Network and Data Center

Cirrus Tech employs 3 Data Centers in the Toronto area for its web hosting and hosted exchange operations. Our primary Data Center is located at 151 Front St. in downtown Toronto, a secondary Data Center is located in central Toronto, and the third Data Center location is in North Toronto.

Cirrus chooses its Data Centers based on two important criteria: business continuity and disaster recovery considerations at every level.

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Core Network

▸ Fully redundant design or core routers and switches
▸ Multiple Tier 1 BGP partners

Fire Protection

▸ Cross zoned VESDA
▸ Dual Interlocked pre-action dry-pipe fire suppression
▸ Remotely monitored humidification

Environment Control

▸ APC in-row cooling solutions
▸ N+1 high performance chillers and N+1 cooling towers
▸ Centralized ultrasonic

Physical Security

▸ Access key cards or biometric scanning
▸ 24/7/365 on-site security guards
▸ SSAE 16 Certified (n/a in all locations)
▸ Dual interlocking door and tailgate-proof mantrap

Power

▸ Power efficient APC UPS’s (N+1)
▸ 150 w/sqft
▸ Customizable power configurations up to 2N UPS & Generator
▸ VRLA Battery type with minimum N+1 redundancy

Internet & Connectivity Footprint

Cirrus Tech’s network has been engineered from the ground up to accommodate the high-availability demands of the Internet’s most popular websites. Operating via private peering connections and public Network Access Points, our expansive, redundant network was designed to offer a forward-thinking alternative to the existing network options. We utilize multiple major upstream providers to ensure continuous Internet connectivity, greater route diversity, and ultimately, enhanced Internet performance. This strategic combination allows customer traffic to be routed over the best available connections.

Cirrus at moment is peering with Cogent, Hurricane Electric.

Cogent’s end-to-end optical network consists of multiple metropolitan IP-over-WDM fiber rings located in Cogent’s major markets throughout the United States and Europe. Cogent currently has a presence in over 85 markets throughout North America and Europe. Cogent’s network provides each building or data center with up to 5 Gbit/s of dedicated bandwidth. Layer 3 edge routers in each building are connected to Cisco Layer 3 Terabit core routers over two diverse optical paths. These core routers are tied together via an international backbone network consisting of multiple 10 Gbit/s DWDM optical links. With a currently implemented capacity of 80 Gbit/s in the United States and 40 Gbit/s in Europe, Cogent’s international IP network is the largest in the world and is scalable to a total capacity of over one Terabit. (Source Cogentco.com)

Bandwidth Utilization

Cirrus Tech’s Network currently has plenty of excess capacity, even during peak hours. This allows us to accommodate even the largest spikes in traffic that are often associated with the most popular websites. We are always adding network connectivity and new routes in an effort to make sure content is delivered to your users as efficiently as possible. The low bandwidth utilization also allows for maximum uptime, even if one of our providers has an outage. This is just another reason to outsource your dedicated server to Cirrus Tech.