Our servers are strategically located in Vancouver, Toronto and Boston, on both the West and East Coasts of Canada & the United States to ensure proper redundancy as well as good local and international website performance.
West Coast: Vancouver Data Center
The Vancouver data center is located at the Harbour Centre in downtown Vancouver. The Harbour Centre specializes in providing space to the telecommunications industry and is located at the terminus of the largest Internet pipeline between British Columbia and the United States. Like Toronto, the Vancouver data center is N+1 redundant.
East Coast: Toronto
Toronto data center is located at 151 Front Street, one of North America’s most connected buildings with 9 unique fiber-optic networks and more than 7,000 strands of fiber entering the building. Specifically designed to support telecoms, 151 Front Street has advanced power, cooling and security systems to ensure 24/7 operations. These systems include: 24/7 uniformed security guards and a man-trap at the entrance to building, a standby 325-ton centrifugal chiller and two 4000/5000 KVA transformers fed by dual underground 13.8 Kv feeder lines from fault-tolerant substations
World-Class Routing Technology
Canada Web Hosting uses Juniper routers to provide world-class networking infrastructure for the most demanding business applications. Juniper’s unique application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) technology powers the world’s most demanding networks.
Multi-homed Network Powered by Cisco
Canada Web Hosting deploys Cisco routers switching at the distribution layer to improve network resilience, service levels and increase agility. We provide the highest standards of connectivity and packet delivery in North America. Our data centers provide redundant GiGE fiber connections to multiple tier 1 backbone providers, including: BigPipe, T-Systems, Telus, Internap and MCI.
Data Center Security
Data centers are staffed 24/7, both entrances and exits are electronically secured and continuously monitored via closed-circuit cameras. Data centers are only accessible to qualified network and data center technicians.
Fire Suppression Systems
Fully redundant cooling systems insure that the centers are always operating at a temperature of optimum server performance. The units are designed as a true N+1 configuration.
Data centers have raised floors and redundant HVAC (Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning) to ensure that servers remain at the optimum operating temperature. An advanced multi-zoned, pre-action, dry-pipe FM-200[R] fire suppression system protects the data center in the unlikely event of a fire.
Our power systems are proven to run uninterrupted even during long blackouts and brownouts. All networking equipment and servers are connected to Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) systems. On-site diesel generators are tested regularly and can run indefinitely if utility power feeds fail.