The City of Beckley’s main data center is housed in the BITS offices, in a temperature-controlled environment where racks of individual servers control every aspect of the city’s network. Here, servers performing tasks as varied as web and email hosting, domain name controllers, electronic document imaging servers, network connections, GIS servers, and many more operate in a tightly-controlled and maintained environment.
In the event of an emergency, several types of safeguards ensure that the city’s services remain as uninterrupted as possible. A multitude of sensors inform BITS server administrators when temperature or humidity readings are outside of normal parameters. Additionally, a new diesel generator powers a battery backup device, which ensures that our servers remain operational for hours following a power interruption.