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We have selected partners in strategic locations to be able to have a good internet coverage everywhere arround the world. This is possible thanks to agreements signs with company in which we trust.

In all location, we have staff available to take care of the hardware maintainance.
GPLHost uses the services of the following companies.

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A small room next to
the data floor
Some power panels
A small part of
the cooling system

Qala / M1

Locations:
Creative Building
(next to Joron East MRT station)
31 International Business Park, #03-01
Singapore (South east asia)

Our rack in June 2013.
Click to enlarge.
Network:
M1 is the 3rd largest mobile phone company in Singapore. The data center used to be owned by Qala, but Qala was then bought by M1. Since then, the connectivity has been improved. The data center itself is operated by IDC Services PTE LTD.

In Singapore, most of the time you can choose between shared and dedicated bandwidth. At GPLHost, we don't believe that the shared bandwidth is good enough, and we only operate using dedicated lines. We are currently committed for 50 Mbits/s up and down, with M1. This might not sound like much, but this is currently more than enough for our current customers needs (bandwidth in Singapore is very expensive, so we decided to not overcommit too much).

M1 is connected to a wide range of network providers: PCCW (used for our link to China), Singtel (exelent local network connectivity), and AsiaNetCom (providing some of the international connectivity). Our tests show that we can fully use 50 Mbits/s to all locations in the world, including to our POPs in Seattle, UK and others (though the connectivity to time warner doesn't seem great, and we've seen some lower throughput to Atlanta).

Our rack:

On the picture on the right, you can see ou rack and all of our Supermicro servers. The bottom 3 servers are SAN servers running Ceph, to serve as RBD storage for an OpenStack cloud (compute nodes are below and do not appear in the pircture).









The top most server is our spare server, in case we have an emergency replacement if one server physically fails. Most of the servers between these are Xen servers running our VPS offering, plus a few dedicated servers. Note that node numbers have been blured on purpose. Only the Supermicro servers are currently in production, older ASUS servers represented on the picture are not currently running.




The left picture shows the wires before racking the top part of the rack, and replacing the switch for a gigabit 48 ports procurve. There is also an APC master switch PDU on the left of the picture.





CCTV Camera FM200 fire supression
Power supply Backup power

Qala / M1 data center specifications

We are also present in the Qala data center.

Upstream provider web site:
http://m1.com.sg

Features of the data center:

  • 20,000 sq ft area
  • Dual Incoming Power supplies
  • Dual-feed secondary switchboard and critical load distribution boards
  • Backup Generator Sets
  • Raised Flooring
  • Built with N+1 redundancy throughout, including multiple HVAC systems and redundant power
  • HVAC temperature control systems
  • Separate Cooling zones
  • Individual Rack Level Circuit Breaker
  • Smoke Detection System
  • FM200 Fire Suppression System
  • Video Camera Surveillance
  • Individual proximity card access
  • Physical security is entrusted with 24 x 7 x 365 live monitoring, CCTV, and card access control system
  • Bulletproof Exterior Walls, Doors and Glass Panels
  • Network powered entirely by High-Tech well-known Cisco Systems

Upstream network providers:

  • PacNet
  • 1-Net
  • Starhub
  • STIX
  • Reach Internet Services
  • MCI
  • ANC