New datacenter: Welcome Toronto!

author David Wibergh, about Announcements

OVPN's brand has grown strong in Sweden and it has been built by focusing on superior security, superior anonymity and invoking trust by being transparent towards our customers. Throughout 2016, the knowledge about OVPN has slowly but surely spread outside of Sweden and we have seen a growing number of customers i North America. In order to offer great connectivity and speed for US and Canadian customers without any compromise in security, we have decided to open a new datacenter. Thus, we are happy to announce the launch of our new datacenter in Toronto, Canada.

Of course, the datacenter is available for all users but please note you must use the latest client(1.1.5) version in order to access it.

Client download links

Windows: https://files.ovpn.com/client/1.1.5/OVPN.exe
OS X: https://files.ovpn.com/client/1.1.5/OVPN.pkg
Ubuntu 64bit: https://files.ovpn.com/client/latest/OVPN_amd64.run

We have rented a half-cabinet (10 Height Units) in Amanah's datacenter on 1 Yonge Street in Toronto. As of now, we have a 10 Gbit/s uplink to Cogent. Each server is connected via 2x1 Gbit/s links. As of now we have three servers each able to handle roughly 3 Gbit/s. However, to be conservative we will only expect that each server can handle 1 Gbit/s.

As soon as we get close to reaching the max capacity of the servers, we will make sure to upgrade our infrastructure with a SYS-5038ML-H8TRF blade system in order to continue delivering great speeds to our customers.

All servers in the rack are of the same model, HPE ProLiant DL20 Gen9, and they are equipped with a Intel Xeon E3-1230v5 3.4GHz processor, 16 GB RAM, and 2x1 GbE Intel NIC. Just like always, these servers run without any permanent media storage in order to prevent logging.

We can fit at least two blade systems in the rack, which means 16 servers, and a capacity to encrypt and anonymize 16 Gbit/s.

Below are some pictures of the equipment and the cabinet in Amanah.


Server rack from the front

 Server rack from the front

Server rack from the back
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 Server rack from the back