WalkTheLot.com is run from our leased high-end servers located on a private firewalled network in Dallas Texas. These servers are completely managed and controlled by us and are not shared servers or virtual cloud servers... they are physical servers dedicated to all things WalkTheLot.com. In order to keep costs down, maintain control of data and also have direct local access to data, we do not use cloud storage platforms such as Amazon or Azure.
The secure data center is staffed 24/7/365. In the event of any outages, on location data center staff are notified and begin investigating and acting on our behalf according to documented procedures set forth by WalkTheLot.
Monitoring services are also active, and check vital server components (such as HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, CPU load, memory utilization, disk space, etc) every 5 minutes. If any negative results or outages are discovered, data center and WalkTheLot.com staff are immediately notified.
We operate our own web servers, FTP servers, mail servers, primary and secondary DNS servers, as well as primary and secondary SQL database servers.
Total network capacity is in excess of 250Gbps.
The network utilizes seven tier 1 providers, including, Level 3, Global Crossing, AT&T, AboveNet, NTT/Verio, and PCCW. In the event of a complete failure by even 6 of the 7 major network backbone providers, the network will continue to function due to network redundancies and fault tolerance.
The entire data center has complete power, heating, ventilation and air conditioning redundancy. If the data center were to experience power disruption for any reason, it would not suffer an outage because of complete power management and backup power generators.
All servers are backed up to remote backup servers twice per day. Additionally, SQL data is exported & also duplicated each day in case of a catastrophic data loss.Create Your Account