Founded in 1998 by two ambitious web designers, Digital Refuge began as a community site for web designers seeking information on the latest technologies and to share their work and ideas. Soon enough, the two also began offering low cost Web Hosting to the internet community.
The business boomed to say the least. Digital Refuge grew from one server that was co-located in Anaheim, to a full fledged Data Center in just 3 years. In 2002, the company was purchased in whole by Thexis, LLC and has grown even more. Now, the Digital Refuge network features
redundant connections to two separate Tier 1 providers, Williams Communications
(WCG) and Cogent Communications.
Our Gig-E connection to Williams Communications (WCG) is on an OC-48,
and our connection to Cogent Communications is on an OC-48 ring around
Los Angeles and then out diversified paths around the globe. Digital Refuge's reliability
and uptime guarantee is only bolstered with the two providers reliability
The Digital Refuge data center has also been built with reliabilty and failover
in mind. Our location in Downtown Los Angeles features redundant AC systems, back-up generators with large capacity
fuel tanks, redundant power supply feeds as well as completely self
suffucient fire suppression and security system.
Building a great data center is not enough unless it has a great network
to back it up. Digital Refuge only uses top quality Cisco and Extreme Networks
networking equipment. Every piece of equipment Digital Refuge uses, from
our Cisco 7500 series routers to our Cisco Catalyst Switches, feature
dual power supplies, redundant feature cards and diverse connectivity
points to every other piece of equipment.
In the rare event of a failure, the fully monitored network will either
self-repair via routing protocols such as OSPF and BGP4, or automatically
notify a technician immediately, anytime 24/7. With current capacity
to handle 10 times more traffic than we have today, the Digital Refuge Network
is already ahead of the competition.
Whether you buy bandwidth from us, or have Digital Refuge terminate your
own private bandwidth, Digital Refuge will work closely with you to provide
any connectivity requirements you need.