Ahh, data centers. Fancy name, but do you know what they really are? Data centers make websites work, and TKG has its very own! In this blog post, I’d like to show you around our data center at TKG to give you an idea of what goes into bringing your website to life from behind the scenes. It’s more than just blinking lights and wires (really)!
Pictured below is our backup natural gas generator. This generator will automatically kick on in the event of an extended power outage. It works alongside our battery-powered UPS to ensure 100% power uptime!
Did you know that over 90 percent of the almost 500 websites that TKG hosts run off of two servers? Well, you do now! We utilize the latest virtual machine technologies to bring you improved uptime. Our host servers are configured for high availability, which translates to increased redundancy for your website! Here they are, in all their beauty.
Fact: the internet IS just a series of pipes, and most places only have one pipe feeding their data needs. But, TKG has two pipes supplying our data center with cool refreshing bandwidth! Both of our pipes are fiber optic, which can be way faster than a traditional copper connection. We only use one of our pipes at a time, and we keep the other one ready in a failover state – just in case.
The final stop on our data center tour brings us to the air conditioner. It’s pretty cool (pun intended). Running servers 24/7 gets really hot, so we have a dedicated HVAC unit to keep our data center nice and cold (with a low relative humidity).
We hope you enjoyed our tour. Who has a question about the TKG Data Center? Ask in the comments!