When selecting a colocation provider, data center design matters. Often operators advertise facilities designed to meet industry Tier ratings but aren’t independently certified even to basic standards. Uncertified infrastructure puts your business continuity plans at risk.

Recovery Point’s infrastructure meets and exceeds industry standards for security and reliability.

At the perimeter, no signage identifies the company or its mission. A DOS K12 (L3) /ASTM F2656 M50-P1 anti-ram barrier topped with a 10-foot personnel security fence encircles the campus. At the gate, visitors must be validated remotely or by authorized badge and security code. Inside the perimeter, hydraulic anti-vehicle barriers that can immobilize vehicles weighing up to 15,000 lbs. traveling at 50 miles per hour are prominently featured. Bollards, measured at four-foot intervals, keep vehicles away from the building.

Once inside, visitors must obtain access badges. Receptionists check visitor credentials at multiple sign-in desks located behind ballistic-rated bullet-proof glass. Badges allow limited access to the specific areas, such as client data storage rooms, temporary work areas, meeting space or overnight sleeping quarters. Two-factor authentication (iris-scan and fingerprint) is required for entry into sensitive areas within the building.

Uptime Institute Tier Certification

Uptime Institute’s Tier Standard is the globally recognized standard for data center reliability and overall performance. It helps enterprises, owners, and operators increase efficiency, reduce risk and cost, and meet the highest levels of infrastructure performance around the globe.

Recovery Point is proud to be one of the few data centers in the United States to receive multiple certifications from the Uptime Institute for Tier III Constructed Facility infrastructure. This certification ensures that the site infrastructure solutions, as represented in the design documents, were tested by the Uptime Institute to prove compliance.

With concurrent maintainability designed into all of our electrical and mechanical systems, our carrier neutral sites are purpose-built to mitigate risks associated with any single point of failure and can operate for extended periods without access to municipal utilities.

Snapshot of Recovery Point’s Headquarters

Site Security

  • Secure, Single-purpose Buildings
  • Strict Building Access Policies
  • Escort Only Data Center Protocol
  • Dual Factor, Biometric Security
  • 24x7x365 Video Surveillance
  • Mantraps with Card Access Systems

Electrical Infrastructure

  • Uptime Institute Certification at Tier III
  • 2N Transformer Services
  • 2N Diesel Power Plants
  • 2N UPS Services with 10-minute Runtimes
  • Standard Density up to 10kVA Per Rack
  • Seven-day, onsite diesel fuel supplies

Mechanical Infrastructure

  • Uptime Institute Certification at Tier III
  • 2N Cooling Plants
  • 2N CRACs
  • High Density, Rack-by-Rack Cooling
  • Redundant BMS Systems
  • Pre-action Dry Pipe and FM200 Systems

Connectivity

  • Layer 1 connectivity between all Recovery Point sites
  • Layer 1 (<1.5ms) access to 1,500+ networks, global carriers and peering points
  • Layer 1 (<1.5ms) access to all public cloud providers
  • Diverse Building Entry Points and DMARCs
  • Custom Network Implementations From 10G to 200G
  • 24x7x365 Traffic Monitoring and Threat Detection

Our facilities are home to a broad spectrum of public and private sector clients and are all audited against key national standards for site, network and data security, including both SOC2 and PCI-DSS and others. In addition, our methods are qualified against the most rigorous Federal and industry benchmarks so that clients, auditors and risk managers attain unconditional confidence in the integrity of Recovery Point services. 

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