Waco is the next best thing to Houston
- Conveniently located
- Highly available facility
- Remote office environment
- Overnight and long-stay accommodations
- Highly available connectivity
- Separate power generation zones
- Outside of the FEMA 500 year flood plain
- Professional consulting services
- Private cloud & managed services
- Strong references and senior executive team
It’s hurricane proof and convenient
Located 180 miles northwest of Houston and over 200 miles from the Gulf Coast, Clearview’s Texas STAR Data Center in Waco is far enough away from hurricanes, but a short driving distance. When hurricanes and other natural disasters threaten Houston, airports shut down. With our location in Waco you have more than 10 routes from Houston. Everyone remembers the traffic situation during Rita. It took over 36 hours to drive to Dallas and more than 24 to get to Austin. With our location in Waco, it’s a quick trip. With a wide variety of egress routes to choose from, you can always take the road less traveled by.
Enterprise Tier 3+ facility
The Texas STAR Data Center is designed around an underground nuclear fallout shelter that provides for the utmost security and stability. The hardened shell component of the building has 12-inch walls and is rated to withstand a category 5 tornado. There’s a 9,000-square-foot tightly-sealed basement bunker. Add to that redundant power, connectivity, diverse Internet fiber paths and 24-7 accessibility 365 days a year. The Texas STAR Data Center is a Tier III+ with Tier IV aspects, N+2 data center. This facility, like all Clearview centers, features the highest commitment to security. Designed specifically for disaster recovery, this site practices multi-level security protocol that includes biometric card readers, staff onsite 24 x 7 x 365, illumination, intrusion detection, redundant network and power, among others features.
- N+1 power, G enerator, UPS, PDU, CRAC configuration
- Multi-carrier fiber
- 30,000 SF of potential Raised Floor
- Power and cooling available to support extreme densities
- 200 watts per square foot
- Overhead cable trays
- Gas-based Fire Suppression System
- 24×7 staffed NOC
- Biometric Security Access
- Fully monitored and managed facility
- Magnetic key cards
- DVR Cameras
- Outside 500-year flood plain
- SSAE-16 Audited
Work Force Business Continuity
A critical component of any business continuity disaster recovery plan is a reliable and secure contingency worksite. In the event of disaster or business disruption, relocating employees and operations is crucial to getting business back up and running as soon as possible.
QuickConnectsm Business Recovery Center is located adjacent to the Texas Star Data Center for convenient workforce continuity and business continuance operations. Click here for more details.
There are 5 major carriers, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, Consolidated Communications, Time Warner and Grande. This facility is capable of providing redundancy, including overseas. The Texas STAR Data Center is linked via redundant fiber to our North Dallas data center and also to the InfoMart on Stemmons Freeway in Dallas, which currently serves as the main carrier hotel for the area. Through our redundant fiber connection to the InfoMart we can literally connect to any carrier in the world.
A wide variety of hotels, motels, and bed & breakfasts are avail able in Waco. You get to choose from over 4,000 hotel rooms which include 4 star ratings according to your business continuity budget. Also, there are many RV parks and Campgrounds. Waco is a convenient and safe choice for operation relocation. It’s only 2 ½ hours from Houston. It’s convenient to stay for a long period of time and a manageable driving distance when the disaster is over and your main production is back up and running. You can avoid all of the people that will be traveling to the major cities when there is a regional emergency in Houston and the surrounding area.
Outside of the major metro area power zones (Houston, Dallas, Austin, San Antonio), Clearview’s Texas STAR Data Center is not dependent on one city’s power generation and is on separate power substations to deliver redundant availability. We deliver A+B power feeds from redundant substations all the way into your cabinet. We are concurrently maintainable.
Outside the 500 Year flood plain
Clearview’s Texas STAR Data Center is located outside the FEMA 500-year floodplain and out of reach of hurricanes and flooding.
IT Consulting and Data Center Services
Our consulting practices are focused on making good business decisions (Sourcing Advisory), designing the vision prior to sourcing (IT Architecture), planning for the possibilities (IT Disaster Recovery) and lowering the risk of transition (Houston Data Center Migration). It is this pragmatic consulting approach that leads us to continue launching complementary long-term solutions such as data centers, managed services, and cloud computing.
Private Cloud and Managed Services
Cloud computing may have as many definitions as the term IT itself, but Clearview is focusing its cloud on high-value, quickly deployed, cost optimized solutions that leverage cloud infrastructures. Our recommendation to clients is to consider cloud virtualization solutions that:
- Attain and accelerate infrastructure consolidation, and
- Enhance disaster recovery and business continuity
VMware is the dominant provider of cloud computing software. At Clearview, we engage with our clients to help consolidate their in-house systems and we create private cloud computing environments for them as a service. VMware’s tools and software systems enable both. Our VMware administration leverages everything from VMware’s physical to virtual tool kits to the live application migration capability in Metro VMotion. We see real business value in the VMware services such as vCloud Director, SRM, D RS, and VDI.
Clearview is a unique and valuable partner for cloud strategy and execution. We leverage a broad offering that starts with IT architecture, develops with IT sourcing, moves to data center migration, balances in-house and third party data centers, and completes with a re-established BCDR plan.
Private clouds may be best deployed internally, with private cloud hosting companies, and across multiple sites for resiliency and recovery.
Clearview clients range from Fortune 500 to medium size enterprises. The Clearview executive team gives you decades of outsourcing, leadership, operations, infrastructure, compliance, and managed services experience. Leaders have tenure with companies such as AT&T, Avaya, Lucent, ACS, Platinum Technology, Power Computing, Accenture, LSG Sky Chefs and Uniden to name a few. We’re always available to discuss your data center and BCDR plans. To learn more, visit http://www.clearviewfocus.com or call us at 214.219.2815.