Infrastructure & Facilities
Main Data Center
Host Color Europe (HCE) operates from data centers based out of Amsterdam, Netherlands (Evoswitch) and Sofia, Bulgaria. Our main European site is the Sofia data center. It is located inside a Tier 4 class facility designed to host mission critical IT systems. See how it looks like on the pictures below.
The data center has a scalable power infrastructure with the highest possible level of reliability, N+1 redundancy for every power system element, delivering the highest power quality and uptime to our customers.
The data center is equipped with uninterruptible UPS that prevent power spikes, surges, and brownouts while redundant backup diesel generator group provides additional fuel to keep the data center powered up in the event of public utility failure. The entire electrical system has built-in redundancy to ensure continuous operation. Four independent electrical feeds @10kVA, to two different 110kVA grid sub-stations, are powering a transformer station with two redundant transformers. The facility operates a redundant (N+1) HVAC system and provides stable air flow, temperature and humidity essential for equipment operation.
The other Tier 4 standards that apply are:
- All routers, switches and servers are served by multiple independent distribution paths
- The IT equipment is dual-powered
- The whole infrastructure is concurrently maintainable, which guarantees 99.982% availability
- All cooling equipment is independently dual-powered, including chillers and heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems
- Fault-tolerant site infrastructure with electrical power storage and distribution facilities guaranteeing 99.995% availability
Host Color Europe (HEC) operates a fully-redundant (ASN AS44553) network that features uplinks to Cogent, Spnet and B-IX.net. We are also connected to Amsterdam Internet Exchange, DE-SIX (Frankfurt Internet Exchange), Polish Internet Exchange (PLIX) and a few more smaller European Internet exchange points through B-IX, providing our customers with best possible connectivity to the whole Europe (Easter Europe in particular), Russia, Ukraine, Turkey and Middle East.
Other Data Centers
All European Shared Hosting plans, Reseller Accounts and Virtual private servers are hosted in the Sofia data center (see picture above) unless other specified. Our Dedicated server customers can choose between the Sofia data center and Evoswitch facility based out of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.