Data Center Overview
Symmetry's two main data centers are the foundation for cloud-based architectures. We believe in maintaining operational simplicity in infrastructure deployments, administration and hosting.
Symmetry provides enterprise-class hosting facilities located in Chicago, Milwaukee, Madison, Boca Raton, Indianapolis and Minneapolis. Symmetry can provide hot site and/or "carrier hotel" style services for clients to occupy in a disaster recovery scenario. Symmetry's hosting is designed and built with reliability, redundancy and resiliency in mind. We start with fully-redundant high-density power and cooling capacities, add fully integrated UPS systems, link site-wide security and fire protection systems, and enable comprehensive visibility to provide secure, dependable infrastructure for our customers' network services.
Symmetry knows that network security is as critical as physical security. That's why we utilize multiple layers of security, including:
- Video Surveillance
- 24x7 Presence
- Secure Lobby
- Locked Cabinets (Key/Combination)
- Non-Descript Buildings
- Trapped Entrance
- Magnetic Locks
- Bio-metric Scanning
- Mandatory Identity Logging
Symmetry offers the ability to route through 7 COs at our primary facilities, which span 30,000+ route miles across 26 states providing multiple SONET systems and very high levels of Fiber and Network Transport Reliability.
Points of Presence (POPs) for all of the major telecommunication and internet carriers include:
- Level (3)
- TW Telecom
- Charter Communications
UPS protected power on all IT equipment ensures uninterrupted service when switching between utility and generator power sources. Likewise, backup generators power all units in the event of a commerical power failure, ensuring the environment is controlled even in an emergency situation.
- Single-Phase Power
- Three-Phase Power
- Diverse Distribution Panels
- Bus Rails Hot Swap Power Units
- Variety of Breaker Sizes
- 120V, 208V and customized power requirements
- Delivery Direct to Cabinet
- Customized Rack Attached UPS
- Separate Battery Rooms
- Redundant Generators
Environmental Control (HVAC)
Symmetry utilizes industrial environmental controls in the data center facilities to maintain optimal temperatures based on hardware standards specifications.
- Customized Rack Attached HVAC
- Redundant A/C with Generator Power
- Automatic Switching
Symmetry operates its enterprise disaster recovery solution to backup and restore client environments. We utilize offsite third party storage and strict tape rotation based on client specifications.
Symmetry's data centers are protected from fire damage by design. Our data centers utilize a Clean-Agent Fire Suppression System (FM200), concrete floors and steel framed racking systems.