We manage the data centers so you can focus on your business.

Dakota Cloud Networks strategically partners with multiple data center providers across the country to provide our clients with the fastest, most secure, and most reliable hosting services possible. Whether it be right here in our back yard in Fargo, ND or in major hubs such as Dallas, TX, we have the infrastructure in place to ensure your applications are always available.

Dallas, TX

TierPoint horizontalSince 2000, businesses in North Texas, across the US, and around the globe have relied on TierPoint in Dallas to connect and protect their most critical IT assets. With 68,000 square feet of environmentally controlled, secure data center space, the facility offers true 2N power and multi-homed connectivity from leading carriers.

Facility

  • 68,000 sq ft facility
  • SSAE 16 SOC 1, Type II
  • 30 inch raised floors
  • 300 lbs/sq ft floor load
  • Single tenant, single-story building
  • Redundant HVAC with Liebert air handlers
  • Each CRAC unit supported by independent roof mounted condenser

Security

  • 24x7x365 onsite personnel
  • Biometric access
  • Physical ID check
  • More than 100 internal & external video cameras (90 day video storage)

Power

  • Fully redundant power designed for high density applications
  • 11.1 MW of utility power
  • Power-to-space ratio of 250 watts/sq ft
  • 2N power through 4 autonomous power plants
  • Six (6) backup diesel generators on standby
  • Onsite fuel capacity of over 50,000 gallons
  • Generators tested bi-weekly & routinely run at full load

Network

  • High performance IP managed premium network and budget-friendly IP Plus network
  • True BGP with intelligent routing
  • Multi-homed, carrier-neutral
  • DWDM connection to the INFOMART
  • 13 on-net providers with dual fiber entrances

Connectivity

On-Premise Carriers

  • Alpheus Communications
  • AT&T
  • Century Link (Qwest)
  • Cogent
  • FiberLight
  • InnerCity FiberNet
  • IP Transit
  • Level (3)
  • Reliance Globalcom
  • Suddenlink
  • TWC Business Class
  • TW Telecom
  • XO Communications
  • Zayo (Abovenet)
Baltimore, MD

TierPoint horizontalTierPoint’s facility in Maryland is one of the largest carrier-neutral data center in the region and is the only data infrastructure business of its kind in Baltimore. Supported by a state-of-the-art, 30,000 square foot facility, TierPoint is dedicated to providing superior data center services through premier engineering design, in house technical expertise and a proven ability to deliver a safe and secure data environment for all IT needs.

Facility

  • 16,500 sq ft conditioned/ raised floor space
  • Cabinets, cages, and suites that can be customized to meet precise requirements
  • Available build-outs of clients employee work space

Security

  • Manned 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year
  • Access restricted to authorized client personnel and Tier- Point employees
  • Axis IP-based interior and exterior surveillance cameras
  • Entrance and exit controlled by HID contact-less access cards
  • Cabinet access controlled by combination dial system
  • Biometric Hand-scan
  • Mantraps

Power

  • N+1 redundant electrical design and distribution
  • Automatic switching from primary to backup power supply
  • Single and three-phase power
  • Completely isolated ground system
  • Diesel generators 48-hr onsite fuel supplemented with refueling contracts
  • Multiple Power feed stations

Network

With on-network access to numerous network providers, TierPoint-Maryland has built a highly redundant network travelling at the speed of light.

  • Carrier-class, carrier-neutral facility
  • TierPoint-provided, redundant IP bandwidth available with 10Gb connectivity
  • TierPoint-provided cross-connections of standard media types to connect customers to the carrier of their choice
  • Diverse and high capacity fiber infrastructure from over fourteen (14) carriers
  • Dark fiber connectivity available

Connectivity

On-Premise Providers

  • 24/7
  • Comcast
  • Cogent
  • Fiberlight
  • Harborlite
  • Harbor Metro
  • ICBN (Inter County Broadband Network)
  • Level (3)
  • Reliance Globalcom
  • TW Telecom
  • Verizon
  • XO Communications
  • Zayo
Fargo, ND

enventis_logoEnventis, a Consolidated Communications Company, is a leading communications solution provider in the upper Midwest. Founded more than a century ago, Enventis has a rich history of connecting businesses and consumers with advanced, integrated communication solutions. With 1,700 square feet of data center space in Fargo, ND, Enventis provides Dakota Cloud Networks with a data center location close to home.

Facility Statistics

  • Accessible 24x7x365
  • Secure lockable cabinets
  • 1700 sq feet, cement slab floor
  • Building elevation protected with Aqua Dam flood protection
  • Concrete-filled cores and vertical steel reinforcing bars reinforce the 8” concrete block walls
  • 8” concrete planks covered with a membrane and 3” concrete topping comprise the roof/ceiling

Connectivity

  • Dual fiber entrance for path redundancy
  • Carrier grade Ethernet
  • Redundant SONET facilities

Rack Space

  • Full 45U Secured Cabinet
  • 1/2 Rack 22U – lockable unit

Rack Dimensions

  • Dimensions: 84″h x 30″w x 42″d
  • Rack Spaces: 44 RMU, 19″ EIA 310-E compliant

Other Rack Information

  • (2) 115 volt 20 amp UPS circuits included
  • (2) 16 position, 20 amp power strip with circuit breaker, 5-20R receptacle
  • Alternate power options available upon request

Security

  • Card access entry
  • Internal and external building CCTV surveillance
  • Alarm/Key monitoring
  • Door position switches and request-to-exit motion sensors on all doors

Electrical Power

  • 3 208v 80kVA Eaton UPS load balanced (Nx1)
  • Commercial grade 650kW onsite generator

Environmental Control System

  • Three (Nx1)30-ton A/C and Data Aire HVAC units that rotate weekly for continuous airflow
  • HVAC and fire suppression systems backed up by onsite generator
  • Temperature and humidity monitored by Electro Watchman alarms
  • Temperature monitored for low/high degree range
  • Humidity monitored for low/high percentage range
  • Fire Suppression
  • ANSUL® SAPPHIRE ® fixed nozzle fire suppression using 3M™ Novec™ 1230 fire protection fluid
  • Vesda system with continuous air sampling for early smoke detection
  • Water detectors
Alexandria, MN

vaultas_logoVaultas develops, owns, and operates IT co-location/data centers and BC/DR Hot Sites that provide customers with secure, strategically located, private, and semiprivate data center solutions. Vaultas’ Alexandria, MN facility is 135 miles from Minneapolis, MN; 100 miles from Fargo, ND and 70 miles from St. Cloud, MN.

Facility

  • 5,000 usable square feet of data center space
  • Private custom data center suites available (1,000 sq ft +)
  • BC-DR hot seats and temporary workstations
  • 100% carrier and vendor neutral
  • Access to multiple technology vendor resources and support
  • Access to multiple fiber networks for redundancy, reliability and maximized coverage footprint
  • Large, scalable bandwidth to meet today’s high bandwidth applications of storage and video
  • Remote location – 130 miles from Minneapolis, MN; 100 miles from Fargo, ND and 70miles from St. Cloud, MN – meeting or exceeding regulatory requirements
  • Operates 24x7x365 with 24 hour video surveillance and monitoring
  • Colocation facility engineered with highly redundant systems that maximize availability and
    prevent outages
  • Flexibility in design, footprint, resources and implementation

Compliance

  • Operating under SAS 70 operating procedures
  • Internal Control Environment enables PCI, HIPAA, SOX, and GLBA requirements

Connectivity

  • 100% carrier and network neutral
  • Access to over 50 local, regional, national and international carriers
  • Carrier IPV6 compatible networks
  • BGP peering and network failover capabilities available
  • Managed bandwidth and BGP routing
  • Cross-connects to other service providers, business partners and carriers
  • Redundant bandwidth ports available
  • Blended bandwidth available
  • 100Mbps, 1000Mbps, 1 Gig, 10 Gig and fiber cross-connects
  • Carrier-grade networking equipment to provide fault-tolerant network connectivity

Security

  • Facility made of brick and block construction
  • 24x7x365 video surveillance of data center and all perimeters
  • Card access and PIN authentication
  • Secure mantrap for security compliance
  • 24x7x365 onsite support available

Conditioned Power

  • 2000 amps of new commercial power
  • Supported by dual sub-station feeder loop
  • Dual UPS systems available providing conditioned power
  • Generator backup w/48 hours of onsite fuel
  • Redundant (A/B) power available
  • 120vand 208v single phase power
  • 208v and 480v three-phase power available

Cooling

  • Industrial cooling infrastructure
  • Efficient, scalable cooling system
  • Dual cooling loops available
  • Redundant Liebert CRAC units
  • High density, InRow cooling available
  • 100 to 1000 watts per sq ft available

Support

  • 24x7x365 onsite technical support available
  • 24x7x365 remote hands and eyes support available
  • Network and site monitoring, tracking, and reporting on alerts, incidents and key events
  • Access to multiple vendor partners and resources
  • 24x7x365 security and surveillance

Amenities

  • Staging area – Vaultas provides space in the facility for customer staging of equipment prior to
    installation
  • Onsite storage – onsite storage for collocation customers
  • Office space available – temporary and long term
  • Meeting room – onsite conference room is available for customer use
  • Hot seats and temporary work stations
  • Telephone and telephony services
  • Large bandwidth WiFi access
  • POE Ethernet services
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