Datacenter

World-Class Server-Power Brought to Our Down-Home People-Power

We don’t mess around. For nearly 20 years, we’ve maintained power-redundant, climate-controlled, top-of-the-line private servers (now with even faster solid-state drives) with the same ultra-secure, world-class datacenter at one of the United States’ and the world’s largest and best major IP backbones in the heart of downtown Boston, where we have personally, physically been.

The Grand Lake Host Datacenter is an operator that combines a carrier-class TIER1 international IP network, independently tested as offering best-in-class reliability and performance, and a content distribution network, bypassing Internet congestion to deliver sought-after content at high speeds.  It features a single autonomous system (AS) number, minimizing ‘hops’ between parts of the Internet, delivering faster, more reliable performance with a more direct route between user data and its destination in Grand Lake or worldwide.

With data relay in usually about 0.90 seconds and 825 miles between our Datacenter and our Headquarters in Celina, our data soars to and throughout our Grand Lake community at a speed of about 3,000,000 miles per hour.  That’s easily a level of Warp on a starship.

The Speed of Light

In our two decades of operation, we at Grand Lake Host have certainly put our servers through the test and proven them out in spades, with hundreds of websites, automated daily backups, automated security, and a 99.9% uptime guarantee. Our platform is built on the best infrastructure, and, having been a partner this long, we have an evolved arrangement no one else can beat.  We are proud to bring all of this to you in our community over fiber-optics at near the speed of light, as if it were built right in the middle of our town squares. We’ve got the hook up to put this massive power to work for your own ambitions today!

IP Network

The Grand Lake Host Datacenter’s IP network provides low-latency, secure, reliable and high availability connectivity between geographically spread out locations. Cross connects to their Global Tier 1 backbone and a broad range of carriers, including global and regional providers, ensure information reaches its destination, wherever that may be.

Production Servers

Grand Lake Host Servers are specially designed for our hosting environment. Built with the most reliable server components, they are equipped with 18 Core Xeon Gold processors, up to 256 GB RAM, RAID 6 disk arrays, and SSDs for the most I/O-intensive operations. The hot-swap HDDs, power supply units, and cooling fans allow repairs or replacement of these components while the machine stays online. This design brings the hardware reliability to the highest level.

Spare Servers

The Grand Lake Host Datacenter keeps a spare/standby server in each server rack. If a production server fails, it will be immediately replaced by a spare server, and the latest backup will be restored. This way Grand Lake Host can offer you a 99.9% uptime guarantee.

Facilities

  • Raised floors
  • Climate control systems with separate cooling zones
  • Seismically braced racks

Protection & Security

Grand Lake Host Datacenters are further protected by some of the most powerful physical security systems available, including:

  • Advanced smoke detection and fire suppression systems
  • 24/7 secured access with motion sensors, video surveillance and security breach alarms

Reliability & Performance

The highest levels of reliability and performance are delivered with:

  • A redundant network of multiple fiber trunks from multiple sources
  • Redundant power on the premises
  • Multiple backup generators

Xenon Gold Close-Up

Xeon Gold Cores

With support for higher memory speeds, enhanced memory capacity, and four-socket scalability, Intel® Xeon® Gold processors deliver significant improvement in performance, advanced reliability, and hardware-enhanced security.  It is optimized for our demanding mainstream Grand Lake Host Datacenter, as well as multi-cloud compute and network & storage workloads.

Intel® Xeon® Gold processors offer up to 22 cores/44 threads and feature Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 that ramps up-to 4.4GHz, alongside memory subsystem enhancements with support for Intel® Optane™ DC persistent memory (on select processors), DDR4-2933 MT/s and 16Gb DIMMs per socket for increased performance.

Intel® Xeon® Gold 6240 Processor

(24.75M Cache, 2.60 GHz)

  • 24.75 MB Cache
  • 18 Cores
  • 36 Threads
  • 3.90 GHz Max Turbo Frequency

The Grand Lake Host Datacenter

Facility Type

  • Cloud Node
  • DRBC Site

Facility Details

  • 56,585 sq ft Total Space
  • 3.4 Mw Total Power
  • Select Headquarters Airport: Dayton International
  • Nearest Datacenter Airport: Boston-Logan International (1.9mi or 6min)

Facility Security

  • Stringent, multi-layered security control procedures

Facility Environment

  • Temperature and Humidity Controlled
  • Monitored Building Management System
  • Smoke Detection
  • Fire Suppression

Certifications

HIPAA

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is governed by the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of Civil Rights that sets the national security standards for safeguarding Protected Health Information (PHI) and electronic PHI (e-PHI). The Grand Lake Host Datacenter is HIPAA compliant and independently audited on an annual basis to ensure maximum security and minimum risk.

PCI-DSS

The Payment Card Industry Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a set of security standards that applies to all providers that store, process or transmit cardholder data (CHD). The Grand Lake Host Datacenter obtains an independent Attestation of Compliance for all controls that apply to the colocation services across all facilities on an annual basis.

ISO 27001

The Grand Lake Host Datacenter is ISO 27001 certified to support optimal delivery of services while minimizing risk to data. ISO 27001 is a globally recognized security standard that ensures the establishment of an Information Security Management System (ISMS) within an organization to oversee the effective implementation of a comprehensive set of security controls and best practices.

SSAE-16 SOC 1 & 2

The Grand Lake Host Datacenter demonstrates compliance with the AICPA’s Trust Services Principles of Security and Availability by way of an independent SSAE-16 SOC 1 Type I and SOC 2 Type II audits across all facilities on an annual basis.