Datacenter & Infrastructure

Data Center & Infrastructure

BRD Webhost services are provided by a state-of-the-art, climate controlled data center located in Chicago Illinois, built in 2010 with secure physical access and redundant power sources to ensure stable and reliable service. Our redundant network infrastructure is engineered to include multiple pathways for data to flow smoothly through Steadfast networks. The servers have strict limits, unlike many companies that oversell their service, BRD Webhost does not oversell. By maintaining proper limits we can ensure that server loads are kept within acceptable ranges. Hosting is provided on high end Linux servers with Intel Xeon 16 CPU with 12Gb of ram.

Experienced system and network engineers staff the facilities 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, providing the type of responsiveness that is needed to maintain a high performance datacenter. The network is protected against distributed Denial of Service (DOS) attacks. By combining exceptional equipment, balanced server loads, and effective network monitoring and maintenance we feel we can offer the most stable solution for your mission critical hosting needs.

The Data Center

  • Data Center Space: Up to 30,000 square feet of raised floor
  • Floor Load: 250 pounds per square foot
  • Security: Proximity Card and Biometric Access Controls, 24/7 Security Camera Monitoring/Recording
  • IT Staffing: 24/7 On-Site Systems Administrators
  • Power Density: Up to 10kw per Cabinet
  • Audits: SAS70 / SSAE16 Audited


  • Utility Power: 5MW
  • Power Distribution: Starline busway for nearly instant deployment
  • UPS: N+1 750 kVA Chloride UPS (Expandable to 4.5 MW), Minimum 15 Minute Battery Capacity
  • Generator: 1.5 MW Caterpillar Generator (Expandable to 3x 1.5MW), Pull-up Generator Tap
  • Chillers: N+1 230+ Ton Smardt Chillers (Expandable to 1050 Tons), 2N Redundant Pumps
  • CRAC: 4x 70 Ton Stulz Units (Expandable to 20x 70 Ton), N+1
  • Fire Suppression: VESDA Particulate Detection, Clean Agent Extinguishers, Pre-Action Dry Pipe Sprinkler


  • Fiber Diversity: Dual fully diverse fiber paths, building entry points, and in-building riser
  • Available Networks: Level(3), NTT, Tinet, nLayer, Steadfast Networks, Abovenet, AT&T, Verizon, Qwest, Sidera, Cogent, and Atlantic Metro
  • Transport Services: 1.25 Gbit/sec and 10 Gbit/sec DWDM Waves and Layer 2 Transport to 600/700 Federal and 350 E Cermak Rd
  • Internal Cabling: Cat6/6e for 10 Gigabit Ethernet, Single-Mode and Multi-Mode Fiber, Overhead Cable Trays