GIGA reinvented the data center, pioneering a new generation of facilities built just for companies like yours: Growing businesses that demand the ability to scale rapidly without sacrificing security, flexibility or reliability.
What’s So Different?
Take a tour through our facilities and you discover the football-field-sized raised floors are missing, a relic the 90s that we made obsolete. In their place you’ll find modular enclosures that optimize the power and cooling to support up to 50kW per rack cabinet, yet maintain an industry-leading efficiency PUE of 1.15 by delivering the cooling to the server inlets as needed.
These flexible, efficient, and powerful modular enclosures house your IT equipment, managed configuration, or private hosted cloud, with the same security, performance and uptime resiliency that top Hyperscale Enterprise firms enjoy.
GIGA Data Center Features
Our data centers are situated between either two independent substations or power generation plants to provide dual-feed redundancy. In addition, we have N+1 (“system plus a spare”) redundant generators and UPS backup power supplies providing concurrently maintainable A and B buss feeds, consistently compliant to Tier 3 standards. Upgrading to 2N configurations is available as needed.
Each enclosure can support rack cabinets that provide a power density from 2kW to 50kW and is supported by dedicated N+1 UPS units with battery cabinets. Those UPS units are backed up by reserve generator power, allowing fail over to generator within seconds. Our data center has enough fuel on reserve to operate for an initial 72 hours, supported with priority refueling contracts.
N+1 redundant cooling capacity using the most efficient in dynamic evaporative cooling keeps temperatures in our enclosures at the exact inlet temperatures and humidity levels necessary to maintain high performance for all IT equipment.
Our modular design contains and isolates the hot aisle extraction from the forced cold air entering the server inlets in the contained cold aisle. This improved thermal management and load management helps deliver our standard Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) efficiency ratings to average at or below a not-to-exceed 1.15.
Each data center enclosure uses a mixed-gas based fire suppression system. This allows for the suppression of fires in the facility without the damaging effects of water-based sprinklers.
Dry chemical extinguishers are also located throughout all data centers for human intervention or pre-action on the gas suppression systems.
Staffed on-site 7x24x365, our data center facility is located behind three-factor authentication access systems. Our modular enclosures utilize a “data center in a box” format, providing greater security protection for your equipment.
Three-factor Authentication with key-card swipes and biometric controls are required to access the building, data center floor, and enclosures. Even your individual rack can be isolated securely within the enclosure for the ultimate in security and without the cost of cages. Finally, security cameras record multiple points within the facility to provide a historical audit trail of entry.
Carrier Neutral Fiber
Our primary network services include standard Internet access or Private network services using either our Virtual Private Line (VPL) or Ethernet Private Line (EPL) service.
Bandwidth is provided through our private, redundant fiber architecture that delivers transit bandwidth up to 100Gbps. Network cross-connects are available from multiple diverse carriers through our access to various Internet Exchanges, with options that can be tailored to your specific needs and are backed by our 7x24x365 technical support.
The GIGA network includes these features:
- Redundant paths for Internet connectivity and to provide easy cross-connectivity to other network carriers beyond those in-house
- Dynamic, performance-optimized routing via automated, ongoing hop-count and latency monitoring to provide the best possible end-user experience
- Burstable services to accommodate unforeseen or seasonal demand
- Redundant, carrier-class infrastructure with no single points of failure
- Choice of bandwidth connectivity from 1 Mbps up to 100 Gbps access port options. High bandwidth requirements can be easily accommodated, including quick eVPN configuration.
- Custom firewall and IDS/IPS solutions can be deployed for additional security.