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Our Hosting Datacenter

Facilities

All of Roar Solutions servers are housed in private datacenter space operated in the newly renovated 427 LaSalle data center facility located adjacent to the Chicago Board of Trade in downtown Chicago. The building is one of Chicago's preeminent carrier hotels and was designed to meet the security, interconnection and power requirements of the world's leading financial institutions. 427 S. LaSalle has been at the heart of Chicago's communications thoroughfare since 1919 when it was built by Western Union and significantly renovated in 1999 and 2007. As one of Chicago's most connected colocation sites, many carriers and service providers also offer easy access to network with other POPs at 111 N. Canal, 600 S. Federal and 350 E. Cermak.

Chicago is one of the most connected cities in the world, and it's central location makes it the optimum location for serving Internet content. Chicago serves as one of North America's largest Internet hubs and is home to every major network provider. Most of the fiber optics that connect the East and West coasts of the United States run through Chicago and this yields low latency to both coasts as well as to Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.

Chicago was recently rated the greenest city in the US for datacenter locations. A recent study showed Chicago was much more energy efficient and produced only a small fraction of carbon emissions than other datacenter locations. Chicago was also recently ranked one of the safest cities in the United States with a very low risk for natural disasters ahead of other cities in Texas, California, Florida and the East Coast - all of which have a much greater risk for hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes and floods than Chicago.

Datacenter Statistics

  • 162,000 Square Feet
  • SAS 70 Type II Certified Datacenter
  • Two 6 MegaWatt, 3 phase power feeds from multiple power sub-stations
  • 2N and N+1 UPS Battery Power
  • 2N Diesel Generator Backup Power with 10,000 gallon Diesel supply tank
  • 1800 Ton N+1 Chilling Plant
  • VESDA Dual-interlock, dry-pipe pre-action fire suppression system
  • Automatic logic monitoring of all critical equipment
  • 24x7 Security Staffing and CCTV Surveillance
  • Biometric Scanners for Datacenter Access
  • Mantraps and Optical Turnstiles at entrance


Server Software:

We use cPanel/WHM, ServerShield hardening and optimization, route-optimized bandwidth and is fully managed by our co-location team in Chicago

Firewall and Brute Force Protection
Advanced Firewall (CSF) and Brute Force Protection (LFD) is installed and configured on your server. All ports which are not needed are blocked off, and we employ both ingress and egress filtering methods to provide the highest level of protection against attacks.

Spam Prevention and Anti-Virus
We deploy an enhanced anti-spam configuration that goes beyond what is normally included with cPanel to maximize spam reduction while keeping false positives to a minimum. We use a custom blend of Realtime Blocklists (RBLS), SpamAssassin, ClamAV Anti-Virus, SMTP-level hardening, and more which are updated continuously.

Operating System Hardening
Starting at the network level, we optimize the Linux TCP/IP stack for maximum performance and then harden the system against common network level attacks. At the Operating System level, we remove all unnecessary packages, disable unused services and processes, and configure system daemons for increased security and performance.

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