Precisely a year ago, on Monday January 12, 2015, Coolhousing deployed its own connections to the most important DE-CIX and AMS-IX internet exchange points. Latencies to the interconnected networks decreased thanks to this fact and a much higher level of connection quality has been achieved.
Internet networks of internet service and content providers are interconnected in peering exchange points. These are crossroads of many data highways through which data between computers connected to the internet flow.
Connection to the most important European exchange points
Deutscher Commercial Internet Exchange (DE-CIX) in Frankfurt in Germany and Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX) in Amsterdam in the Netherlands where Coolhousing has installed its connections are the two largest peering exchange points not just in Europe. Approximately 4Tbps flow through each of them during rush hours. To compare – the domestic NIX.CZ exchange point has reached just one tenth of this amount.
Direct connection to the AMS-IX and DE-CIX internet exchange points primarily means lower latencies to the connected networks for Coolhousing serverhousing customers. They decreased from previous 20ms to Frankfurt (DE-CIX) to 10ms and from 30ms to Amsterdam (AMS-IX) to 20ms. Almost all important worldwide internet service and content providers are connected to these important peering exchange points.
Twice as much capacity after a year
“When we activated our connections to Frankfurt and Amsterdam about a year ago, they were immediately utilized to one third of their capacity. This upgrade has significantly improved Coolhousing network quality; the news spread quickly and after a year we have reached double capacity of our lines to these important exchange points,” commented Karel Umlauf, Data Center Executive Director at Coolhousing.
Coolhousing owns a sophisticated network
Apart from the DE-CIX and AMS-IX exchange points, the Coolhousing network is also connected to NIX.CZ via two independent routes, to the secured FENIX network and to the Slovak SIX and NIX.sk internet exchange points. International connectivity is ensured by Dial Telecom and Core Backbone providers. Coolhousing runs its own data center in Vinohradská Street with its own optical connections to THP T-Mobile (THP GTS), Nagano and CEColo data centers where it also can use spaces for colocation.
Author: Jirka Dvořák