30Nov/150

Additional Data Center uplink: 10 Gbit/s DE-CIX

Now that is some news we've got for you: This November, we have enhanced our data center connectivity with an additional, high quality uplink.

Besides the three already existing, extremely reliable upstreams via M-Net (10 Gbit/s), Telia Sonera (2 x 10 Gbit/s) and Level 3 (2 x 10 Gbit/s), another 10 Gbit/s-connection is now available. Thus we are investing in an even higher quality of traffic and another level of redundancy for our customers. For example, if the rare situation occurs that a fiber optic cable is damaged by an excavator or in any other way, you our dear customers will not even notice it: The internet connection is kept up by several additional fiber optic cables. Our high-quality CISCO-equipment is automatically routing the traffic through another cable – with no outage at all.

The new uplink connects Contabo with one of the largest internet exchange hubs in the world, namely the “DE-CIX” in Frankfurt. At that Internet Exchange Point, so-called “peerings” connect Contabo with the networks of hundreds of other Internet Service Providers in Germany and in the world, which leads to an even faster and more direct exchange of data between servers in Contabo's data center and servers, respectively users, in other network areas of the internet.

Besides the above mentioned redundancy, you will receive an even higher bandwidth, a better global routing and finally a better price of traffic. Now, our data centers are connected to the internet with 60 Gbit/s.

Shortly, further upstreams and peerings will be available – stay tuned.

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10May/120

Our third 10Gbit/s upstream (Level 3) is online

Just a short confirmation: In December 2011 we said that we are going to expand our upstreams with an additional, high-quality carrier: Level 3.

This has been completed in March 2012. Thus, since the 1st of April we've been online with 3 x 10 Gbit/s including Level 3, Telia Sonera International Carrier and M-Net.

All of our customers get the best routes available within the networks of those three carriers automatically.

Indeed: All the servers of our customers have a really nice routing worldwide 🙂

20Feb/120

What are the advantages of an external data center!

Last week I initiated on our facebook fanpages Giga Hosting and Giga International a small survey on the topic „server outsourcing“. The response of course could have been a bit bigger, but at least 14 people have made their voices; so I take this opportunity to write a short blog post about the benefits of an external data center.

Actually, why do we, Giga Hosting, exist? And why do more and more outsource their server structure?

First of all the cost factor has to be mentioned. The purchase of an infrastructure comparable with modern data centers requires significant investment. So if one makes the decision for an own data center perhaps these acquisition costs must be provided instead of investing in strategic products.

Furthermore the administrative costs should be named aswell - this includes the maintenance and management of infrastructure and hardware.

Many of our customers rely on our wide range of hosting solutions in order to keep their investment costs low. Because we design individual server environments that are tailored to special needs of each customer. Whether they need dedicated or virtualized machines - they pay only what they actually need for their projects.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As you can see the main criteria for server outsourcing are "Low investment costs," "Fast and redundant connection" and "Higher performance".

But there is one very important advantage that benefits mainly Giga-Hosting: our competitive products.
Our efforts for existing on the market in such a successfull way have a positive effect on our customers; because we are always working on better conditions, even better prices and more powerful products.

Convince yourself on wednesday!

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Was sind die Vorteile eines externen Rechenzentrums!

Letzte Woche habe ich über unsere beiden Facebook Seiten Giga Hosting und Giga International eine kleine Umfrage zum Thema „Server Outsourcing“ gestartet. Die Resonanz hätte natürlich etwas größer sein können, aber 14 Personen haben immerhin ihre Stimmen abgegeben, was mir wiederum Anlass gibt, einen kurzen Blogbeitrag zu den Vorteilen eines externen Rechenzentrums zu schreiben.

Warum gibt es uns, die Giga- Hosting GmbH  eigentlich? Und warum entscheiden sich immer mehr, ihre Serverstruktur auszulagern.

Ganz klar an erster Stelle sind die Kostenfaktoren zu nennen. Die Anschaffung einer mit modernen Rechenzentren vergleichbaren Infrastruktur setzt erhebliche Investitionskosten voraus. Diese müssen von Unternehmen erst einmal erbracht werden, statt anderweitig z.B. für strategische Projekte eingesetzt werden zu können.
Nicht zuletzt sind die administrativen Kosten zu nennen, die die Instandhaltung und Verwaltung von Infrastruktur und Hardware veranschlagen.

Viele unserer Kunden greifen auf unsere vielfältigen Hosting-Lösungen zurück, um die Investitionskosten von vornherein niedrig zu halten. Denn wir konzipieren und bilden individuell auf unsere Kunden abgestimmte optimale Serverlandschaften ab. Egal ob sie virtualisierte oder dedizierte Maschinen benötigen – sie bezahlen nur das, was sie tatsächlich für ihre Projekte benötigen.

Auch das von uns angebotene Server-Housing hat einen ganz besonderen Vorteil: Wenn Kunden ihre bestehende Serverinfrastruktur bei uns im Rechenzentrum lagern, kommen sie automatisch in den Genuss unserer redundant ausgebauten Infrastruktur.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wie man sieht sind die Hauptkriterien für eine Serverauslagerung ganz klar „Geringe Investitionskosten“, „Schnelle und redundante Anbindung“ sowie „Mehr Performance“.

Ein ganz entscheidender Vorteil, von dem vor allem Giga-Hosting Kunden profitieren, liegt vor allem in unseren wettbewerbsfähigen Produkten.
Unser Bestreben, weiterhin am Markt so erfolgreich zu bestehen, kommt vor allem unseren Kunden zu Gute; denn wir arbeiten stets an besseren Angeboten und Preisen und noch besseren leistungsstärkeren Produkten.

Überzeugt Euch davon selbst kommenden Mittwoch!