Why Choose A Small Orange?

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World-Class Facilities

In order to provide the uptime, speed, and connectivity that you need, A Small Orange employs 2 state-of-the-art data centers in Detroit and Dallas.

Both boast high-performance, carrier-neutral networks, and provide all the security and redundancy you'd expect. Check out the specs, and see for yourself:

Of course, you’ll find that our hosting facilities provide all of the security and redundancy that you expect. Our data centers are monitored over CCTV, and our servers are located behind multiple redundant lines of physical security. Climate control, fire suppression, redundant power batteries and diesel power are all standard.

Technicians are available in our data centers around the clock, and we are constantly implementing new procedures and technology in order to maintain the cutting edge.

Dallas Data Center

Dallas, TX Facility:

  •   68,000 square feet of raised floor
  •   SSAE 16 SOC 1 audited facility
  •   300lbs/square foot leads
  •   Single tenant, single-story building
  •   Redundant HVAC with Liebert air handlers
  •   Each CRAC unit supported by independent roof mounted condenser


Contains a fully redundant, 2N architecture for high density applications, and:

  •   11.1 MW power capacity
  •   Onsite fuel with over 50,000 gallons capacity
  •   Power-to-space ratio of 250 watts/square foot
  •   2n power through four (4) autonomous power plants
  •   Six (6) backup diesel generators on standby
  •  Generators tested weekly and routinely run at full load


  •  24x7x365 on-site support technicians
  •  Biometric access
  •  Physical ID check
  •  Full CCTV surveillance backed by digital recording on file for 90 days
  •  Multiple layers of security and authentication; including card key, PIN, and biometrics required for facility entrance


  • A high performance IP managed premium network
  • Multi-homed, carrier neutral
  • Two distinct BGP network meshes for diverse peering:
  •  Level3, Abovenet, TimeWarner, Suddenlink
  •  Level3, Cogent, Global Crossing, IP Transit
  • Arbor Networks PeakFlow DDoS detection
Detroit Data Center

Detroit, MI Facility

Features and specifications include:

  •     7,000 sq feet of raised floor
  •     SSAE 16 type I&II audited facility
  •     250lbs/sq foot raised floor capacity
  •     Single tenant, single-story building
  •     Redundant N+1 HVAC underfloor cooling


  •     600 Amp commercial utility power feed from Detroit Edison
  •     250 KVA UPS battery power with A/B power feeds
  •     300 KW diesel generator with 5,000 gallons onsite fuel capacity
  •     N+1 automatic transfer switch for redundant failover capacity between UPS & Generator
  •     Generator tested weekly with load


  •     24x7x365 on-site support technicians
  •     Physical ID check and keycard access
  •     Full CCTV surveillance backed by digital recording on file


  •     High performance IP Managed network
  •     Arbor Networks PeakFlow DDoS Mitigation
  •     Multi-homed BGP meshed network for diverse peering
  •     Network providers include:
  •     Level3, Global Crossing, Savvis, Cogent
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