Reliability and extreme uptime is
our focus and total obsession. The combination of 2U Intel Dual XEON
2.4GHz, 2GB ECC RAM servers and Premium NAC bandwidth,
makes for an extremely reliable hosting platform.
The NAC datacenter realized early on that the best networks are
made with top-grade equipment and skilled network engineers.
This seems like a simple observation, but it is surprising
how many companies either overlook it or decide that it's safe
to economize. Economy is always nice until your network goes
down, at which point you are likely to lose many times the
money you saved.
They use quality network hardware and their technicians
work around the clock, using such technologies as ATM and BGP
dynamic routing to ensure that all systems run efficiently and
NAC has made significant investments in equipment from
major vendors such as Cisco and Lucent, We feel that using industry
leading equipment that has a proven track record is the best
choice, and is well worth the extra expense.
Backbone Connectivity -
Their connections to multiple backbone providers,
and peering with many carriers on a regional and international basis,
allows us to easily reach remote networks even in the case where
a NAP may be unhealthy, or when a specific backbone connection is
down. It also allows us to make intelligent routing decisions; for
example, if we are trying to reach a remote network which is
on the Sprint network, there's no reason to send it out to UUNET
Node Reliability -
By placing their core nodes at places like Equinix and Telehouse,
we are guaranteed a level of competent service. All of their
core nodes employ SONET networks, which essentially provides
a dual-redundant, counter-rotating ring technology, and in
the event of a fiber cut, the SONET will automatically heal
itself. We also divide our circuits among several telecommunications
providers, such as Verizon, MFS/Worldcom, and Adelphia.
They invest a significant amount of
time and money in their staff to make sure that they are knowledgeable
and are capable of helping and handling our customers. A network
is only as good as the people who manage it!
The NAC staff is working around the
clock to ensure that the network is operating at optimum state.
They continually review collected statistics to watch for traffic
trends so that we can react with the proper routing adjustments
and bandwidth addition.