The Datacenters


At Security & Technology Alliance Group we believe that securing client data is the utmost priority and our complete white label branding solution is the way to do it. If your mission is the same and your clients value keeping their data safe, secure and in Canada then our data centre is a perfect place to keep it.

The state of the art systems we have in place are designed with a focus on data redundancy and replication. We utilize multiple high speed connections to the internet to bring your clients fast and secure cloud backup at a cost that allows you to set your own price.

With rapid self healing capabilities and a redundant multi-tiered system the data centre is designed to reach thousands of network’s quickly and securely.

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Fast, Redundant, Secure, & Flexible

We house your data in one of the largest facilities-based HP infrastructures in Canada. With ease of access and flexibility with restoration of your data you have control over some of the world’s most powerful infrastructure. The fully redundant datacentre is located here in Kingston, Ontario with a separate backbone in Mississauga, Ontario to ensure fully redundant systems and security.

100% Canadian Facilities to Secure Your Customers Data

Datacenter Specifications:

STAG has multiple 10 Gig diverse backbones interconnecting its datacenter and facilities.

  • Backbone links (Kingston – Toronto, Kingston- Oakville, Kingston -Montreal)
  • Diverse NNI w/Bell
  • Diverse NNI w/Utilities Kingston
  • Internet Peering w/Utilities Kingston

All personnel access to our facilities is only allowed through two token accesses—fob card and PIN. All non-staff visitors are escorted at all times by an authorized STAG representative. We record all activity at all locations within our data centers. CCTV security cameras monitor designated sensitive areas.

All systems in our data centers are monitored 24x7. Monitoring includes, but is not limited to, Ping monitors, disk, CPU, and memory utilization, content/URL monitoring for all Web applications, database connectivity, and Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) monitoring of hardware instrumentation—temperature, power supplies, RAID, fans, CPU temp, etc.

We use large displays in our NOC to alert our engineering staff of any outages or potential problems with all monitors. Monitors are set up not only to inform our staff when services are affected, but also to monitor indicators that may show a potential problem before it becomes service affecting so it can be resolved without impact to the customer.

STAG primary data center is compliant with PCI DCC, PIPEDA, and HIPAA. We are currently in the process of obtaining additional certifications such as SSAE16 which could be fast tracked if necessary. STAG also adheres to best practices in its operations and maintains focus on it environments.


Geographical Redundancy Data Centers

The Security & Technology Alliance Group Primary Data Center is located in Kingston, Ontario at 2 Gore St. The data center has more than 1,500 square feet of raised floor space, fully redundant UPS systems, dual main power feeds, back- up generator, high density capabilities, 24x7 building monitoring and security and extensive environmental support.

Among the features and capabilities of the STAG Data Center:

  • 1,500 square feet of raised floor space
  • 4,000 square feet of office space to accommodate employees
  • Battery backup for 120 minutes uptime at full load
  • Back-up generator with sufficient onsite fuel to support 72 hours of operations without refueling
  • 24x7 security provided by Chubb Edwards
  • Industry standard fire suppression systems
  • Fully redundant power and cooling capacity

More Datacentres for More Redundancy and Speed

In Partnership with Peer1

PEER 1 Hosting operates 16 state-of-the art datacenters in 14 cities across North America and Europe and 19 network points of presence (PoPs). Most are full service Colocation facilities. These locations include New York NY, Miami FL, Toronto ON, Vancouver BC, Los Angeles CA, and Portsmouth UK. The highly secure and redundant IT infrastructure of our datacenters protects your servers, web presence and business. In other words, we do everything humanly possible to keep you online all of the time.

24x7x365 In-House Network Operations Center and Datacenter Support

Our Network Operations Center (NOC) is unlike any other hosting provider’s, in that it is in-house and constantly monitors and controls all traffic on our FastFiber Network™ inside and outside of our datacenters. When you have an issue, they handle it personally, so it gets resolved quickly.

Our engineers and datacenter personnel manage every aspect of our facilities around the clock, as well. From security, to deploying devices, to handling the day-to day needs of our customers’ solutions, they are ready to act whenever you need them.

SSAE 16, CSAE 3416, and ISAE 3402 Certified

Our customers face an ever increasing compliance burden, and this is why PEER 1 Hosting is compliant with standards of SSAE 16, CSAE 3416, and ISAE 3402. These accreditations reflect controls which are in place over a period of time, commonly referred to within the industry as Type II. Our SSAE 16 certification, or equivalent (CSAE 3416 and ISAE 3402), shifts a bit of the financial reporting burden from our customers to PEER 1, as our customers can use our certification report to satisfy their own auditors. What this means is that we have undergone independent, in-depth audits of our control activities, including how we manage the hosting and network technologies and services that we provide to our customers. We renew this certification annually as it ensures that our internal controls are kept to the highest standards.

PEER 1 Hosting is also a Microsoft® Gold Certified Partner, Red Hat® Advanced Hosting Partner, and Safe Harbor certified.

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Member of the Center for Internet Security

PEER 1 Hosting is a member of CIS (Center for Internet Security). CIS is a nonprofit organization that serves as a central resource for the development and delivery of high-quality, timely products and services to assist its partners in government, academia, the private sector, and the general public in improving their cyber security posture. CIS Security Benchmarks, a division of CIS, is a community of organizations and individuals seeking actionable security resources. As part of this community, PEER 1 has access to Consensus Security Configuration Benchmarks, Scoring Tools, Consensus Security Metric definitions, and discussion forums where we are an integral stakeholder in collaborating on security best practices.

PEER 1 has leveraged these resources to develop Hardened Operating System templates that are available to PEER 1 customers who need an extra level of security to comply with Requirement 2.3 of the PCI DSS Standards.

Regulated Climate Control

Our heating ventilation air conditioning (HVAC) systems have full particle filtering and humidity control. The climate within each of our datacenters is maintained according to ASHRAE Guidelines. This ensures your mission-critical dedicated server and hardware is functioning at its best.

Redundant Power — Just in Case

Unlike some providers, we don't rely solely on the local power grid to guarantee around-the-clock power. Our onsite diesel-powered generators and uninterruptible power systems (UPS) deliver redundant power if a critical incident occurs, so that all operations are uninterrupted and your dedicated servers remain online. We regularly test our infrastructure to make sure it performs as designed in the event of an emergency. And we back it all up with our 100% Power Service Level Agreement (SLA) and 100% Network Uptime SLA.

Serious About Security

Our datacenters are locked and guarded, and can only be accessed by authorized PEER 1 Hosting personnel and our Colocation customers within our colocation pods. Monitored closed circuit television systems and onsite security teams vigilantly protect our datacenters around the clock, while military-grade pass card access and biometric finger scan units provide even further security.

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