Services

 

 

 

  •  STP is able to offer its IaaS, PaaS and SaaS services at dramatically reduced cost because we believe in radical innovation, developing local resources and empowering the communities in which we operate.

 

1. FACILITIES & SECURITY

Receive and redeploy underutilized/abandoned rural assets (such as decommissioned schools, factories, etc.) to reduce building costs while achieving robust security requirements through software and network WAN RAID (custom file system based on open source initiatives). We are also reactivating existing dark fiber to link multiple facilities, creating tightly-coupled computing clusters.

 

2. COOLING

Run the facilities cheaply without the massive HVAC-CapEx and HVAC-OpEx (up to 50% of a normal data center’s cost) by exclusively using outside forced air for cooling to achieve a very low PUE (Power Usage Effectiveness).

 

3. POWER

Run the data centers on DC power, dramatically reducing energy consumption and upfront capital requirements. Supplement utility power by using local renewable/clean energy generation and storage solutions.

 

4. LABOUR

Staff the data center with local hires trained through Compufarm non-profit eduction initiatives which include programs in CLOUD SERVICES and DATA CENTER OPERATIONS. Teachers come from Compufarm and STP and they will to be supplemented with labour from Aizu University and additional professionals (some remotely).

 

5. DATA CENTER SECURITY AND AVAILABILITY

Distribute data processing across multiple data centers to mitigate the risk of local power grid failure and natural disasters. This avoids unnecessary UPS & construction costs which normally inflate the costs of traditional data centers.Use WAN RAID not only for SECURITY (striping) but also for AVAILABILTY (mirroring).

 

6. OPEN SOURCE

Embrace open source initiatives leading to cost reductions and open innovation. Avoid massive lock-in to the traditional licensing fee scheme. Invest instead in the development of local computer science and engineering skills, sharing innovation across multiple data centers.

 

7. COMMODITY EQUIPMENT

Move away from traditional blade and rack servers and move towards commodity hardware and mounting systems. Reduce these costs and allow for frequent equipment upgrades and recycling.