Data Center Design
Evocative understands the paramount importance of site selection in ensuring the security and performance of our clients' data. Our commitment to safeguarding our clients' data is evident in the strategic selection of multiple sites in regions with low risk of natural disasters, as well as in safe areas with low crime rates and political instability.
Additionally, we have located our edge data centers in metros with vibrant ecosystems and internet exchanges that can enable robust interconnection that supports your digital transformation initiatives.
Evocative’s fully redundant data center architecture duplicates critical components, including power, cooling, water, and backup systems to ensure consistent data center operations. Our automated failover systems are thoroughly tested on a regular basis to ensure seamless transition in case of an incident.
Availability & Reliability
We carefully design and test critical system components for maintaining the availability and recoverability of our data centers. These components are monitored and tested regularly to ensure resiliency in virtually any situation.
Evocative data centers are carefully designed, engineered, and painstakingly optimized for space, security, power, connectivity, cooling, compliance, and more.
Evocative takes a the total cost of ownership (TCO) approach to facilities management. The goal of this approach is to ultimately boost reliability and uptime, increase productivity, and create skills-development opportunities that help attract and retain facilities management staff.
These benefits allow us to continuously improve our operations and provide significant value while at the same time reduce our overall costs and pass the savings on to our customers.
Advanced Cooling Systems
At Evocative, we utilize the latest cooling technologies with careful design and constant monitoring to ensure continuous and reliable operations. We combine our advanced cooling systems with fully redundant configurations that are tailored to the specific needs of each Evocative data center location.
Power and Backup Systems
At Evocative, we design, implement, operate, and maintain our power supply and distribution system with the utmost care to ensure seamless operations. We continuously monitor power usage and take proactive measures to prevent power system failures. This includes regular capacity planning and maintenance.
Evocative utilizes UPS and backup generators to provide the means for achieving reliable backup power. Our generators serve as long-term power backup while our UPS system serves as a bridge until the generators come online to support critical load.
Other Environmental Systems
At Evocative we install and maintain a variety of environmental systems, such as humidity control, fire suppression, and static electricity monitoring. These systems are an essential part of providing an ideal environment for the rigorous grind of everyday IT infrastructure.
Emerging technologies are generating explosive amounts of data across networks which is creating new computing and performance demands in the data center. Proactive design along with constant monitoring and test solutions are necessary to keep pace with new demands.
Evocative is constantly looking for new ways to optimize performance within our facilities and is taking advantage of the latest advances in servers, storage systems, networking components, and virtualization to power its data centers now and into the future.
Carrier-Neutral Data Centers
Our data centers are carrier-neutral meaning that we operate entirely independently of any one provider. We don't have any affiliation to any specific network partner and as a result, we offer our customers a diverse range of providers and cloud service options.
This approach helps to keep costs down by allowing direct competition within the center forcing ISPs to essentially bid for your business. With direct competition between internet service providers (ISPs), businesses can be sure they're getting the best deal for their investment. And with the ability to use multiple carriers, our customers gain added redundancy.
Evocative Global Network
Evocative maintains a resilient global network backbone to support the data center edge strategies of our customers. With our interconnected data centers and points of presence across global regions, you can leverage the Evocative Global Network to your advantage to reach your end-customers as efficiently as possible.
Network Connectivity Options
Evocative provides a full suite of network connectivity options to choose from, including data center cross-connects, Dedicated Internet Access (DIA), and Transport services – available in all Evocative data centers across the globe.
At Evocative, we don't just talk about security and tell you how important it is to us. It is something that is woven into our culture.
Our physical security strategy encompasses four layers - perimeter security, facility controls, computer room security, and cabinet access controls - to provide comprehensive protection against unauthorized access and insider threats.
Our physical security measures include perimeter monitoring, motion detection, zone access, and intrusion alarms. Technical controls, such as biometric and smart card-based access control, CCTV systems, and intrusion detection, further enhance our security posture.
Security is deeply ingrained in every aspect of our operations. It starts with conducting thorough background checks and verifications on each of our employees. From there, Evocative policies and procedures set a high standard that each employee is required to follow, including password-based access automatic workstation locking, documented change management and escalation procedures, security training and personnel, and more.
The Evocative support staff maintains internally documented operational procedures that establish approved methods for infrastructure operations and for customer support, with training and emphasis on security procedures. Documented deployment and upgrade procedures, and configuration version controls are all designed to provide protection from potential errors during configuration. If any policy violations occur, automatic alerts are sent to administrators to ensure prompt resolution.
Configurable Security Options
Security is a shared responsibility between Evocative and our customers. Evocative provides a full suite of configurable security options to add extra layers of security to your systems, including next generation firewalls (NGFWs), intelligent intrusion detection and prevention systems (IDS / IPS), SD-WAN, VPN services, and more. Evocative can optionally manage these devices with 24/7/365 monitoring and alerting by our in-house NOC/SOC.
Our data centers are engineered to adhere to many of the industry’s stringent compliance standards such as HIPAA, PCI DSS, SSAE 18, SOC 1/2, and ISAE 3402, and even boast LEED certifications for sustainability.
Each Evocative data center location is regularly audited against industry and internal standards to provide ongoing compliance by design to our customers. This ensures that all our security systems and processes meet the highest standards and any areas for improvement are promptly addressed.
At Evocative, reducing our carbon footprint is a key aspect of our data center design philosophy, going beyond just being a trendy concept. By consuming fewer non-renewable resources and cutting down on greenhouse emissions, we are not only contributing to a better environment, but also helping our clients manage increasing energy costs.
Our commitment to sustainability is reflected in our partnerships with power providers who prioritize renewable energy. Our goal is to power our data centers using the cleanest sources of energy possible, reducing our carbon footprint, and promoting renewable energy.
Through our energy management and sustainability practices, we aim to make a meaningful impact on the electrical grids across the U.S., conserving kilowatt usage by several megawatts every year. Our focus on optimizing energy usage at each data center unit translates into substantial cost savings, which we reinvest to further enhance our sustainability practices and secure the long-term viability of our data centers.
Governance & Risk Management
Governance in data center operations refers to the policies, procedures, and processes that are put in place to ensure that the data center is managed in an effective and efficient manner. It involves establishing clear roles and responsibilities, as well as monitoring and reporting mechanisms to ensure that the data center is running smoothly.
Risk management, on the other hand, is the process of identifying, assessing, and mitigating risks that could potentially impact the data center's operations. This includes risks related to security, availability, and compliance.
Governance and risk management are essential for ensuring the smooth and secure operation of our data centers. By implementing effective governance policies, procedures and monitoring mechanisms, and identifying, assessing and mitigating risks, Evocative can ensure that their data center operations are secure, available and compliant.
Where available, Evocative offers its colocation customers with additional amenities such as food/beverage break rooms, meeting rooms, and office space.
Evocative can also help your team with tools, carts, cabling, and more to make things go smoothly while they are here.