FAST, SCALABLE, ELASTIC

Link Services is a cloud native application, which means it is built on a container-based architecture — services packaged in lightweight, independent containers (in this case, Docker containers). Email notifications, for example, are handled by a containerized microservice deployed on elastic infrastructure that can expand and collapse based on spikes in demand. This scale-out/scale-in capability allows the computing infrastructure to be optimized. Traditional applications, on the other hand, are architected as one monolithic system around the one or two parts with the highest concurrent usage. 

Link uses a collection of microservices that can be modified over time without affecting the rest of the application. and can be distributed across different types of clouds (private, public, hybrid) as needed. The file management microservice (file uploads/downloads) can leverage the AWS public cloud infrastructure to provide global scalability and performance, especially important for large files that may otherwise need to traverse the Atlantic Ocean from suppliers in Southeast Asia.

Link is built around the React and Java framework, but fundamental to cloud native applications is that they aren't locked into a single language or framework. Microservices can be developed and integrated using the technology stack best suited to the task, future-proofing the system from early obsolescence.

 


DATA HOSTING AND INFRASTRUCTURE

Our private cloud is certified for compliance with industry standards for application and web site security. A "private cloud" simply means the servers are physically located within our data center on Green Arrow-dedicated hardware, rather than on a server in a closet or room at your corporate office. With either "cloud" or "on premise" deployment, the software will always be exposed to the internet — users from outside your organization must access the public web site in order to use the software. While our software does not contain any healthcare or financial information, our data center complies with these highest standards in the industry:


SSAE 16 / AICPA SOC 2 Type II certified
HIPAA compliance (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act)
PCI compliance (payment card industry)
Gramm Leach Bliley Act (GLBA)
Sarbanes Oxley Act (SOX)
Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act (FACTA)
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA)
SEC Cybersecurity Threats Disclosure Guidance

Managed Services

All Green Arrow Labs systems are hosted in a dedicated private cloud in an enterprise-class SSAE 16 SOC 2 Type II data center. Link Services is a web-based application delivered under the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) cloud computing model. This means that the application, operating system, database, and entire computing infrastructure (beyond the user's machine) — and all the maintenance thereof — are covered by your subscription fee and our data management services agreement.

Security

All critical entry points feature two factor authentication
Biometric fingerprint readers
24/7/365 monitored video surveillance with 90 days trailing of footage onsite
Individually locking, audit-traceable rack systems
Multiple logical security systems including: intrusion detection, vulnerability and risk assessments, and coordinated strategies for combating DDOS attacks

Data Center

Data Center Overview

Outside of 100 year and 500 Year Flood Plains
Staffed 24/7/365 with experienced Full7Layer support team members
On the Eastern United States power grids

Infrastructure Redundancy

True 2n power delivered from a redundant isolated path power architecture
Operations at a minimum of n+1 on hvac system
24” raised floor with subfloor cable management
Temperature and humidity regulation and control via building management systems
An hfc-125 fire suppression system with backup dry pipe, dual-action fire suppression
Priority refueling contracts for continuous generator operation during emergencies
Multiple redundant utility transformers, generators, automatic transfer switches (atss), main switch panels, UPSs and PDUs

Connectivity

Independent fiber paths from multiple Tier 1 providers
Multi-homed on several internet backbones
Diverse fiber entry points with connectivity up to 1Gbps
100Mbps, 1 and 10Gbps ethernet drops with full burstability