Data Center Overview
Victory Tech Center was designed and built to the highest levels of data center specifications as established by the Uptime Institute and the TIA-942 Standard. Our HIPAA-compliant, SOC II-certified site offers great benefits for organizations with sophisticated data center needs. Victory Tech Center’s critical infrastructure components were rated Tier IV by an independently performed Tier Level Assessment. Design and construction of the site was led by an expert data center professional.
Our Tier IV Critical Infrastructure components include:
Site selection, Facility construction, Electrical distribution, Grounding systems, Telecommunications, Cabling Infrastructure, Mechanical systems, Systems monitoring, Equipment maintenance, & Fire suppression
Monitoring & Maintenance
Director of Facilities & Plant Engineering.
Mechanical DistributionVTC has an N+1 chiller design with redundant, diverse chilled water lines. All water lines were configured not to run overhead of any data center suites. All lines are welded, and are encased in containment piping with leak detection and electronic valving. Data Center Suite I was constructed in 2010 with a hybrid cooling design using traditional CRAC units and soft cold-aisle containment. Data Center Suite II employs a state-of-the-art source cooling system. All deployed mechanical equipment from the HVAC plant to the colocation suites is rated high-efficiency to provide overall optimization of the infrastructure.
construction in 2010, all incoming electrical systems and equipment were upgraded and replaced – from the switch gear to the cabinet delivery. Victory Tech Center has an N+1 utility power distribution via dual incoming 23 kVA feeds from separate utility grids (5 MW). With 24x7x365 healthcare services provided on the campus, the site is designated for priority utility restoration (“last off, first on”). Our single-point grounding system, extending from each individual cabinet through the switch gear, was certified by Panduit Professional Services. While VTC does deploy a standard cabinet power design, our advanced electrical distribution system can support any custom, electrical distribution upon review and request.
Emergency Power Systems
Emergency PowerOur emergency power have been designed to the highest levels of redundancy. At VTC, we have an N+1 diesel generator configuration as well as an N+1 UPS configuration. To supplement the generator’s standard day tanks, we have onsite underground fuel storage that is carefully inspected, monitored, and filtered. Additionally, we are designated for priority diesel delivery with a 4-hour response time. All system capacities are carefully monitored. Based on capacity, VTC has identified and prepared locations for addition emergency power systems as needed.
Physical SecurityOur campus is supported by onsite, NYS-licensed, Security Guards 24x7x365. The onsite guards round each shift in varying paths at varying times. The Security Team also monitors the campus-wide, recorded CCTV surveillance system 24x7x365. The professional team also receives and responds to alerts and alarms received from VTC access control systems. All visitors must sign-in and sign-out at the Security Desk. Security maintains activity and visitor logs for audit purposes.
Fire Detection & Suppression Systems
Fire Detection & SuppressionThe facility fire detection is multi-zoned and uses an advanced graphical interface for device management – allowing our team to isolate down to a single head. The system is tested and inspected quarterly. VTC’s primary fire suppression system in the data center is clean agent. VTC has a secondary preaction system that is pressurized with nitrogen to prohibit growth of flora/fauna. This eliminates the risk of corrosion.
TelecommunicationsVTC delivers telecom and connectivity services on redundant, diverse backbone pathways with armored fiber. Our two diverse carrier rooms are over 300 feet apart. Services delivered to the rooms are delivered diversely from both aerial and underground paths. We have multiple access providers onsite with redundant and diverse incoming services. For any providers not onsite, VTC can provide access to Tier I providers at the regional carrier hub. ISP services are also available upon request. Telecom systems and connectivity delivery are designed and managed by our Network Engineer.
Disaster Recovery Advantages