Sacramento Internet Datacenter (SMF1 IDC) Grand Opening

It’s been a long month for the Krypt Engineering team as we have spent hours building and preparing our new Sacramento flag ship Internet Datacenter (IDC) for service. With well over 1000 servers ready to go we’re still in the process of adding additional network capacity between Sacramento (SMF1) and our San Jose (SJC1) and Los Angeles (LAX1) POP’s. This will ensure diverse and redundant paths for network connectivity out of SMF1. SJC1 has also added direct carrier access with our existing providers China Unicom, China Telecom, TINET and  TeliaSonera.

With the commission of our new datacenter with over 22,000 sq ft of raised floor and 4MW of critical load power we are also pleased to announce the addition of Internap to the VPLS Network blend. Connectivity through Internap will ensure the best routing possible through Internap’s patented Managed Internet Route Optimizer (MIRO) technology which evaluates critical performance factors to select the best possible route to any given destination among the many possible paths.


VPLS Completes Trademark of word Krypt

VPLS Inc, a leader in dedicated and cloud server hosting headquarters in Orange, CA has completed the USPTO Trademark process for the service mark Krypt, registration number 4037909.

Word Mark KRYPT
Goods and Services IC 042. US 100 101. G & S: Providing online computer services in the field of web hosting, dedicated server hosting and virtual server hosting, namely, hosting websites for others, hosting software, and hosting other applications of others on dedicated and virtual servers; Computer consultation in the fields of web hosting, dedicated server hosting and virtual server hosting. FIRST USE: 19980512. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19980512
Standard Characters Claimed
Serial Number 85251033
Filing Date February 24, 2011
Current Filing Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Published for Opposition July 26, 2011
Registration Number 4037909
Registration Date October 11, 2011
Prior Registrations 3910912
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE


Krypt Rapid Deploy Servers!

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All servers come AS-IS with the additional hardware listed, server operating system and server OS language. Additional network and backup options can be added but this will add delay to the order setup time.

Note that deployment time listed is after the order has been verified by our Billing Department for new customers. Existing customers may purchase Rapid Deploy servers and receive the server details in minutes.


Journey to the East – The Opening of Our East Coast Datacenter

A few months back in the Summer of 2011, we pondered opening a new data center to cater to our growing number of customers in the Central and Eastern regions of the USA and Europe. With so many things going on this project got moved further back until finally everything came together in October. As our engineers prepped the servers and network equipment we sat there wondering what if we decided to take a road trip across the USA? At first I wasn’t excited about spending over 3 days in a car driving from coast to coast when we could just fly 6-7 hours especially with JetBlue’s DirectTV service, it would be super quick from LGB –> IAD.

As the departure date approached we changed our minds and decided to make this once in a life time journey to the East! Our team consisted of 5 people, Ted, Taka, Michael, Vince and myself. The journey began from our office in Orange, CA and the following route was proposed:

The trip would be over 3300 miles with the goal of seeing as much of the USA as possible in a single journey. We ended up taking the following route because of 3 major reasons:

  • stop by Las Vegas, NV first!
  • see the Colorado Rockies before a storm hits
  • I-70 is better then taking the I-40 as the road becomes a standard highway in many parts

The journey we planned and followed looked like this covering over 2800 miles and taking over 60 hours of non stop driving.

We left Orange,CA at 12:00 midnight Sunday October 30th and made it to Las Vegas around 3:00AM. A few guys decided to play some cards at the M Resort to test their luck. We eventually made it out of Las Vegas and into St George, Utah where our road trip on I-70 really began. We ventured through Zion National Park and Dixie National Forest. The pictures below can’t describe the natural beauty or Utah’s canyons and forests.

Since we’re a big Brocade / Foundry Networks shop we thought this was rather funny!

We eventually made it to Vail, Colorado then Denver at around 9:30PM local time. We decided to visit Denver Bronco’s Mile Stadium after their crushing lost to the Detroit Lions. (Go 49ers!)

Tasty billboard.

While looking for places to eat we decided to consult Adam Richman and his popular show Man vs Food. Duffy’s Cherry Cricket came highly recommended for their world famous burgers and brew and it did not disappoint! Make sure you try the Green Chili and add an egg / green chile to your Cricket Burger!

After hours of driving through the night we passed through the entire state of Kansas ending up in Kansas City, MO. We stopped by the famous Midway Travel Plaza where the reality show is filmed. A couple hours later we ended up in St. Louis, MO and visited the famous Arc, gateway to the West, or in our case the East.

Since Man vs Food didn’t disappoint in Colorado we tried our luck again visiting Pappy’s Smokehouse. They ran out of chicken and beef so we ended up with ribs, pulled pork, turkey and a Fritto Pie. The meats were all dry but the Fritto Pie was awesome. Overall we weren’t too impressed with Pappy’s but then again they were about to close early for Halloween.


After leaving St Louis we headed to Indianapolis, IN and ate a late dinner at a surprising place called The Ball & Biscuit. We tried almost everything on the menu from crab cakes to a 1-lbs meatball, grilled cheese, gumbo and hot dogs. EVERYTHING was amazing!

Night time rolled around again and we were about 800 miles from our destination. Heavy fog slowed us down while crossing though Indiana and Ohio into West Virginia. We went through Morgantown, PA for a bit then back through the hills of West Virginia into Virginia. At 12:30 in the afternoon and over 60+ hours in the car we finally arrived at our new datacenter in Ashburn, Virginia!

Check back on our road trip back home!!

Krypt Expands East

VPLS and it’s hosting brands and are proud to announce the grand opening of our first East Coast data center located in Ashburn, Virginia. The new Internet Data Center (IDC) dubbed “IAD1” will be home to select server packages for now as well as our Krypt Cloud Servers offering bi-coastal redundancy or geographical coverage for our customers around the world. Krypt and HiDefServers expect to support orders from these data centers by November 4th, 2011!

VPLS’ IAD1 IDC housed at DuPont Fabros ACC5 data center  boasts some impressive statistics such as the following:

  • 36.4MW Critical Load
  • 360,000 sq ft on 17.15 acres of land
  • 350 watts per sq ft specifications
  • 32 Rotary UPS power systems with 1,300 kW of critical output each, N+2 redundancy for each phase
  • 32 diesel-powered engine generators with 2,250 kW capacity each, N+2 redundancy for each phase
  • Four 50,000 gallon underground diesel storage tanks for 55 hours of run time
  • Dual Input 300 kVA PDUs – 600 volt primary
  • Conventional smoke detector and laser based incipient smoke detection systems and double interlockedpre-action sprinkler system
  • Carrier Neutral facility
  • LEED Standard Tier III+ facility
  • SAS 70 Type II certification