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Hardware SLA

i3D.net offers various SLA services for your hardware, in case a higher support level is required to support your business’ uninterrupted operations. By choosing the right SLA, we ensure maximum productivity and support for your mission-critical servers. Our Complete Care offers monitoring services and keeps our customers apprised of any outages by text message or email. In case of a persistent failure, the i3D.net support desk is notified immediately and an engineer is called upon.

Of course, our best-effort SLA automatically covers all i3D.net hardware: it provides support in replacing faulty hardware components and no-charge labor, including reinstalling the necessary operating system software. If according to your Recovery Time Objective (RTO), however, the standard SLA exceeds the maximum repair time, we can provide Silver, Gold and Platinum SLAs to fully support your RTO and RPO policies.


Network SLA

i3D.net manages a transatlantic MPLS backbone for traffic and IP transit services. Our primary data center is located in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, from which we manage a 435 Gigabit network capacity under AS49544. The i3D.net data center is classified as Tier 3+ and is fully equipped with several Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) and backing diesel generators to guarantee megawatts of power redundancy. Additionally, i3D.net is carrier neutral and our MPLS and BGP services ensure the highest uptime guarantees in every possible scenario. i3D.net offers an uptime guarantee of up to 99.99%, outside of scheduled maintenance, on all network services.


Support and services

All of our switching and network equipment is being monitored 24/7 by our monitoring software; you can opt to receive a text message or email as soon as an issue is detected on your servers. This service is included in all SLAs beyond the best effort SLA, and in the i3D.net Complete Care package. We have various SLA options available for your servers. You can determine which SLA to select by balancing the costs against your requirements. By default, all services include the best effort SLA.


2 Hours Response time
6 Hours Resolve time
€ 500 per server

Premium SLA

PREMIUM SLA's are our top tier SLA options. Clients with this SLA level have 24/7 emergency support to ensure any outstanding issues with their servers are quickly resolved. A second server will be placed in the same rack with the same hardware to provide redundancy to their critical data.

Example

A hardware outage, or outage caused by an unknown issue occurs. The client can directly switch over to the backup system.

8 Hours Response time
12 Hours Resolve time
€ 200 per server

Office Hours - Priority: Medium

i3D.net standard SLAs do not include 24/7 emergency numbers. Standard SLA does guarantee a resolve time of 12 hours maximum (after the issue has been escalated to engineers), 7 days a week, inside office hours.

Example

  • A single network route is down.
  • CPU/RAM/DISK utilization is approaching threshold.
  • RAID array in a degraded state.
  • Changes need to be made to server/device configurations.

12 Hours Response time
48 Hours Resolve time
€ 115 per server

Office Hours - Priority: Low

i3D.net standard SLAs do not include 24/7 emergency numbers. You are guaranteed of maximum 48 hours of resolve time within office hours.

Example

  • Preparation for forthcoming event.
  • Recover a single file from backup.
  • Routine administrative tasks (user management, system patching).

Best Effort
Best Effort
Included on all servers

Best Effort SLA

Included standard on all servers. For low priority projects. Issues are resolved at our best effort. Dell/HP 24-hour hardware replacement support is included on all servers in case of hardware failure. Issues are normally resolved within 24 hours.

Example

A hardware outage, or outage caused by an unknown issue occurs. The client can directly switch over to the backup system.


Optional on all servers is the i3D.net Complete Care package:


24/7
Server Monitoring
Included standard on all servers. For low priority projects. Issues are resolved at our best effort. Dell/HP 24-hour hardware replacement support is included on all servers in case of hardware failure. Issues are normally resolved with a maximum resolve time of 24 hours.
Security
checkups
i3D.net monitors the security of all services. When an issue is discovered an i3D.net engineer is deployed to quickly resolve this.
OS
Patching
Security and critical patches to the Operating systems are managed by i3D.net. Your system will be up to date at all times. Rebooting of servers to apply patches is done during predetermined maintenance times.
i3D.net
Account Manager
i3D.net assigns an account manager to your servers. This manager will be your main contact point for any issues and can quickly assign additional engineers when required. Your account manager is your first point of contact enabling us to communicate clearly and adequately respond to any issues.
Server setup and maintenance
i3D.net engineers will setup and maintain your servers, making changes when requested. (Software and Hardware related).
Capacity
planning:
i3D.net will closely monitor your server capacity. Monitoring system resources to provide accurate information on current capacity and timely updates on when capacity upgrades will be required.
Free reinstalls/
remote hands
Any network and server issues are resolved by i3D.net engineers. You receive 2 hours a month of free remote hands and reinstalls are free of charge (any patching or work on your server is counted as remote hands).
DDoS
traffic protection
Should a DDoS attack occur on your servers you will not be responsible for any additional bandwidth overuse charges.
Monthly Fee
€ 150 / server

Contact details

A brief description of our contact policy and guidelines for escalating issues.


On all PREMIUM SLA options servers are monitored 24/7 for any connection issues. Engineers receive an alarm as soon as servers aren't reachable. At that time a warning is sent to a specified list of contacts (E-mail/phone/etc.) about an issue with the service. Our engineers are notified about the issue as well. Our engineers will escalate the issue depending on the SLA level, either resolving the issue immediately or planning a date and time when the issue will be resolved (if non critical).

Once all outstanding issues to the service have been resolved a report is provided. The report contains the cause of the issue (if known), the time frame and impact on the services and how the issue was resolved by our engineers.

All servers are equipped with remote reboot functionality so servers (even when not responding) can be restarted from a remote location. This is possible without the need to contact i3D.net engineers.

For PREMIUM SLA's we provide direct and emergency phone numbers of i3D.net engineers to ensure that any urgent technical issues and questions can be resolved in a single call. On SLA's without 24/7 support our normal support channels (Phone/Email/Ticket/Live Support) can be used. These contact methods can be found at the i3D.net website. The remote hands fee is € 17.50 per 15 minutes. No remote hands fees are charged for hardware replacements.