Our Kansas City datacenter is fed by three power components critical to datacenter infrastructure.
Primary power is received from Kansas City Power & Light (KCP&L) utility power. Designated a critical infrastructure building, KCP&L provides three power feeds to the facility. These feeds are connected in parallel and each draws from a different independent power grid.
Secondary and temporary power is supplied by UPS battery systems. We have sufficient UPS battery strength to assure continuity of power to the entire dedicated server facility. In addition, a separate UPS system maintains all critical networking infrastructure.
The third power comes from a 400 kilowatt diesel generator. Fuel access points on the ground level of the building allow us to refuel the generator tanks at any time. The generator can be run indefinitely to supply power to the facility.
In the event of loss of utility power, the automatic transfer switch moves the power source from utility to diesel generator. The UPS systems supply temporary power during the time required for the generator to fire up.
Wholesale internet is focused on providing highly reliable, ultra low latency network connectivity, suitable for any application. Our datacenter is fed by redundant fiber feeds from Hurricane Electric, Cogent Communications, and the Kansas City Internet Exchange (KCIX).
We utilize Brocade routers and switches in a parallel redundant design, eliminating any one point of failure. All network connectivity originates in the restricted-access networking room and travels along a vast network of copper and fiber optic cable supported by ceiling mounted ladder racking.
Customers can purchase bandwidth from our BGP blended redundant pool on a per megabit basis, but are also welcome to purchase bandwidth directly from Cogent, or Hurricane Electric directly.
Along with reliable power, and a solid network, security is a primary focus at Wholesale Internet.
Access within the facility is controlled by biometric scanners, and monitored 24/7/365 by security cameras. Every doorway, both at the entrance of the facility and within, are secured using biometric hand scanners and monitored with video surveillance, ensuring zero unauthorized access to any part of the facility. This provides the ultimate level in protection to keep your mission critical internet services safe.
In addition to physical access control, security cameras monitor every row of the dedicated server room, the power room and the hallways. There are also surveillance cameras in the elevator lobby. All video is recorded and kept for an undisclosed duration. Video evidence of any theft, arson, destruction of property or other illegal activity is given to the proper authorities.