RapidSite's Network Operations Center
is built with the following infrastructure:
Fast Internet Connections
RapidSite servers are connected to
the Internet by multiple fiber optic T3 lines to three redundant and diverse Internet backbones (UUnet, MCI, and Sprint). Additional redundancy
and diversity is gained from dual building entry points and multi-homed central office provisioning. We use high performance Cisco 7505
Routers and Cisco Catalyst 5000 switches to route data through our network. Our systems continuously monitor backbone performance and automatically send IP traffic down the shortest path using the Cisco BGP4 protocol.
High Performance Servers
Rapidsite uses dozens of high performance,
multi-processor Silicon Graphics Origin200TM Servers running the IRIX operating system and Apache
Web Server software for the ultimate in speed and reliability.
RapidSite Servers serve over 20,000,000
hits a day!
Reliable Back-up Systems
We take extra steps to ensure the
reliability of our service. Our systems are protected with UPS battery
back-up and a diesel backup power generator to keep us up and running in
the event of a power failure. A 40 TB (terabyte) robotic archival system
by Storage Technologies provides daily back-ups of customer data.