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Technology Platform
The Economic Engine is built on an Apache / PHP server with a MySQL DB back-end. We are currently running this platform on a Dell 1500C server running a custom configured Linux-based operating system. This server has been operating on a 99.9% uptime. The load on the server is an average of 0.4% and is fully capable of handling even the most aggressive traffic spikes.

There are several advantages to using PHP, most notably its high performance. Economic Engine's PHP was written by a small group of developers who focused on stability, speed, and security. PHP is modular and tightly integrated with the web server itself, Apache. Furthermore, unlike other codes PHP is not built on a COM-based structure which only provides more overhead and slows things down. By using this Economic Engine avoids the common issues of IIS and Microsoft Windows which has been continually plagued with security vulnerabilities and instability.

This platform provides us with a production environment that is scaleable, secure, and very flexible. The Economic Engine architecture, design philosophy and service policies reflect the ground-up plan to eventually have the capability to support every business in America.

This commitment requires a fundamental departure from traditional "web" design and development practices and places emphasis on even more traditional data center design and management practices. Major infrastructure companies such as Microsoft are aligning their business strategy to support this type of approach.

Economic Engine is planning for the future. As the industry matures, Economic Engine will have the competitive advantage.

The facility used to house the Company's technology platform has close proximity to carrier POPs, multiple existing IXC and CLEC interconnects and high capacity power feeds. It is called the Vegas-gate carrier hotel and has 13 different fiber providers within a quarter mile of the facility.

Key features of the facility are:

  Advanced security systems
   24x7x365 Dual-stage access; card key then biometric fingerprint
   24x7x365 video surveillance with digital backup
   Cameras on roof for roof-space customers
   Perimeter cameras
   In ceiling motion sensors
   All systems are monitored by ADT Security
  Fire Suppression
   Facility has two levels of fire protection:
   Fike Intella-scan FM-200 clean agent system. Certified by local fire department and professionally maintained under long-term contracts
   Dual-Interlock dry pipe pre-action system. This system is a backup for the FM-200 system and is connected to a state-of-the-art VESDA smoke detection system
   24x7x365 Centralized monitoring
   Facilities maintain full AC/DC solutions with true redundant backup. All systems are monitored 24x7x365 and generator has guaranteed refueling contract.
   100 percent Generator backup with 24-hour fuel supply
   Dual AC and DC power distribution raceways
   Telecommunication-dedicated grounding system
  Environmental Systems
  Telecommunications Service Providers

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