A Secure and Hardened Location for Your Data in the Cloud

Data Center in the USA

Location: Switch Communications Data Center – Las Vegas, Nevada - http://www.switchlv.com

Switch Communications is a leading American provider of data centers and colocation services, and holds more than 177 patents for data center cooling systems and layout design. Switch currently operates seven high-security data centers, known as (Super)NAPs. Switch’s current list of more than 500 satisfied customers includes all kinds of companies from startups to multinational corporations. Its location in the Nevada desert provides added security and minimizes the chances of natural disasters.

The Switch facility is the only carrier-neutral colocation data center in the world that meets the highest standard of The Uptime Institue including: Tier IV certification and Tier IV Gold certification for Operational Sustainability.



Physical security

  • Security staff on duty 24/7
  • Armed security guards on duty 24/7
  • Massive security fence with high deterrent potential
  • More than 200 video cameras – recordings are kept for more than 90 days
  • Motion detection systems
  • Fire detection and extinguishing system with photoelectric and VESDA (Very Early Smoke Detection Apparatus) monitoring

Access security

  • Secured personnel airlock entry
  • Biometric access controls
  • Keycard access only

SwitchNAP complies with the following standards

  • Uptime Institue Tier IV Design and Constructed facility certifications
  • Uptime Institute Tier IV Gold certification for Operational Sustainability
  • AICPA – SSAE-16 SOC1 Type II
  • AICPA – SSAE-16 SOC2
  • AICPA – SSAE-16 SOC3
  • IAASB ISAE 3402 Standard
  • PCI – DSS (Sections 9 and 12)
  • Other standards can be guaranteed on request: HIPAA, FDIC, FRB, NERC-CIP


  • N+2 cooling with innovative, eco-friendly airflow design
  • Ultrasonic air humidification


  • Dual access to every data center
  • Mixed BGP-4 routed network connection via various leading providers, including Level3, Verizon, TW Telecom and Cogent
  • ProfitBricks’ redundant Infiniband networks extend over different buildings and fire zones within each data center to minimize fire risks and provide maximum data security


  • Multiple cabling and network connections
  • Extremely high degree of efficiency
  • More than 140 diesel generators with enterprise-level service contracts
  • Fuel capacity of several thousand liters on the site
  • Delivery contracts ensure preferential fuel delivery