OUR TECHNOLOGY

Saving our earth for future generations
Helping to Save Our Planet:
Web Sites Powered by the Wind

Here’s something you may not know: the IT sector has a huge climate impact. At present, between 3 and 4 percent of all electricity (and the associated carbon emissions) used in the world goes to running data centers.
If you’re one of the four and a half million registered users of Second Life, consider this: the average Second Life avatar consumes 1,752 kWh of electricity per year, or about two thirds that of an actual person (globally averaged). One server alone has roughly the same climate impact as a 15mpg SUV!

/Climate change is real, it’s happening now, and we as a planet desperately need to reduce our IT emissions. And if we wait for the government to solve the problem, we’ll be waiting for a long, long, LONG time.

We’re thrilled to announce that our service provider has joined the ranks of many progressive companies including: Starbucks, IBM, and UPS to take action on addressing climate change right now.



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FYI World utilizes several premier hosting providers, providing reliable, scalable solutions for customers of all sizes and services. Our newest provider is located in Texas and is powered by the wind. Another is located in the carrier-neutral Equinix Chicago Data Center.

Current Connections:

Networks/Backbones:

AAPT
Adelphia
Ameritech
Asia Global Crossing
AT&T
Big Pipe (Shaw Fiber)
BT Ignite
Cable & Wireless
China Telecom
Comcast
Cox Communications
DACOM America
Deutsche Telekom

Earthlink
France Telecom
Genuity
Global Crossing
IIJ America
Internap
Japan Telecom
KDDI America
Level 3
Looking Glass Networks
MFN
MSN
Pacific Bell
OnFiber

Optus
Qwest
Reach Services
SBC
SingTel
Sprint
ST Teleport
Telstra
Telus
Tiscali
UUNET
Verio
Verizon
Wiltel
WorldCom

 
Global Enterprises, Service Providers, and Content Companies Using  Datacenter:
About.com
Adobe
Accenture
Akamai
Aleron
DoubleClick
Electronic Arts
General Electric
Google

Hines
Hotwire
IBM
Kontiki
Kyocera
Loral Cyberstar
Micron Technology
Nortel / Kidz Online
PayPal

Radio Free Virgin
Royal & Sun Alliance
SIAC
Sony Online Entertainment
Washingtonpost Newsweek Interactive
WebUseNet
Yahoo!

 

FYIWorld's service provider utilizes such state of the art features as fiber optic networking, OC3 connections, bandwidth on demand ability, redundant UPS systems, generator backup, VESPA detection systems, closed circuit monitoring of all areas and entrances, card key access, 24 hour guard manned security and redundant a/c systems. 

Extended Network

FYIWorld.com and our service provider recognize that down time is not an option for your servers... a substantial investment in hardware and facilities ensures you are up and running on the web 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

Uninterruptible Power System

To guard against local power failures, the servers employed utilize two industrial-grade, three phase Liebert UPS systems. These act as back-up batteries, maintaining uninterrupted power in case of surges or power outages. With these backup systems in place, the network we use can stay up and running indefinitely without relying on external power. 

Force Filtered Cooling

All web servers are equipped with a positive pressure filtered-air system. Four large fans pull filtered air into each server's protective case and the components within are cooled by fans which circulate this purified air. This constant introduction of clean air into the case creates a positive pressure environment ensuring dust and particles remain outside of the server.

Hot Swap Drives

The drives and drive bays of all servers are constructed from high-grade aluminum, and rest in shock mounted drive cages, which adds to the durability of the hardware. The drives we employ proudly feature the lowest failure rate in the industry. 

Redundant Hot Swap Power Supplies

Each server employs dual-redundant hot swap power supplies. If a power supply were to fail, the server would continue running with power from the alternate supply. Meanwhile, alarms would alert a technician, who would quickly restore redundancy. In the meantime, servers and client sites would experience no downtime. 

Industrial-Grade Air Conditioners

Our service provider's NOC has two Liebert ten ton industrial air conditioners, which condition the computer rooms and operations center. The computer room is kept at an optimal temperature of 65 degrees fahrenheit. 

Standby Servers

Spare servers are kept on-line of all CPU configurations. If a server were to experience a hardware failure, they would turn a key, grab the handle on the drive, pull it out, and insert it into an identical standby CPU. They would then reboot the second machine and the server would be up and running again in a matter of minutes. 

Network Redundancy

Utilization of intelligent end-user routing software called Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), between Qwest, GC and GTE, who use the same protocol. BGP identifies which path is the most efficient for each data packet and then routes the packet to its destination on the fastest path. This increases the speed at which web pages sent from our provider's NOC arrive at their destination. 

Raw Performance Equals Low Latency/High Throughput

Too often providers operate their networks at three to four times responsible capacity. As a result, their corresponding transfer times reach over 300ms. FYIWorld.com's service provider's network daily average is 27% of its capacity, with midday peak spikes reaching only 33% capacity. This means you will be carried off our network in less than 80ms over a five minute average at any time of day or night.