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The core team has several decades of combined worldwide experience in the engineering, design, implementation, and operation of data centers, optical transmission facilities, communications networks, and business operations.
Prior to location selection, GPX conducts extensive market research to include economic, legal, foreign investment, regulatory policies, growth initiatives, infrastructure analysis including mobile phone penetration, terrestrial and undersea fiber capacities and reliability, and ICT spending and growth forecasts. 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.
GPX’s data centers are carrier neutral. GPX’s carrier neutral approach provides access to multiple carriers, ISP, CDN’s. and Cloud Service Providers, thus customers can choose the most appropriate, efficient, and competitively priced service partner. In many of our markets GPX’s data centers become the defacto interconnection point for ISP’s, cloud service providers, CDN’s, and carriers to interconnect their networks to exchange traffic, reduce costs, and deliver higher quality services to their customers.
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 operational efficiency and excellence. GPX not only builds Tier 4 data centers but also Tier 4 operations and customer support allowing us to deliver a 99.999% SLA. Our data centers are known as the most reliable and secure in each market we operate, and our customer support is equally recognized by our customers as the premier data center support by which all others are measured.
Maximum Uptime - 99.999% Service Level Agreement (SLA) on power, cooling, fire suppression, and transit systems
Competitive Pricing - Carrier neutrality with access to multiple carriers, ISP’s, CDN’s, and Cloud Service Providers.
Choice - Choose the most appropriate, efficient, cost effective interconnection method – physical cross connect or a LAN based, connection.
Business Growth - Access to GPX customers and fast growing markets in African and South Asian regions.
Technology Life Cycle Protection - GPX continually continuously upgrades its data center infrastructure ensuring long term reliability and security.
Capital investment efficiency - by outsourcing to GPX customers can invest their capital in business growth rather than in data center infrastructure.
Racks and cages 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 diverse (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 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. Customised solutions are also offered to support 42-52U cabinets.
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.
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.
GPX power systems are designed and equipped with a level of redundancy that generates continuous operation in the event of power spikes, surges, brownouts or commercial power outages. The facility is served by multiple utility power feeds, each of which can carry the full load of the data center, from two physically diverse generating and sub-stations. The data center power infrastructure consists of multiple Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) systems and multiple emergency backup generators in N+1 configuration, GPX’s electrical distribution system can power the data center even in the unlikely event of a public utility failure. All customer racks are supported by fully redundant A and B feeds. Each power cable from the utility feed to the customer's cabinets is encased in conduit preventing cross cable failures.
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.
Highly advanced diesel fuel management system including a fuel polisher, multiple bulk tanks, multiple 900 liter day tanks dedicated to each DG, 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.
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 cabinets using Multi and Single mode fiber and CAT-6 Ethernet cabling. Custom solutions can also be delivered for other cable tpypes. 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 modular switch technology, GPX provides LAN connectivity at speeds of 100M, and 1 to 10G. 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 100M, and 1 to 10G options.
GPX data centers deliver multi-level physical security protecting our customers and GPX’s critical infrastructure.
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.
GPX Operations and Systems Technicians monitor internal operations 24/7 from a custom designed and built BMS. 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 operations. GPX onsite engineers have extensive training and experience in all aspects of facility management.
Through GPX’s Remote Hands Support (RHS), customers can engage experienced, on-site technical personnel to provide basic assistance with platform or equipment problems. GPX RHS 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.