IOFLOOD.com – Phoenix, AZ, Dedicated Servers: 2020 Carrier Upgrades and Network Improvements

Here at IOFLOOD.com we are continually looking to improve the performance and reliability of our network for you, our dedicated server customers. So today we’re happy to announce new carrier and network upgrades. These upgrades improve both our upstream internet provider connectivity and the internal network that your servers connect to.  

Firstly, to improve performance and reliability, we’ve replaced both of our redundant edge routers with upgraded models capable of supporting multiple 100gbps internet connections.  To complement the router upgrades, we have also upgraded our internal network to support this additional capacity, to go along with our recent offerings of 10gbps unmetered servers.  

Additionally, we’ve also made further improvements to our upstream internet provider connectivity. We previously reported having 140 gbps of connectivity, and this has now been upgraded to a total of 280gbps of connectivity across 6 internet providers. We are now connected to each provider at 10gbps or higher speeds, improving reliability and performance.

Our network topology now contains a blend of six carriers:

  • Telia Sonera: Connected at 2x10gbps
  • GTT: connected at 2x10gbps
  • CWIE: connected at 1x10gbps
  • Cogent: connected at 2x100gbps -Upgraded-
  • Hurricane Electric: connected at 1x10gbps
  • TATA: connected at 2x10gbps

Every carrier has their strengths, and so having a wider variety of network paths allows us to use each carrier for destinations they perform best to. TATA for example is the dominant internet provider in India, and connecting to them should improve performance in that country and the surrounding region. Telia meanwhile has a strong presence in Europe, Cogent has a large number of U.S. corporate customers as well as excellent datacenter connectivity, and Hurricane Electric is well connected to China Telecom and other Asian ISPs.

This increase to 280gbps of total connectivity has yet again improved our ability to absorb larger ddos attacks than in the past, thus improving network reliability. Although we do not provide DDoS protection, in the event that a customer gets attacked, it is now far less likely to impact other customers who are not targeted by the attack.

The ongoing use of Exepereo XCA Edge (formerly named Border 6) in our network allows for using these new carriers in the most efficient way possible. The XCA Edge appliance continually monitors network performance, and updates our core routers to avoid congestion and packet loss. With the broad selection of carriers in our mix, the XCA Edge appliance has more paths to choose from to optimize network performance for all destinations.

I want to thank all of our customers for getting us to this point. When we first started IOFLOOD.com we had single homed connectivity to HE.net. Through the continued support and growth of our customers, we’ve been able to continue to improve the reliability and performance of our network by upgrading both the carrier connections and networking equipment. We believe this will provide a great benefit to customers like you, and we look forward to continuing to serve you for years to come.

If you have any questions or are interested in learning more about IOFLOOD.com’s dedicated servers or network, please email us at sales [at] ioflood.com