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New datacenter: Welcome London!

David Wibergh, about Announcements

OVPN continues to open datacenter locations all over the world. We're happy to announce that our London datacenter is now up and running and available for use. Our UK users will enjoy better connection speeds and any user can now unblock UK content such as the BBC iPlayer. Where do you think we should put servers next?


How to access the London, UK servers

OVPN Desktop Client

As old server lists may be cached from before the servers were launched, please note that you might be required to manually log out and log in again to load the new server list. If you have yet to install the OVPN Desktop client, you can get started here.

  • Login to the OVPN Desktop client
  • Option 1: Choose "Select best server in United Kingdom in the first drop-down menu and press connect.
  • Option 2: Choose "Select server manually"
  • Select a server in London in the server list and press connect.

OpenVPN GUI and third party systems

To connect with OpenVPN GUI, Tunnelblick, Viscosity or any other third party VPN client, new configuration files for the London have been made available in each of their guides. Simply select your corresponding setup guide here and follow the steps.

London servers

The three servers in the rack are the same model, namely HPE ProLiant DL20 Gen9, and they are equipped with an Intel Xeon E3-1230v5 3.4GHz processor, 16 GB RAM, and 2x1 GbE Intel NIC. Just like in all other datacenters, these servers are run without any hard drives or any other form of permanent storage.

As soon as traffic starts to pick up substantially we can fit at least an additional two blade systems into the rack, meaning 16 servers, increasing the capacity to encrypt and anonymize data to 16 Gbit/s.

David Wibergh