MEGAHost's Network Operations Center in Baltimore, Maryland is "OnNet"
with Frontier Global Center (FGC)
Than OC3 Connectivity
support and great features will get you nowhere without a wide pipe.
We use to advertise an OC3; now we've gone one better.
Network Operations Center in Baltimore, Maryland is "OnNet"
with Frontier Global Centre (FGC), which means that we have a direct
fibre optic connection between our Cisco 7200 router and theirs.
Being OnNet with a Tier-1 provider means that we don't link to a
backbone, we are actually on a backbone. We have no phone circuit,
and do not use a Telecom link to get to the Internet; instead, we
have an in-house connection directly to FGC's ATM fibre node, located
a few floors below our servers in the same building. This fibre
optic line can handle the bandwidth of a T3 or an OC3, and with
FGC's Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM) technology, it can
handle several times the bandwidth of an OC3.
share the digital distribution architecture of FGC, which is comprised
of more than 25 high-speed private peering connections to major
Internet carriers such as MCI, Sprint, UUNET, AT&T, AOL, Best,
Erols, and others. FGC also has high-speed links to 8 public exchanges
including both MAE East and West and several NAPS. To use an analogy,
the private peering connections allow data to travel from New York
to LA on a non-stop flight, while the public exchanges require a
the Net is slow...
happens when your pipe is hooked up to a faucet that just trickles?
Sometimes even though your ISP and your web host are both functioning
properly, you may still have a slow data transfer rate. The Internet
sends information all over the country and the world, through a
dozen or more computers on its way to you -- and something is always
getting serviced somewhere in that long chain. Here is what we have
done to speed things up:
have a large investment in BGP (Border Gate Protocol) technology,
which allows the traffic to your site to travel more efficiently
by finding the best route for data to travel. On a typical server
the traffic always takes the same route from client to server. For
them, if there is a bad node, traffic does not get through at all.
Because we use BGP protocol, different and more efficient routes
are taken between client and server depending on traffic loads and
broken nodes. This means our servers automatically look for the
fastest route available.
providers operate their networks at three to four times responsible
capacity, and as a result the corresponding transfer times reach
over 300ms for each hop along the net. MEGAHost's network daily
average is 6.5% of its capacity, with mid-day peak spikes reaching
only 15.5% capacity. Our transfer times range from 15 to 80ms routinely.
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