Every online service needs at least two things: the first is a working server that handles site requests; the second is an Internet connection that connects clients to the server. Here, bandwidth is a pivotal factor: the higher the reserve, the more stable the site. 1 Gbps, for example, is enough to handle sudden spikes in traffic—a typical consequence of a successful ad campaign.
If a client was looking for a faster connection, there were few options. Either they ordered the default plan, which included unlimited traffic and a 100 Mbps connection, and paid separately for additional bandwidth, or they could choose to pay for an expensive guaranteed 1 Gbps connection.
We’re happy to offer our clients another option that combines the best of both worlds: the price of the first option with the speed of the second. Read more
Linux network stack performance has become increasingly relevant over the past few years. This is perfectly understandable: the amount of data that can be transferred over a network and the corresponding workload has been growing not by the day, but by the hour.
Not even the widespread use of 10 GE network cards has resolved this issue; this is because a lot of bottlenecks that prevent packets from being quickly processed are found in the Linux kernel itself.
We’ve recently put in a lot of work with our communications providers and peering partners, and as a result, we’ve managed to make huge cuts to our network service costs!
For many of our clients, connectivity is a key determiner for choosing network services. Here, network connectivity means the amount of interaction between different operators’ networks and consequently, the number of routes and intermediate nodes.
Network connectivity can be easily checked using Looking Glass services, which let you test routers from a remote network. Many organizations offer this kind of service (information on all of the Looking Glass services in the world can be found here).