San Diego
Lightwave Avenue Data Center

M5 Hosting Data Centers:

M5 Hosting has a presence in two of San Diego’s premiere colocation facilities. Both provide for all planned maintenance to be performed with zero impact on operations. Both are SAS-70 Type II certified and audited annually. We maintain a private, leased, dark fiber transport connection between the two data centers, and each data center has it’s own redundant Internet connectivity in addition to the private, high-speed, transport between facilities. The facilities are 13 miles (21km) apart. Please see below for more detail on our Lightwave Avenue facility.

This 80,000 square-foot facility is located in the San Diego Spectrum area of San Diego, California. This facility has a long history of securely housing some of the most critical applications there are; US Department of Defense, 911 Emergency, Public Safety, Law Enforcement and Department of Corrections. This facility was reborn as an Internet Data Center after a multi-million dollar efficiency and modernization upgrade to the power and cooling systems performed by American Internet Services in 2008.


Lightwave Avenue (LWDC) M5 Cloud Zone CA2

Data Center Space

  • Built-to-spec private colocation cages
  • Locking colocation cabinets in 13u, 17u, 26u, 44u and 54u increments
  • Shared cabinet space in 1u increments
  • Advanced Hot Aisle Containment
  • Roof rights with excellent line-of-site

Cooling Systems

  • Full data-grade HVAC with N+1 redundancy
  • <72°F ambient air temp
  • 45% humidity (+/-5%)

Certification and Sustainability

  • SSAE 16 SOC 1 Type 2
  • SSAE 16 SOC 2 Type 2
  • SSAE 16 SOC 3 Type 2

Fire Detection and Suppression

  • Dry-pipe, pre-action, double-interlock fire suppression system
  • Zone-specific discharge

Network Connectivity

  • Multiple fiber vaults with diverse entry points
  • Large carrier-neutral meet-me room
  • M5 Hosting network upstream providers at this location: Level 3 Communications, Cogent, and American Internet Services (with peering to over 100 Networks via the Any2 Exchange at One Wilshire Blvd in Los Angeles)
  • Private Layer 2 transport to our San Diego Tech Center – SDTC location.
  • Multiple fiber providers on-site including: AT&T, Cogent, Cox, Level 3, Telepacific, Time Warner Cable, TW Telecom, XO and American Internet Services.

Physical Security

  • 24x7x365 on-site security staff
  • Camera with remote door release at facility entrance — only authorized personnel are allowed to enter
  • Biometric hand scanner at man trap entrance
  • Card access control at all interior doors
  • CCTV digital surveillance cameras with 90 day data retention
  • All client equipment is registered upon arrival and can only be removed by authorized personnel

Power Systems

  • 9.1 Megawatts from SDG&E
  • 2N and N+1 AC UPS power plants
  • A/B, 208v/120v power distribution
  • Standard 12 KW per rack (or higher contingent upon client requirements)
  • N+3 emergency generator configuration
  • Minimum 48-hour run time fuel capacity
  • Multiple fuel providers with 4 hour response or better

Client Support Services

  • 24x7x365 on-site support staff
  • Remote hands services
  • Shipping and receiving with loading dock