19Feb/184

Additional DC uplinks: AMS-IX and CenturyLink

As recently reported, we continuously expand our data centers in order to meet the increasing demand for hosting solutions. In order to ensure that you are still perfectly connected to the internet in spite of the many new servers we build every day, we have enhanced our data center connectivity with two additional 10 Gbit/s uplinks.

One of the new uplinks connects us with one of the biggest internet exchange hubs across the globe, namely the AMS-IX in Amsterdam. At this internet exchange point, we get access to the networks of hundreds of other internet service providers in the world. Thanks to our uplink to the DE-CIX in Frankfurt and, from now on, the AMS-IX uplink in Amsterdam, an even faster and more direct exchange of data is possible. Specifically between servers in Contabo’s data center and servers, respectively users in other network areas of the internet.

The second uplink increases our connection to the carrier CenturyLink – up to now better known as Level3 – to a total of 40 Gbit/s.

Our data centers are currently connected to the Internet with 120 Gbit/s and it's not the end of the story yet. In the future, we will continue to increase the number of uplinks and connected carriers so that we increase not only the number of servers hosted, but grow on all levels - together with you!

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8May/178

Contabo data center uplinks: Now 100 Gbit/s available!

We have great news for you, once again 🙂 We have enhanced our data center connectivity with two additional high-quality uplinks.

The two carriers Level 3 and Telia have been connected with additional 2 x 10 Gbit/s to our backbone.

With regard to the internet connection of our data centers, we don't accept any compromises at all. Quite the contrary, we continue to focus on highest quality and best availability possible for you, our customers. It deserves to be mentioned: With Telia Carrier and Level 3 we chose the number 1 and number 2 of the world's biggest internet carriers for the upgrade of our upstreams - there is no other carrier who operates such huge networks worldwide.

The result? Quite some advantages for you: Now you receive an even better redundancy in case of a malfunction of any data center uplink. Besides, the additional upstreams increase the available bandwidth and provide you with an even better global routing and with a better price of traffic.

The Contabo data centers now are connected to the internet with 100 Gbit/s:

  • Telia Carrier: 30 Gbit/s
  • Level 3: 30 Gbit/s
  • DE-CIX: 20 Gbit/s
  • Versatel: 10 Gbit/s
  • M-Net: 10 Gbit/s
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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