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OK, I fell behind again.  Here is the update from Dec. 30.  The holidays have slowed things down a little, but progress is still being made.

Basement Construction Progress Summary:
Existing Electrical Room: Temporary transformer installed and wired; awaiting ComEd confirmation for shutdown.
Boiler Room: Demo of existing boilers and related piping in-progress.

7th Floor Construction Progress Summary:

Demolition: Complete.
Walls: Complete.
Doors: Doors & frames installed except double door and suite entry door.
Floors: Completed except for wax.
Ceilings: Complete.
Voice/Data Security: Boxes installed, wiring in-progress
Millwork/Plumbing: Sink & appliances complete. Plumbing complete including icemaker water line.

8th Floor Construction Progress Summary:
Demolition: Complete.
Walls: Partition framing complete – gypsum board not installed
Floors: Raised floor laid-out over the underlayment
Ceilings: Uni-strut threaded rod installation in-progress.
Electrical: Roughing in-progress for switching, lights, voice/data and security,
Plumbing: Plumbing tie to 7th floor break area sink complete.

And here are the pictures: http://steadfast.net/images/dec30progress.pdf

NTT Circuit Now Live

Posted in Networking on December 31st, 2009

We have just turned down our Savvis 10 GigE circuit and replaced it with a 10 GigE circuit from NTT.  NTT should expand our global network reach, improving overall speed and reliability.  We have been happy with the service from Savvis over the past 6 years, this decision was not made lightly, but Savvis has been focusing on their financial network services instead of their overall network footprint.  For us, this stagnation is not good for our network reach and quality, so we have instead extended a relationship with a global Tier 1 carrier in NTT.

NTT is Japan's primary telecommunications company and one of the 50 largest corporations in the world.  It has continued rapid growth of it's network and is currently the 2nd largest telecommunications company in the world with $103 billion in annual revenue.  We are looking forward to this new relationship with NTT.

If you are experiencing any network issues, such as increased latency, please contact our network operations department at noc@steadfast.net

Data Center Construction Report - Dec. 23

Posted in Data Centers on December 29th, 2009

This report arrived to me right after I left for the day on the 23rd and then the holidays arrived, so sorry for the delay.

Basement Construction Progress Summary:
Existing Electrical Room: Temporary transformer installed and wired; awaiting ComEd confirmation.

7th Floor Construction Progress Summary:
Demolition: Complete.
Walls: Painting in-progress
Doors: Doors & frames installed except double door and suite entry door. Door painting in-progress.
Floors: Completed except for wax. Anti-static wax applied next week.
Ceilings: Complete.
Voice/Data Security: Boxes installed, awaiting wiring
Millwork:    New cabinets installed including countertop. Awaiting sink & appliances

8th Floor Construction Progress Summary:
Demolition: Complete.
Walls: Partition framing complete – gypsum board not installed
Floors: Latex coat over carpet glue complete and sealed.
Ceilings: Uni-strut laid-out and anchors installed.
Electrical: Roughing in-progress for switching, lights, voice/data and security, new 20 amp, 42 circuit panel installed for office space/general use.
Plumbing: Minor plumbing work started.

Then here are pictures: http://steadfast.net/images/dec23progress.pdf

Happy Holidays!

Posted in Our Customers on December 23rd, 2009

Well, I'm getting ready to head up to visit family for Christmas and wanted to wish everyone a "Happy Holidays!" before leaving.  I hope everyone has safe travels and takes the time to enjoy the company of friends and family.

Our sales and billing staff will be taking advantage of the holiday, traveling out of state to visit friends and family, so our sales and billing offices will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, December 24 and 25.  If you have any urgent requests, please contact the support department, which is always manned 24/7, even over holidays.  That means, if you need to submit a ticket over the holiday, please show your gratitude to the techs working, who are giving up their holiday to help you.

Data Center Construction Report - Dec. 16

Posted in Data Centers on December 18th, 2009

With more finish work getting done in the office areas and the floors being finished in the data center space things are starting to look more complete, though there is still a lot to go.  Once the raised flooring gets put in though, things will start looking more like a real data center.

Here is the status update as of Dec. 16:

Basement Construction Progress Summary:
Existing Electrical Room: Concrete transformer housekeeping pad complete.  Temp transformer on-site awaiting installation. Conductors pulled from new CT cabinet to exist switch board and transformer location.

7th Floor Construction Progress Summary:
Demolition: Complete.
Walls: Modifications complete awaiting paint.
Doors: Doors & frames installed except double door and suite entry door.
Floors: Floor prep complete. VCT tile installation in-progress.
Ceilings: New lighting and ceiling tile installed.

8th Floor Construction Progress Summary:
Demolition: Complete.
Walls: Partition framing complete – gypsum board not installed
Floors: Latex coat over carpet glue complete and sealed.
Ceilings: Painting complete.
Electrical: Roughing in-progress for switching, lights, voice/data and security.
Plumbing: Existing plumbing removed. Minor plumbing work started.

Then here are the pictures: http://steadfast.net/images/dec16progress.pdf

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