Maximum speed is given top priority. All servers are connected directly to the worldwide 550 GBit high-speed backbone, which has direct connections to the most important providers and the largest European IX locations, for example the DE-CIX in Frankfurt, the AMSIX in Amsterdam and the LINX in London. The complete backbone is laid out multiply redundant in ring topology, so that even in case of a 60% technical breakdown the servers will still be available. Because we are positive of our connection quality, we can guarantee a service availability of at least 99.9% as a monthly average.
Our IP network is defined through the autonomous system (AS) 8972. The IP network is based on an optical transmission network, which is able to provide transmission capacities of many Terabits per second due to the application of sophisticated technologies. The links to important IX (Internet Exchange) locations in Europe, Asia and America enable us to run public peering with all the important IP carriers, ISPs and content providers. Additionally, there are multiple private peering points. The connection of a server in the data centre to the global internet is realized by means of a 100 MBit/s switch port.
SmartDC works with several high quality fiber and transit providers. Our Rotterdam data center offers clients multiple options for their network and connectivity, ensuring that each client can have the level of connectivity they desire. Either on their own existing network, a brand new network or on one of the existing networks already present in SmartDC: Dataport of Rotterdam.
Our US Data Centre is centrally located in St. Louis, MO, enabling us to avail the best transmission speeds from the west to east coasts. Our system automatically selects the fastest way to move your data, and should one Internet carrier's backbone fail, it quickly switches to another to keep your server online with absolutely no down time. We are Web hosting leader with a guaranteed uptime of 99.99%. Two fully redundant POPs in St. Louis. Both connected by our own 10 GBit fibre metro ring for highest redundancy. High Speed, High Availability Network powered by fully redundant Juniper M20 routers and Extreme Networks switching engines. Direct multiple GBit connections to leading bandwidth provider: Level 3. Both of them has installed diversely routed fibre optic cable that will never terminate any lower than OC-12. Network utilization is never more than 30%, and capacity can be turned up at any time.
Level 3 operates the first global 10 Gbps (OC-192) seamless, redundant IP backbone. Level 3 has successfully constructed an international fibre optic communications network connecting Europe and the United States. A continuously upgradeable network with high-capacity, scalable peering interconnections ensures uncongested connectivity between the world's largest Internet backbone networks. The average latency is 40 milliseconds or less in all regions, with less than one percent packet loss.