All I. Q., Inc., our relationship with our clients continues
long after the web site is launched. We will administer all
the technical details associated with having your site hosted.
All I. Q., Inc. offers hosting on a dedicated network
for the Web hosting data center. All of the servers are connected
to a collision-free, low-latency, fully switched local network,
with multiple outgoing lines for redundant connectivity to
the Internet. We offer operating six fiber-optic circuits
(five DS-3's and one OC-3c), connected to five world-class
network service providers (commonly referred to as "backbones").
We pursue a private data delivery philosophy in order to avoid
the public exchanges as much as possible when routing our
network traffic. This includes hand-tuning the route selection
for every destination network on the global Internet, a process
revisited periodically to ensure optimum routing, as well
as relying on the standard fail over capabilities of BGP 4.
The custom routing configuration we offer provides:
Direct DS-3 and OC-3c connections to five national backbones:
UUNet (OC-3c), Digex, Sprint, SAVVIS, Genuity (sixth provider
on order for November; other OC-3c upgrades pending) Private
data delivery, utilizing our backbone providers to avoid public
exchanges, to hundreds of other backbones, regional networks,
corporations, and ISPs around the world. Private data delivery
via the fast-growing Pittsburgh Internet Exchange.
allows more than 90% of the outgoing traffic to avoid the
public exchanges entirely. We have less control, of course,
over inbound paths chosen by other networks, but we believe
that at present, at least 85% of the incoming traffic does
not pass through public exchange.