iAsiaWorks maintains Internet Data Centers in some 13 countries from Asia to the US with capacity-on-demand access to iAsiaWorks' IP backbone and the ability to allow your company to grow with relay racks and cabinet space for telecommunications and IP networking equipment and related services.
Other features found in their facilities include custom-designed cable plant and other IP infrastructure for co-location, hosting and connectivity customers. To keep these up and running, they provide network monitoring and technical support, 24 x 7 reliable power supply with backup systems and uninterrupted air-conditioning and ventilation.
Their “next-generation” IDCs, called Super-Hubs, are located in Hong Kong, Seoul and Taipei. These centers claim to offer one Service Level Agreement guaranteeing 99.999 percent reliability and another SLA for different types of bandwidth. They also provide custom SLAs to meet specific needs. Their services engineering team can design configurations to ensure almost zero downtime.
iAsiaWorks’ Super-Hub IDCs are designed to have two of every critical system, plus a spare (2N and N+1). That means full back-up for wiring, cooling, Universal Power Systems, diesel generators and other essential systems.
Pricing varies between the different countries, depending on the services offered, whether the customer is hosted at their first generation or second-generation facilities (in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Korea iAsiaWorks operates both new Super-Hub IDCs and their previous first-generation IDCs), and whether the customer has a contract for hosting in multiple countries. This creates a broad range of possible-pricing scenarios. Speaking very broadly, pricing could start at about US$500 per month and go up to hundreds of thousands of dollars, depending on customer requirements.
iAsiaWorks does not plan on resting on their laurels. Besides supplying the full range of basic services such as bandwidth, co-location space and remote hands, they also offer global and local load balancing between their IDC facilities, and a range of professional services to meet customers’ infrastructure needs. They also hope to introduce storage and upper-end monitoring and maintenance services in the third quarter of 2001.
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