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WE BUILD EFFICIENT SERVERS

UnidenHosting.com, LLC custom builds our own highly-efficient servers. Being a second and third wheel provider in our early years of business, we've learned a thing or two and now that we are our own sole provider, we've been able to take that experience and actually apply it. This is a brutal key in the web hosting industry. All of our servers are high-performance computers that run all the time.. we don't bluff when we say our network uptime is 100%, we guarantee it. But what's good uptime if your servers don't chop up the hype? Our servers are the core of our data centers and business, and we've designed them to use as little energy as possible. We do this by minimizing power loss and by removing unnecessary parts. We also ensure our servers use little energy when they're waiting for a task, rather than hogging power when there’s less computing work to be done.

HOW WE DO IT

BY CUSTOMIZING OUR SERVERS TO RUN AT TOP EFFICIENCY

When it comes to hardware, we only use what's necessary for our applications to run. We remove unnecessary components like peripheral connectors and video cards. We also optimize our servers and racks to use minimal fan power. The fans spin just fast enough to keep our machines cool enough to run.

OPTIMIZING THE POWER PATH

For many years now, we've used very efficient power supplies. Similarly, we use highly efficient voltage regulator modules to ensure that most of the power goes to the components that do the actual computing work. We’ve cut out two of the AC/DC conversion stages by putting back-up batteries directly on the server racks. We estimate an annual savings of over 500 kWh per server—or 25%—over a typical system.

A typical server wastes up to a third of the energy it uses before any of that energy reaches the parts that do the actual computing. Servers lose the most energy at the power supply, which converts the AC voltage coming from a standard outlet to a set of low DC voltages. They then lose more at the voltage regulator, which further converts the power supply's output to the voltages required by microchips. Designed with low efficiency standards in order to save on initial cost, traditional servers end up costing much more in electricity in the long run.

CONTROLLING THE TEMPERATURE OF OUR EQUIPMENT

To help our equipment function optimally while continuing to save energy, we manage the temperature and airflow in our data centers and machines in simple, cost-effective ways.

This is what we're doing...

We raise the thermostat to 80°F. One of the simplest ways to save energy in a data center is to raise the temperature. It’s a myth that data centers need to be kept chilly. According to expert recommendations and most IT equipment manufacturers' specifications, data center operators can safely raise their cold aisle to 80°F or higher. By doing so, we significantly reduce facility energy use.

We plan by using thermal modeling. We use thermal modeling to locate “hot spots” and better understand airflow in the data center. In the design phase, we physically arrange our equipment to even out temperatures in the facility. Even after that, we can move certain equipment like computer room air conditioners (CRACs) to reduce hot spots and even out the ambient temperature—ultimately reducing the amount of time the CRAC must run.

We find inexpensive ways to manage airflow. To cut cooling costs and save energy, we prevent the “hot aisle” air behind the server racks from mixing with the “cold aisle” in front of the server racks. In our large data centers, we use appropriate ducting and permanent enclosures. In addition, we take simple measures well-suited for smaller “closet” style data centers. These efforts help to reduce the total amount of energy used for cooling. At the same time, they ensure that the cooler air we send into the cold aisles is truly cool enough to do its job.

COOLING WITH WATER—NOT CHILLERS

The electricity that powers a data center ultimately turns into heat. Most data centers use chillers or air conditioning units to cool things down, requiring 30-70% overhead in energy usage. At our data centers, we often use water as an energy-efficient way to cool instead.

The best way to reduce water usage in the data center is to reduce energy usage. That’s true in the processing and storage of data in a data center just as it’s true in the energy production at a power plant, or any other industrial process. In all those cases, we use water to create cooling. (Nuclear and coal-fired power plants, for example, consume about 500 gallons of water per megawatt hour of energy produced.)

Why is that? Using water for cooling in industrial processes works the same way that sweating works to cool our bodies – as the moisture evaporates, it takes the heat energy with it. In the data center, every bit of energy that comes in to the data center in the form of electricity needs to be cooled, and the most efficient way to do that is by evaporating water. Consider the parallel: When our bodies sweat and the air blows across our skin, the water evaporates and takes heat with it, so we cool down. Now imagine that our bodies didn’t sweat, so to cool ourselves we had to always be standing in front of a giant fan. That’s much less energy efficient.

To take the analogy a step farther: If our bodies aren’t as hot (because, say, they use energy more efficiently so don’t create as much heat) we don’t need as much sweat to cool down. The same concept applies in the data center: If the data center is more energy efficient – that is, uses less energy to run – then the data center doesn’t need as much water to cool. In fact, the relationship between energy use and water use is one-to-one, so if we cut energy use in half, for example, then we reduce our water use by half as well.

We trap hot air and cool our equipment with water. We've designed custom cooling systems for our server racks that we've named “Server Sauna” because they serve as temporary homes for the hot air that leaves our servers—sealing it away from the rest of the data center floor. Fans on top of each Server Sauna unit pull hot air from behind the servers through water-cooled coils. The chilled air leaving the Server Sauna returns to the ambient air in the data center, where our servers can draw the chilled air in, cooling them down and completing the cycle.

We take advantage of evaporate cooling. Evaporation is a powerful tool. In our bodies, it helps us maintain our temperature even when outside temperatures are warmer than we are. It also works similarly in our cooling towers. As hot water from the data center flows down the towers through a material that speeds evaporation, some of the water turns to vapor. A fan lifts this vapor, removing the excess heat in the process, and the tower sends the cooled water back into the data center.

We find inexpensive ways to manage airflow. To cut cooling costs and save energy, we prevent the “hot aisle” air behind the server racks from mixing with the “cold aisle” in front of the server racks. In our large data centers, we use appropriate ducting and permanent enclosures. In addition, we take simple measures well-suited for smaller “closet” style data centers. These efforts help to reduce the total amount of energy used for cooling. At the same time, they ensure that the cooler air we send into the cold aisles is truly cool enough to do its job.

We save and recycle water. To better conserve water, we power our data centers with 100% recycled water, and capture rainwater for cooling a third. The idea is simple: instead of using potable (or drinking) water for cooling, we use non-drinkable sources of water from the city and clean it just enough so we can use it for cooling. .

YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE A GENIUS TO KNOW—
A GREEN EARTH, IS A BETTER EARTH. Extending our equipment life cycle by
RECYCLING

From the moment we decide to purchase a piece of equipment to the moment we retire it, we reduce, reuse, and recycle as much as we possibly can. The world needs to go green, and we're green. Since opening our own data center, each year we've re manufactured and re purposed enough outdated servers to avoid buying over 200,000 new replacement parts and machines. As part of our commitment to keeping our customers' data safe, we destroy failed hard drives on site before shredding and recycling them.

We reduce by sourcing locally. Whenever possible, we use local vendors for heavier components like our server racks. Even if material is more expensive locally, we can recoup the extra cost by reducing shipping charges from farther locations where the material may be cheaper. By limiting the shipping distance, we reduce the environmental impact of transportation.

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We reuse existing machines. Before we buy new equipment and materials, we look for ways to reuse what we already have. As we upgrade to newer, higher-speed servers, we re purpose older machines either by moving them to services that don’t require as much processing power, or by removing and reusing the components that are still in good working condition.

We recycle as much as we can. At each location, we maximize the recycling of all our data center material. When we can’t re purpose our equipment, we completely erase any components that stored data, and then resell them into the market, giving this equipment a second life. We break down any components that can’t be sold into raw materials like copper, steel, aluminum, and plastics for responsible recycling.

ADDING RENEWABLE ENERGY TO OUR COMMUNITIES

We're promoting cleaner energy for a better future. Across our data centers, we're currently using renewable energy to power over 35% of our operations. We're committed to using renewable energy like wind and solar as much as possible. So why don't we build clean energy sources right on our data centers? Unfortunately, the places with the best renewable power potential are generally not the same places where a data center can most efficiently and reliably serve its users. While our data centers operate 24/7, most renewable energy sources don’t—yet. So we need to plug in to the electricity grid, and the grid isn’t currently very green, surprising huh? That's why we're working to green the electricity supply as a whole—not just for us, but for everyone.

We've added renewable energy to our communities with the help of local venders.

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We’ve purchased renewable energy from wind farms, adding new clean power near our data centers and the communities around us. We found an opportunity in Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs)—long-term contracts (typically 20 years) to buy clean energy from a particular producer.

When we enter into a PPA, we choose projects that add new renewable energy sources to the market. By providing developers with a solid commitment, we help them get the money they need to finance new clean energy facilities. In exchange, we get clean energy at competitive prices as well as the renewable energy certificates (RECs) to help reduce our carbon footprint. Together, we make the grid a little bit greener.

Here’s how a PPA works:
  • We purchase energy from a renewable project developer.

  • We then sell that energy right back into the grid at a wholesale price.

  • We apply the RECs to the non-renewable or "brown" energy used at our data centers.

We've also partnered with a utility provider to increase the amount of renewable energy powering one of our data centers, and with other utility partners to develop more options for large customers in the state that want to buy renewable energy. Until renewable energy is readily and constantly available in the areas where we have data centers, we'll continue to find creative ways to supply our data centers with clean energy.

CONTROLLING THE TEMPERATURE OF OUR EQUIPMENT


Network Guarantee

We guarantee that our data center will be available 100% of the time in a given month, excluding scheduled or emergency maintenance. Otherwise, we apply a 5% credit of your monthly fee for each 30 minutes of network downtime, up to 100% of your monthly fee for the affected server.


Infrastructure Guarantee

We guarantee that data center HVAC and power will be functioning 100% of the time, excluding scheduled or emergency maintenance. Otherwise, we apply a 5% credit of your monthly fee for each 30 minutes of data center infrastructure downtime, up to 100% of your monthly fee for the affected server.

DATACENTER OVERVIEW

Redundant Systems to Support Your Hosting Infrastructure

Everything from the design and security of our buildings to the network, power and cooling infrastructure that we utilize. With many years in the web hosting industry as a second man provider, we've carefully planned how we wanted to run our very own network once we got the chance to build one, with full redundancy and eco in mind, we're able to provide our customers with the highest quality experience possible while minimizing the environmental impact.


Tier-1 Premium Bandwidth

Providing the highest quality Internet connectivity and performance is our top priority. We have selected premium Tier-1 bandwidth providers, ensuring minimal latency and fast connections to all points of the global Internet. We are proud to feature direct connectivity with Cogent, Level3, Verizon, and Comcast. Our aggregate connectivity reaches an astounding 8,500+ networks just a single network away from our uplinks.

Power Systems

Our power systems feature extensive fault tolerance and resilience at every layer. From multiple uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) with redundant battery cabinets, to Liebert Precision and Eaton Power distribution units that handle final power transformation and distribution to racks, we ensure clean and consistent power to our data center equipment. Additionally, each facility has multiple emergency generators waiting on standby.

Cooling

Environmental processing systems include redundant Liebert Precision 22 ton up flow air conditioning units. Temperature and humidity are precisely regulated year round to ensure optimal equipment reliability. Each unit contains independent compressors and cooling loops to further enhance fault tolerance and reliability. Air filtration systems actively remove foreign particles from circulation and cycle the entire data center air supply in a matter of minutes.

Security On-Site

Data center access is strictly limited to technical staff. Specialized electronic security systems control access to the data center and are accompanied by a full complement of motion detecting security cameras which monitor the entire facility. Our data centers’ external walls are reinforced poured concrete and the building and grounds are patrolled regularly by an on-site security officer. In addition to an on-site security officer, our fully managed facilities have highly trained technicians on-site 24 hours a day, providing incredibly fast incident response times.

When you using our products, you’re also being good to the environment....

SO. WHY CHOOSE US?

18 YEARS IN THE WEB HOSTING INDUSTRY

Established in 1998, we are a web hosting firm that is considered a veteran in the web hosting industry with 18 years in business and over 20+ years of highly experienced staff. We provide our services to more than 500,000 customers today.

100% FULLY OWNED DATA CENTER

We own and operate our own 97,000+ sqft datacenter including all servers, routers, switches, and network. We are not resellers or wholesalers, so you are buying direct from the source, for superior value and service. Our main data center is located in the heart of the Colorado, we're truly in the center of it all! Our SSAE16 Type 2 certified data center overlooks Denver, and provides the safety, security, and reliability every customer needs.

WE'RE A GREEN COMPANY

Even though we rep pink—The servers hosted in our data centers do the work for you—around the clock and around the world. Our data centers use 50% less energy than the typical data center and are among the most efficient in the world. We’ve designed them to best use the natural environment and conditions. This means we use outside air in a cold climate or reuse water from a nearby water source to stay efficient even in hot, humid summers. We’ve worked hard to minimize the environmental impact of our data centers so that when you use our products, you’re being better to the environment.

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We take customer service extremely serious! We're so confident you'll love our service that if you cancel within the first 90 days, we will return all your money with no questions asked. So need not to worry, we won't stiff ya if you don't love us!

REAL 100% UPTIME GUARANTEE

You website won't ever see downtime. We're committed to providing you with the absolute best uptime in the web hosting industry, and that's why we offer a rock-solid 100% uptime guarantee. We'll credit you a month's service, FREE for any hour of interrupted service. ....Seriously.

REAL PERSON 24/7 365 SUPPORT

Real person in-house support team. They're here for you 24/7/365 via live chat, email, and phone. Our average response time is 20 minuets or less, guaranteed. We take customer support serious, so if we ever fall short to meet this commitment to you, we'll credit you a month's service FREE.

WE TRULY LOVE WHAT WE DO

We are a team of web hosting experts who truly are in love with what we do—a lot. It may sound like cliché, but it’s absolutely true. We've been doing this since 1998. We live to experience—the world of technology as it evolves every single day. This is our passion. This is our art. This is our LIFE!

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