Network & Data Center
  Data Center Overview
  The Planet owns and operates a state of the art data center located in Dallas, Texas which offers complete redundancy in power, HVAC, fire suppression, network connectivity, and security. With over 35,000 sq ft of raised floor, The Planet has an offering to fit any need. Our product offerings include private caged suites, cabinets, half-cabinets, tri-cabinets, and rackspace by the Unit. The datacenter facility sits atop multiple power grids driven by TXU electric, with PowerWare UPS battery backup power and dual diesel generators onsite. Our HVAC systems are condenser units by Data Aire to provide redundancy in cooling coupled with 9 managed backbone providers. Twelve more third party backbone providers are available in the building via cross connect. Fire suppression includes a pre-action dry pipe system including VESDA (Very Early Smoke Detection Apparatus) with over 500 smoke detectors.
   
  Data Center Details
 DLLSTX2, Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, TX  
 
  • 60,000 sq. ft. facility
  • 35,000 sq. ft. of raised floor
  • (21) 26-ton Data Air AC units
  • Very Early Smoke Detection Apparatus (VESDA)
  • Pre-action dry pipe sprinkler system
  • Over 500 smoke detectors in an integrated system
  • Simplex security badge entry/exit on all doors to facility
  • Multiple TXU electrical grids
  • 4800 volts of input power
  • 3 main transfer switches
  • (6) 500KVA Powerware UPS units with 90 batteries per unit
  • Standalone PDUs at each cabinet row
  • 1-megawatt generator (2000-gallon tank)
  • 1.5-megawatt generator (2200-gallon tank)
  • DataTrax monitoring software for all data center infrastructure
 
 
  Network Infrastructure
 
  Our network architecture utilizes the Enterprise routing and switching engines from Juniper and Cisco. We utilize Juniper M20 routers as border routers, Cisco 6500 series switches in our distribution layer and Cisco 6500 switches in our aggregation layers, and Cisco 3500 and 2900 series switches at the customer layer. Our network is fully meshed and redundant with 9 backbone providers.
 
Network
Building Fiber
  • Cisco Certified Network
  • Cisco 6500 series distribution routing switched
  • Cisco 6500 series aggregation switches for customer access
  • Juniper M20 border routers
  • 100% uptime SLA utilizing JSRP/BGP
  • OC48 SONET Ring - SBC
  • OC48 SONET Ring - Time Warner
  • OC48 SONET Ring - XO Communications
  • OC48 SONET Ring - MCI
  • OC48 SONET Ring - Looking Glass
  • OC48 SONET Ring - Broadwing
 
Backbone Carriers
Access
  • 1 Gbps Direct Fiber - AT&T
  • 2 Gbps Direct Fiber - AboveNet
  • 1 Gbps Direct Fiber - Broadwing
  • 1 Gbps Direct Fiber - Global Crossing
  • 2 Gbps Direct Fiber - Level3
  • 1 Gbps Direct Fiber - nLayer
  • 2 Gbps Direct Fiber - Sprint
  • 1 Gbps Direct Fiber - Time Warner
  • 1 Gbps Direct Fiber - UUNET
  • 1 Gbps Direct Fiber - Verio
  • T3 and T1 Access - EPGN
  • T3 and T1 Access - SBC
  • T3 and T1 Access - Time Warner
  • T3 and T1 Access - XO Communications
  • T3 and T1 Access - MCI