Hosting Network Overview:
Infrastructure is the single most important factor in evaluating a hosting
service. Katz Global continually invests in network equipment, infrastructure
and backbone connectivity in all our Asia-Pacific and South American Data
Centers to ensure that our customers' websites get the fastest possible access
to their customers and visitors.
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Anonymously and Offshore in Panama, or Hong Kong will give you the tools you
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Katz Global is 100 percent powered by state of the art Cisco switches and
routers. Each of our customer's servers plugs directly into our backbone via
one or more Cisco switches.
network runs a variety of Cisco equipment including Cisco Catalyst 6500 series
swtiches and Cisco 7500 Routers. These high end mission critical equipment
will ensure that data gets in and out of our customers' servers at the fastest
possible speed. We plug each server into our switches instead of HUBs. This
is because in a HUB environment, only one computer plugged into it can make
use of the network at any one time whereas in a switched environment, every
server has a dedicated connection and can access the internet at the same
time. This results in more data being able to travel through a switch at any
one time. In addition, because each computer has its own dedicated connection
via a switch, it makes hacking and snooping of sensitive data a little more
switches and routers are also configured and designed to run in a totally
redundant infrastructure, ensuring that there is no single point of failure
on the backbone.
global Media currently has multiple connections providing DIRECT connectivity
to the following providers/locations:
External Infrastructure - Singapore
Reach Internet Services
External Infrastructure - China (Shanghai)
OC-3 155mbps ATM Link to China Telecoms
OC-3 155mbps ATM Link to China Net Com
OC-3 155mbps ATM Link to DiYiXian Net
External Infrastructure - Australia (Sydney)
100Mbps to Telstra
100Mbps to Qwest
100Mbps to Uecomm
External Infrastructure -Hong Kong
4 STM1 to China
connecting to multiple Asia Pacific backbones, Katz Global can distribute
data out quickly to your customers with the quickest possible time in the
shortest possible path. In additional, because we route out via multiple backbones,
we are not dependent on any single point of failure. In the event of a failure
in one circuit, our network automatically re-routes data to another backbone,
thereby ensuring uptime and redundancy for our customers.
Global also deploys BGP4 (Border Gate Protocol). BGP is used only by providers
with multiple connections to the Internet. BGP enables a multi-homed provider
to setup a truly redundant network. When a failiure on a leased line is detected,
BGP will automatically close that line and re-route traffic to another connection
Network connectivity and setup may differ from country to country.
top of the line network equipment and BGP isn't enough. Katz Global also employs
NOCOL (Network Operations Center Online) and BigBrother to provide 24x7x365
network monitoring. With NOCOL and BigBrother, we can monitor each connection
point, server or any IP based equipment and escalate a failed system to the
immediate attention of any one of our Network Operations staff available round
the clock in the event of an emergency.
Global hosts servers in Data Centers that are designed to provide an environment
necessary to keep your servers running 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Global's Data Centers have the following protection systems in place to ensure
maximum operation regardless of the disruption:
Katz Global's power system is made up of:
Utility Underground Conduits
Redundant UPS System
30-45 mins of backup time (Industry Standard: 15 mins)
Multiple incoming power supplies
Dual-feed secondary switchboard and critical load distribution boards
Backup Diesel Generator
*Note: Data Center specfications may differ from country
Security is paramount to all our customers. Hence, the Data Center and network
has been designed with that in mind. Katz Global provides a comprehensive
security system which includes:
dedicated ethernet system,
site security guard.
All visitors to the Data Center are identified against a client-defined access
control list. Each visitor is also issued a badge and his entry and exit to
the center is logged. Visitors in the Data Center are monitored from an open
glass view panel.
Each server housed in Katz Global's Data Centers are connected via a dedicated
ethernet switch rather than Hubs. This arrangement protects the confidentiality
of traffic within our network and ensures no other server housed on our network
can tap the data flowing through our network.
HVAC temperature control systems
Separate Cooling zones
Individual Rack Level Circuit Breaker
Katz Global's Data Centers are equiped with multiple conditioning units, a
complete FM-200 fire supression system, a complete smoke detection system
and a piped sprinkler system. Each rack is also earth-grounded and has its
own individual circuit breaker for that extra redundancy.
note about our Panama Facilities and Network: