Data Center Facility
RisingNet Data Center - The Westin Building Facility.
2001 Sixth Avenue
Seattle WA, 98121
RisingNet data center facility is located in the heart of connectivity in the Northwest, the Westin Building, Downtown Seattle Washington. The building is also known as the Securities Building Technology Center and facilities. The Westin Building is one of the largest carrier hotels on the West coast of the United States and the premier telecommunications hub, POP and carrier hotel for the Pacific Northwest. The building has the world-class environment for mission-critical infrastructure and the structural engineering to withstand, earthquakes, and other natural disasters.
The Westin Building is a state-of-the-art carrier neutral environment, giving us the access to more than 150 providers of high-bandwidth Internet access as well as telecom services and fiber providers in a single location. Access virtually unlimited bandwidth capabilities from DSL to multiple OC-192 and in between. The building also give us access in the region through the extensive copper and fiber optic Meet-Me rooms as well as interconnection to other networks or peer via the Seattle Internet Exchange (SIX) and the Pacific Northwest Gigapop (PNWGP). The Westin building is the home of the Northwest Network Access Point (NAP).
The Westin Building's Copper and Fiber Meet-Me Rooms (MMRs) are access controlled, managed facilities where buyers and sellers of Broadband networks offer interconnectivity to their backbones and diverse services. The MMRs are state of the art areas centrally located within the building, facilitating easy access to our new and existing high-rise and low-rise cable risers. The MMRs allow us to cross connects with multiple Internet Service Providers or network carriers. It is also allow us to exchange bandwidth with multiple ISP. The interconnection of carriers to other networks in a central location is a highly efficient and expanding a network's reach.
Our data center has the multiple layer of power backup protection. The Multiple layers of reliability consisting of 2N redundant industrial capacity power distribution systems, Three Grid power system from the Seattle City Light, N+1 redundancy, diesel backup generators and UPS (uninterruptible power supplies). In some cases if the data center has the power spikes, power drops or power failure, UPS units will kick in instantly and then switch to emergency backup power. Therefore, there is no interruption in the flow of electricity to computers. The redundant power in our facilities enable your equipment to run continuously, even in the event of a major outage.
Our datacenter is equipped with a superior monitored climate control cooling system that ensures climate temperatures do not affect computing power. We use the Air Conditioning (HVAC) units maintain a climate of 67 degrees (+/- 5). The Humidity 30-60% is also maintained at optimal level to keep static electricity level to its minimum.
Fire, Life and Safety.
The Westin Building Telecommunications Facilities offer pre-action dry pipe sprinkler system with computer and telecommunications rated smoke and heat detection systems. FM 200 fire suppression systems are installed in some caged areas.
On-site physical security offers 24x7 staffed checkpoints, Alarm/Key Monitoring, keycard access is required to all secured areas of the building, Biometric scan and card key required for access to data center, and all activity in/out of the building is recorded. Continuous video recording of all entrances, corridors, and data facilities is provided by closed-circuit cameras. All visitors to our data center must be escorted by an RisingNet staff.