(CONTAINMENT OPTIMIZED AND LOGICALLY ORGANIZED)
SUPERNAP designs, builds and operates the most technologically advanced and highest-rated colocation data centers in the world. The facilities provide density, cooling, security, redundancy and energy efficiency at unprecedented scale and performance. Founder and CEO Rob Roy’s patented and patent pending claims have changed the landscape of the industry and created the highest standard of excellence for mission critical facilities. Today, the SUPERNAP ecosystems provide guaranteed uptime and securely house the compute, storage, infrastructure environment and enterprise connectivity for leading global companies.
(Thermal Separate Compartment in Facility)
Switch TSC 1000 ROTOFLY
(Uninterruptible high-efficiency data center cooling)
(Redundant data center roofing system)
Switch BLACK IRON FOREST
(Temperature control system)
Switch LIVING DATA CENTER
(Automatic building adjustment management system)
Switch WDMD POWER
(Tri-redundant power systems)
Switch T-SCIF (Thermal Separate Compartment in Facility) is a 100 percent heat containment cabinet platform specifically designed to power and cool more equipment per rack more efficiently than any other facility in the world. Switch T-SCIF completely separates hot and cold aisles, ensuring the heat from equipment exhaust never blends with cold aisles in the data center, delivering the highest density and efficiencies possible.
SWITCH TSC 1000 ROTOFLY
Unique to the entire industry, the multi-mode HVAC platform in the SUPERNAP data centers is the Switch TSC 1000 ROTOFLY invented by Rob Roy. This patent pending flywheel design supports refrigeration and temperature controls during a power outage by delivering uninterruptible high-efficiency data center cooling.
The Switch SHIELD redundant data center roofing system offers two independent, separate and individually rated 200 mph steel roof decks. The roof decks, located nine feet apart, are attached to the concrete and steel shell of the facility. The Switch SHIELD is designed to mitigate extreme weather conditions, with zero roof penetrations, and provide a roofing solution that is forever maintainable.
SWITCH BLACK IRON FOREST
The Switch BLACK IRON FOREST temperature control system leverages Switch T-SCIF’s heat containment system architecture to prevent event impacts. The steel infrastructure matrix that supports the Switch T-SCIF system radiates cold-stored thermal energy and allows for the facility to achieve HVAC resiliency ratings above elite industry standards.
SWITCH LIVING DATA CENTER
The Switch Living Data Center (LDC) is a proprietary automatic building adjustment management system developed by SUPERNAP. The LDC program uses real-time vision and monitoring capabilities to react and make adjustments based on millions of daily data reads from more than 10,000 sensors. The LDC system ensures the SUPERNAP data centers are running in the most efficient manner possible every day of the year.
SUPERNAP guarantees 100% power uptime, and has delivered exactly that since the company was started. Such a guarantee is made possible by the unique power architecture. Each SUPERNAP is divided into three separate N+2 power systems. Each of the three systems is color-coded red, blue, or grey, so that everyone always knows which system they are touching. Each and every cabinet is given a primary power circuit and a fail-over power circuit, both of which come from two completely separate N+2 power systems, and will be either red and blue, red and grey, or blue and grey. Because each client is receiving true system + system power, maintenance can be performed without interrupting service to anyone.
Rob Roy, founder and CEO of SUPERNAP, is the technology inventor and designer of the SUPERNAP data center ecosystems. Since 2006, he has applied for over 218 patents focused on data center systems, designs and related industry technologies. The inventions and thought leadership of SUPERNAP have revolutionized the data center industry and changed the way data center ecosystems are engineered and utilized.
Rob Roy and his team have been continually innovating and improving technologies to build smarter, stronger, faster, safer and more efficient elements within the SUPERNAP ecosystems.
Each of these innovative technologies can be witnessed in action at the SUPERNAP facilities.
The Uptime Institute’s Tier Performance Standards measure the performance of data centers through methodology used to define the uptime of a data center. The Uptime Institute’s Tier rating system encompasses four certification levels: Tier I, Tier II, Tier III and Tier IV. The SUPERNAP ecosystems are rated as a Tier IV and meet or exceed all design, construction and operational standards.
SUPERNAP is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada USA and located in a United States Safety Zone. Las Vegas is considered the safest region on the planet, free from natural disasters and disturbances such as tornados, floods, hurricanes, ice storms and tsunamis. The mission critical facility provides rigorous power redundancy and enhanced reliability to ensure all SUPERNAP data centers have the capacity to guarantee 100 percent uptime.
SUPERNAP P.U.E. is 1.18 compared to the industry average of 1.80.
Best monthly average
Best yearly average
Average cold aisle temp
69°F (yearly average)
40.3% (yearly average)
SUPERNAP provides a complex security presence and calculated deployment of protocols, personnel and systems. With enhanced 24/7/365 security, from remote and on-site real-time electronic and human surveillance, active monitoring and dynamic response systems, to heavily-armed security at the centers, the SUPERNAP facilities are the most secure data center ecosystems in the world.
SUPERNAP security meets and exceeds all security requirements held by the banking, healthcare, gaming and any highly regulated industry.
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