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Data Center Operations 
1 Copyright © 2014 – Simplex Software & Internet Services Ltd.
Data Center Operations 
•Company Profile 
•Data Center Operations 
•Why Cyprus 
•Data Center Facilities 
•Services 
•Why S...
Data Center Operations 
Company Profile 
•Cyprus company, established in 2005 
•Privately owned offices and state of the a...
Data Center Operations 
Company Profile -Clientele 
•Customers from all over the world: Cyprus, Europe, Middle East, U.S.,...
Data Center Operations 
Company Profile -Partners 
5 Copyright © 2014 – Simplex Software & Internet Services Ltd.
Data Center Operations 
Data Center Operations 
Help organizations with today’s IT challenges: 
•Cost for IT infrastructur...
Data Center Operations 
Data Center Services 
•Colocation 
•Cloud services (IaaS/SaaS) 
•Virtual servers (VMWare and OpenV...
Data Center Operations 
Why Cyprus 
•Strategic location: at the crossroads of Europe, Asia, Africa and Middle East 
•Time ...
Data Center Operations 
Why Cyprus 
•Political stability (U.N., E.U.) 
•Friendly environment for foreign investment 
•Engl...
Data Center Operations 
Data Center –Quick Facts 
•Two fully interconnected (fibre, CAT6A, CAT6) yet fully independent com...
Data Center Operations 
Data Center Facilities -Racks 
•19” industry standard racks with RETMA rails and square holes (42U...
Data Center Operations 
Data Center Facilities -Cabling 
•4thfloor: 
–Raised antistatic fireproof (2hrs) floor 
–Separate ...
Data Center Operations 
Data Center Facilities - Bandwidth 
•Carrier neutral (CYTA and Cablenet) 
•Two fibres from each IS...
Data Center Operations 
Data Center Facilities –Power 
•Two independent 1-phase power feeds per rack (230V, 16A or 32A) wi...
Data Center Operations 
Data Center Facilities -Power 
•Fully independent and redundant (2N) UPS units with hot swappable ...
Data Center Operations 
Data Center Facilities –Fire Detection 
•SystemSensorFAAST IP Controlled Aspiration Sensing Techno...
Data Center Operations 
Copyright © 2014 – Simplex Software & Internet Services Ltd. 
Data Center Facilities –Fire Suppres...
Data Center Operations 
Data Center Facilities -CCTV 
•Full coverage of all entry ways, building areas and site’s interior...
Data Center Operations 
Data Center Facilities –Access Control 
•Multiple zones 
•Multiple levels of access 
•Dual identif...
Data Center Operations 
Data Center Facilities –Security Breach Alarm 
•Alarm system for all entry ways 
•Complex electron...
Data Center Operations 
Data Center Facilities – Environmental Control 
•Fully redundant down-flow HVAC system in hot and ...
Data Center Operations 
Data Center Facilities - Management 
•24/7 monitoring: 
–Cooling equipment 
–Electrical systems 
–...
Data Center Operations 
Data Center Facilities -Other 
•Remote emergency office space with private LAN for fast direct acc...
Data Center Operations 
Technical Expertise 
•Minimal investment for in-house skills 
•Highly skilled engineers 
•Systems ...
Data Center Operations 
Services -Equipment Housing 
•36U or 42U whole rack 
•Half rack (18U or 21U) 
•Per U space 
•Fully...
Data Center Operations 
Services –Internet Connectivity 
•Dedicated or shared bandwidth 
•Option for dedicated direct fibe...
Data Center Operations 
•Reliable and affordable servers according to client needs (CPU, RAM, Storage, O/S, etc.) –NO CAPE...
Data Center Operations 
Copyright © 2014 – Simplex Software & Internet Services Ltd. 
Services –SaaS 
•Cost effective: no ...
Data Center Operations 
Copyright © 2014 – Simplex Software & Internet Services Ltd. 
Services –Virtual Servers 
•VMWare v...
Data Center Operations 
Services –Backup & Disaster Recovery 
•Offsite Data Backup 
–SQL Server, Oracle, Exchange, files, ...
Data Center Operations 
Services –Business Continuity 
•Full business resiliency 
•All facilities of disaster recovery 
•U...
Data Center Operations 
Services –Remote Hands & Eyes (RHE) 
•Receive and safely store customer equipment until ready for ...
Data Center Operations 
Copyright © 2014 – Simplex Software & Internet Services Ltd. 
Services -Other 
•Web hosting, domai...
Data Center Operations 
Managed Services & Support 
•For solutions designed by us or not 
•For solutions located in our Da...
Data Center Operations 
Why Simplex 
•Single point of contact for all your IT needs 
•Strategic location 
•Workforce exper...
Data Center Operations 
Advantages of Using Simplex 
•Focus on core business thus increasing efficiency and most important...
Data Center Operations 
Contact Details 
Office Address 
4th Floor, ZeniosCenter, 
72 ThessalonikisStreet, 
Limassol3025, ...
Data Center Operations 
Q & A 
Thank You! 
38 Copyright © 2014 – Simplex Software & Internet Services Ltd.
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Simplex Cyprus Data Center Presentation

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Information about Simplex Cyprus Data Center and services, including colocation, cloud servers and services including Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Cyprus Hosted Exchange, dedicated servers, virtual servers, web & application hosting, remote/offsite back and disaster recovery, VPN services, managed services and support.

Overview of Simplex partners in Cyprus such as SuperMicro, HP, APC, Cisco, NetApp, Raritan, Veeam, VMWare, Microsoft , Symantec, WhatsUpGold, etc. Simplex is the only Enterprise Service Provider of Symantec in Cyprus, the only Veeam Gold Cloud Provider and one of the very few Microsoft Hosting Partners in the country.

Simplex also offers complete Data Center and IT integration solutions and services as well as consulting in these areas.

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Simplex Cyprus Data Center Presentation

  1. 1. Data Center Operations 1 Copyright © 2014 – Simplex Software & Internet Services Ltd.
  2. 2. Data Center Operations •Company Profile •Data Center Operations •Why Cyprus •Data Center Facilities •Services •Why Simplex •Advantages of Using Simplex •Q&A Presentation Outline 2 Copyright © 2014 – Simplex Software & Internet Services Ltd.
  3. 3. Data Center Operations Company Profile •Cyprus company, established in 2005 •Privately owned offices and state of the art Data Center since 2007 •Services –ICT Consulting –Web & Internet –Data Center –Advanced Infrastructure 3 Copyright © 2014 – Simplex Software & Internet Services Ltd.
  4. 4. Data Center Operations Company Profile -Clientele •Customers from all over the world: Cyprus, Europe, Middle East, U.S., Latin America •Clients from various industries/markets: banking and finance, oil and energy, shipping, manufacturing, distribution, security, ISPs, etc. There is no customer that is too big or too small; we serve them all at the same high standards 4 Copyright © 2014 – Simplex Software & Internet Services Ltd.
  5. 5. Data Center Operations Company Profile -Partners 5 Copyright © 2014 – Simplex Software & Internet Services Ltd.
  6. 6. Data Center Operations Data Center Operations Help organizations with today’s IT challenges: •Cost for IT infrastructure •Reliability and availability of network, bandwidth, hardware and power •Security •In-house human expertise 6 Copyright © 2014 – Simplex Software & Internet Services Ltd.
  7. 7. Data Center Operations Data Center Services •Colocation •Cloud services (IaaS/SaaS) •Virtual servers (VMWare and OpenVZ/VPS) •Web hosting •Application hosting •Business resiliency: –Offsite data backup –Disaster recovery –Business continuity •Managed services and support Copyright © 2014 – Simplex Software & Internet Services Ltd. 7
  8. 8. Data Center Operations Why Cyprus •Strategic location: at the crossroads of Europe, Asia, Africa and Middle East •Time zone convenience •Easy travelling distance •Daily flights to all major destinations 8 Copyright © 2014 – Simplex Software & Internet Services Ltd.
  9. 9. Data Center Operations Why Cyprus •Political stability (U.N., E.U.) •Friendly environment for foreign investment •English widely spoken •Highly educated workforce •Advanced telecoms infrastructure 9 Copyright © 2014 – Simplex Software & Internet Services Ltd.
  10. 10. Data Center Operations Data Center –Quick Facts •Two fully interconnected (fibre, CAT6A, CAT6) yet fully independent computer rooms at 4thfloor and basement, each with 10 racks •Heart of Limassol (international business center) •215m2(approx. 2,314ft2) •SLAs: –99.999% for electromechanical infrastructure –99.9% for cloud infrastructure 10 Copyright © 2014 – Simplex Software & Internet Services Ltd.
  11. 11. Data Center Operations Data Center Facilities -Racks •19” industry standard racks with RETMA rails and square holes (42U and 36U racks available) •HP, IBM and APC •Floor stabilized and bayed with each other •Independently grounded •Lockable •Cable management facilities 11 Copyright © 2014 – Simplex Software & Internet Services Ltd.
  12. 12. Data Center Operations Data Center Facilities -Cabling •4thfloor: –Raised antistatic fireproof (2hrs) floor –Separate under floor cable trays for power and data cabling •Basement: –Rubber antistatic floor –Overhead power and data cabling in separate trays •Copper (CAT6/CAT6A) and fibre data cabling between racks and between computer rooms 12 Copyright © 2014 – Simplex Software & Internet Services Ltd.
  13. 13. Data Center Operations Data Center Facilities - Bandwidth •Carrier neutral (CYTA and Cablenet) •Two fibres from each ISP coming to the data centerfrom different POPs through diverse paths •BGP for automated route failover •One fibre from each ISP to the 4thfloor and one to basement •Fully redundant core routers and switches •Isolated VLAN for each customer •24/7 Monitoring 13 Copyright © 2014 – Simplex Software & Internet Services Ltd.
  14. 14. Data Center Operations Data Center Facilities –Power •Two independent 1-phase power feeds per rack (230V, 16A or 32A) with industrial type sockets (IEC309) •Modular power distribution for quick and easy deployment of non-standard 1-Phase or 3-Phase power feeds •Two redundant metered Power Distribution Units (PDU) per rack •Static Transfer Switch (STS) sockets for redundant power to single corded devices 14 Copyright © 2014 – Simplex Software & Internet Services Ltd.
  15. 15. Data Center Operations Data Center Facilities -Power •Fully independent and redundant (2N) UPS units with hot swappable batteries and electronics modules •Redundant prime power generators Fully redundant power (concurrently maintainable) all the way from source to the rack (incl. path) with no single point of failure 15 Copyright © 2014 – Simplex Software & Internet Services Ltd.
  16. 16. Data Center Operations Data Center Facilities –Fire Detection •SystemSensorFAAST IP Controlled Aspiration Sensing Technology: very early, highly accurate and reliable fire detection •Optical/laser HSSD (high sensitivity smoke detectors) •Sensors underneath and above floor •Local and remote monitoring on a 24/7 basis •Redundant wired and wireless signalling and alerting •48-hour battery operation 16 Copyright © 2014 – Simplex Software & Internet Services Ltd.
  17. 17. Data Center Operations Copyright © 2014 – Simplex Software & Internet Services Ltd. Data Center Facilities –Fire Suppression •Fully automatic double-knock FM200 fire suppression system •Nozzles above and underneath floor •Manual triggering possible •48-hour battery operation •Hand CO2 Fire Extinguishers 17
  18. 18. Data Center Operations Data Center Facilities -CCTV •Full coverage of all entry ways, building areas and site’s interior •Infrared colour cameras •High quality time lapse video •Recordings stored on UPS powered DVR •Retention of recordings for a minimum of 30 days 18 Copyright © 2014 – Simplex Software & Internet Services Ltd.
  19. 19. Data Center Operations Data Center Facilities –Access Control •Multiple zones •Multiple levels of access •Dual identification (proximity cards & access codes) •Full event recording •Monitoring of all doors •Indefinitely retained access records, door transactions, incident reports and access requests •Battery operation •Customer-defined access lists 19 Copyright © 2014 – Simplex Software & Internet Services Ltd.
  20. 20. Data Center Operations Data Center Facilities –Security Breach Alarm •Alarm system for all entry ways •Complex electronic perimeters by motion detectors •Local and remote monitoring on 24/7 •Redundant wired and wireless signalling and alerting •Battery operation •Patrol service by external security firm during night hours 20 Copyright © 2014 – Simplex Software & Internet Services Ltd.
  21. 21. Data Center Operations Data Center Facilities – Environmental Control •Fully redundant down-flow HVAC system in hot and cold aisles arrangement •Full compliance to ASHRAE 2011 standard for A1 class Data Processing Environments •Room temperature 25 ºC (±2 ºC) •Humidity level 50% (±20%) •24/7 environment monitoring •Blanking panels for optimum air flow •Fan kits for hot air extraction where necessary 21 Copyright © 2014 – Simplex Software & Internet Services Ltd.
  22. 22. Data Center Operations Data Center Facilities - Management •24/7 monitoring: –Cooling equipment –Electrical systems –Fire control systems –Security equipment –Environmental conditions •Regular maintenance and service contracts (generators, UPS, HVAC, fuel, etc.) •Procedure-based reaction to any possible incident(ISO9001:2008) 22 Copyright © 2014 – Simplex Software & Internet Services Ltd.
  23. 23. Data Center Operations Data Center Facilities -Other •Remote emergency office space with private LAN for fast direct access to your servers/data and high speed Internet connectivity for quick recovery of fundamental operations •Fully equipped conference room with 47” screen, whiteboard, IP video conference and telephone •Staging area for secure and comfortable equipment configuration with Internet access and direct private VLAN access: –Clean and tidy data Center –Minimum human interference •Secure equipment storage •Larger office spaces at remote locations 23 Copyright © 2014 – Simplex Software & Internet Services Ltd.
  24. 24. Data Center Operations Technical Expertise •Minimal investment for in-house skills •Highly skilled engineers •Systems management, maintenance and support •24/7 expert rapid response to any fault •2-hour guaranteed response time •Services: –Equipment fixes –Equipment racking –Complex installations –Systems configuration –Troubleshooting –Solution design & implementation –Equipment supply/procurement 24 Copyright © 2014 – Simplex Software & Internet Services Ltd.
  25. 25. Data Center Operations Services -Equipment Housing •36U or 42U whole rack •Half rack (18U or 21U) •Per U space •Fully redundant UPS/PDU power •STS facilities •Generator backed power •Use of rack mountable keyboard/monitor/mouse 25 Copyright © 2014 – Simplex Software & Internet Services Ltd.
  26. 26. Data Center Operations Services –Internet Connectivity •Dedicated or shared bandwidth •Option for dedicated direct fiber connectivity from preferred ISP (carrier independence) •High speed point to point (wired or wireless), VPN or MPLS connectivity with customer premises •Dedicated real/Internet IP addresses 26 Copyright © 2014 – Simplex Software & Internet Services Ltd.
  27. 27. Data Center Operations •Reliable and affordable servers according to client needs (CPU, RAM, Storage, O/S, etc.) –NO CAPEX •Fully redundant highly available infrastructure (servers/storage/network) •Microsoft, Symantec, VMWare and Veeamlicenses on a monthly basis (SPLA, ExSP, VSPP, VCP) •Daily granular backup •Endpoint security (anti-virus) •Dedicated IP addresses •Ability to integrate into hybrid setup (on-premises or collocated infrastructure) •24/7 monitoring of infrastructure and services •24/7 technical support for business critical and high impact issues Copyright © 2014 – Simplex Software & Internet Services Ltd. Services –IaaS 27
  28. 28. Data Center Operations Copyright © 2014 – Simplex Software & Internet Services Ltd. Services –SaaS •Cost effective: no upfront investment, monthly usage- based fee •Highly available secure infrastructure •Granular backup with 2-week retention •24/7 technical support 28
  29. 29. Data Center Operations Copyright © 2014 – Simplex Software & Internet Services Ltd. Services –Virtual Servers •VMWare virtual/cloud servers (IaaS): performance like dedicated server, separate resources for each VM •OpenVZ/VPS: –Entry-level, low spec requirements –Optimal and fair resource allocation –Self-managed –Value for money 29
  30. 30. Data Center Operations Services –Backup & Disaster Recovery •Offsite Data Backup –SQL Server, Oracle, Exchange, files, etc. –Full privacy/encryption •Disaster Recovery –Redundant servers and applications –Live or batch data replication –Remote access –Rented licenses –Option for use of affiliated data centres 30 Copyright © 2014 – Simplex Software & Internet Services Ltd.
  31. 31. Data Center Operations Services –Business Continuity •Full business resiliency •All facilities of disaster recovery •Use of fully equipped private office (local or remote depending on number of people to accommodate) •Full resume of fundamental operations within 24 hours 31 Copyright © 2014 – Simplex Software & Internet Services Ltd.
  32. 32. Data Center Operations Services –Remote Hands & Eyes (RHE) •Receive and safely store customer equipment until ready for deployment •Storage of cold spares •Help in racking up and configuring equipment •Extend reach and sight –Visual inspection of equipment –Equipment and parts replacement –Machine restarting –Accompanying of third party engineers –Log reading 32 Copyright © 2014 – Simplex Software & Internet Services Ltd.
  33. 33. Data Center Operations Copyright © 2014 – Simplex Software & Internet Services Ltd. Services -Other •Web hosting, domain and DNS services •Application hosting •Dedicated servers •Managed servers •Solution design & implementation •Supply/procurement of equipment 33
  34. 34. Data Center Operations Managed Services & Support •For solutions designed by us or not •For solutions located in our Data Center or another, remote, location •Ensure 24/7/365smooth running of infrastructure/systems •Maximize systems and data availability •Systems administration, monitoring and management •Preventive action (upgrades/patches) and re-configuration •For servers, storage, network infrastructure (firewalls, switches, routers, etc.), security, operating systems, databases, etc. •Managed backup and restore 34 Copyright © 2014 – Simplex Software & Internet Services Ltd.
  35. 35. Data Center Operations Why Simplex •Single point of contact for all your IT needs •Strategic location •Workforce expertise •Partnership with global leading vendors (APC, Cisco, HP, etc.) •State-of-the-art Data Center •Physical and network security •Fully redundant and reliable core infrastructure with world- class SLAs •High bandwidth connectivity •Scalability •Operational Support 35 Copyright © 2014 – Simplex Software & Internet Services Ltd.
  36. 36. Data Center Operations Advantages of Using Simplex •Focus on core business thus increasing efficiency and most importantly profitability for your organization •Reduce IT-related capital expenditure and running costs •Enjoy the advantages of IT expertise without incurring the cost and effort to manage, maintain and operate an in- house IT department which cannot ever be fully fledged anyway •Peace of mind: highest levels of availability, reliability and security •Reduced time to market and lower costs of IT products and services •High customer service standards 36 Copyright © 2014 – Simplex Software & Internet Services Ltd.
  37. 37. Data Center Operations Contact Details Office Address 4th Floor, ZeniosCenter, 72 ThessalonikisStreet, Limassol3025, Cyprus Mailing Address: P.O.Box58058 Limassol3730, Cyprus Email: info@simplex.com.cy Website: www.simplex.com.cy Copyright © 2014 – Simplex Software & Internet Services Ltd. 37
  38. 38. Data Center Operations Q & A Thank You! 38 Copyright © 2014 – Simplex Software & Internet Services Ltd.

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