GPX Advantage

Extensive Business, Technical, and Operational Experience

The core team has several decades of combined world-wide experience in the engineering, design, implementation, and operation of data centers, optical and Internet transmission facilities, communications networks, and business operations.

GPX’s Chief Technology Officer is known to the industry as an Internet Protocol (IP) visionary who has been involved in the development of Internet technologies, a featured speaker at industry forums, and an active participant in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).

Access to Emerging Markets

Prior to location selection, GPX conducts extensive Internet market research to include economic, legal, foreign investment, regulatory policies, growth initiatives, and infrastructure analysis. During the course of the research, an expansive number of senior level contacts are developed within the government, regulatory, legal, business, and telecom industries. GPX can provide potential customers with a “sense” of the market and introductions to key government and industry associates to assist in their market entry process.

Carrier Neutrality

GPX’s Internet exchanges and Internet data centers are carrier neutral.  GPX’s carrier neutral approach provides access to multiple carriers, thus customers can choose the most appropriate, efficient, and competitively priced interconnection partner.

World Class Infrastructure / Secure and Reliable Colocation

GPX facilities are designed and built to the highest U.S. and E.U. standards for environmental controls, security, power availability, infrastructure flexibility, physical security, and customer support.

GPX infrastructure is designed from the ground up – taking into consideration not only reliability, redundancy, and security, but also equipment delivery and staging, telecommunications services access, security policies and procedures, and maintenance services.

Business Growth

GPX offers its customers a unique business model and an opportunity to stimulate business growth and expansion. GPX provides colocation, interconnectivity between customers, a secure and reliable environment to house equipment, local access to ISPs and Telcos that reside within the facility, and basic trouble shooting assistance.

GPX provides highly reliable and secure, class-A Internet exchanges and Internet data centers for colocation of a Point-of-Presence (POP), a telecommunications switch, or business servers and network equipment.

ISPs can benefit from selling transit or exchange settlement free traffic, as well as Internet access, Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), and MPLS to content providers and enterprise customers. In addition, colocation reduces networking costs and helps ISPs reach new customers.

In addition to collocating POPs or switching infrastructure in a premium data center with a 99.999% SLA, Telcos can gain access to a variety of potential new customers located within the data center.

Content providers and e-businesses can also profit from direct access to ISPs that service residential, education, and business Internet users.

Advantage of GPX IX & IDC Colocation

Maximum Uptime – 99.999% Service Level Agreement (SLA) on power, cooling, fire suppression, and transit systems

Competitive Network Pricing – Carrier neutral approach and access to multiple carriers

Choice – Choose the most appropriate, efficient, cost effective interconnection method – physical cross connect or a LAN based, switched connection

Business Growth – Access to GPX customers and fast growing markets

Technology Life Cycle Protection – Continuous data center upgrades ensure reliability and security

Capital investment efficiency – Invest capital in business growth rather than in data center infrastructure

GPX Product & Service Offerings

Colocation

GPX IX’s & IDC’s provides high levels of security and optimal operating conditions for our customers mission critical equipment and applications.  All cabinet locations are engineered with direct access to the structured cabling system to allow virtually an infinite number of interconnections at a variety of bandwidth and speeds.

All GPX facilities offer customer staging and secure storage areas. All customer colocation rooms are separate from carrier Telco transmission areas.

Racks and Cabinets

Racks and cabinets are configured with GPX’s versatile overhead cable distribution system for copper and fiber cross-connects, and under the floor distribution systems for dual AC power distribution.  The power delivery system within the facility accommodates multiple, physically divers (A&B) 16 and 32 amp power drops for each cabinet.

GPX Customers can choose the standard rack cabinet configuration or have a custom designed cage configuration – provided all elements meet the required engineering specifications.  The standard GPX cabinet that GPX offers measures 78”h x 24”w x 30”d, (198cm h x 60.96cm w x 76.2cm d) and is equipped with front and back locking vented doors, power strips exhaust fans, and cable management.

Environment / Infrastructure (Bundled with Colocation)

Each GPX center is designed and constructed with multiple and separate levels of redundancy for HVAC, power, and fire detection/suppression systems.  N+1 redundancy is offered through UPS and generator backup.

HVAC

Utilizing a redundant, air cooled HVAC design, GPX provides appropriate airflow, temperature, and humidity optimizing conditions for equipment operation and minimizing downtime due to failure.

Power

GPX power systems are designed and equipped with a level of redundancy that generates continuous operation in the event of power spikes, surges, or brownouts or commercial power outages.  The facility is served by four utility power feeds, each of which can carry the full load of the data center, from two physically divers generating and sub-stations. The data center power infrastructure consists of four Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) systems and four emergency backup generators in N+1 configurations, GPX’s electrical distribution system can power the data center even in the unlikely event of a public utility failure.

GPX provides fully protected AC or DC power to each cabinet. Each circuit is 20 Amps and multiple circuits can be provided to each cabinet.

Fire Detection/ Suppression

State-of-the-art, multi-zone VESDA, smoke, heat rate of rise, and flame detection systems constantly monitor the physical environment for heat, flame, and smoke.  The systems have sensory mechanisms that provide heat and/or smoke alarms which in turn activate NOVEC1230 dry fire suppression systems.

Diesel Fuel Management System

Highly advanced diesel fuel management system including a fuel polisher, two 24000 liter bulk tanks, four 900 liter day tanks, and physically diverse fuel routes, all managed by a Simplex fuel management system ensuring constant availability of highly reliable diesel fuel to the backup generators. The fuel management system providing 48+ hours of diesel supply to the site.

Interconnection Services

GPX provides a secure, carrier-neutral environment within each facility that facilitates easy, reliable, economical interconnection between all customers, whether they are content providers, ISPs, or Telco’s. The GPX Structured Wiring Interconnect System (SWIS) provides universal physical interconnection between customers, colocation rooms, and/or cabinets using copper, coax, Cat-6 as well as single and multi mode fiber cabling.  The SWIS system ensures accurate cable and circuit assignment as well as efficient maintenance of the entire IT platform.

GPX provides both physical cross-connect and LAN based cross connect services. Powered by Cisco’s premier intelligent layer 3 modular switch technology, GPX provides LAN connectivity at speeds of 10/100 Mb/s, up to full GigE.  The LAN based cross connect service provides a flexible and advantageous alternative when either non-private lower bandwidth or connectivity to multiple parties is required.

GPX Physical Cross-Connect Services: GPX customers can select the cabling that best supports their application and securely and privately interconnect their high speed router or LAN ports to other GPX customers within the data center.

GPX LAN Based Cross Connect Services:  GPX switch infrastructure offers LAN based interconnections available in 10, 100 and 1000Mb/s options.

Physical Security

GPX IX’s & IDC’s deliver multi-level physical security to support mission-critical Internet operations.

All entry ways and interior doors are monitored and recorded using high resolution CCTV digital video cameras.

All entry ways and interior doors are monitored and recorded using high resolution CCTV digital video cameras.  All entry ways and interior doors are monitored and recorded using high resolution CCTV digital video cameras.  All internal access points are controlled using access cards, numbered keypads, and biometrics.  Visitor identification and access permissions are verified on arrival in at least two locations. GPX provides escort services to customer destinations and for the period while work is being performed.  The facility is staffed 24/7 by security officers located within the facility, in the reception area, and outside the perimeter in a guard house.

Management and Technical Support

Operations

GPX Operations and Systems Technicians monitor internal operations 24/7 from a Platform Engineering Support Station (PESS) located both remotely and within the facility.  HVAC, power, and fire systems are monitored 24/7. Additionally, LAN network availability and reliability are continuously monitored and managed to ensure that the network infrastructure within the facility supports customer on-line Internet operations. GPX site technicians have extensive training and experience in all aspects of facility management.

Technical Support

Through GPX On-site Technical Services (OTS), customers can engage experienced, on-site technical personnel to provide basic assistance with platform or equipment problems. GPX OTS offering can be the client’s eyes and ears onsite, performing basic server or communications equipment reboots, identification of fault conditions via equipment inspection, testing of cables or connectors, or the swapping of FRU (Field Replaceable Units) under the guidance and direction of the customers NOC.

These services can be instrumental in proving rapid response, backup, or support during off-shift hours, for a fraction of the cost that it would take to send customer personnel.