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New VPN server in Germany: Welcome Erfurt!

David Wibergh, about Products & features

OVPN has opened its second data center in Germany: Erfurt. We hope that it'll provide our customers located in Germany better speeds and unlocked streaming content.

As always, the VPN server in Erfurt is physically owned by us and contains zero hard drives, is completely log free and has the same
security features as in all of OVPN's data centers.

Accessing the VPN servers in Erfurt, Germany

There are a couple of different ways to connect to the VPN server in Erfurt as the VPN server supports OpenVPN and WireGuard®.

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 Germany" in the first drop-down menu and press connect.
  • Option 2: Choose "Select server manually". Select the new server in Erfurt in the server list and press connect.
OpenVPN and third party systems
To connect with OpenVPN GUI, Tunnelblick, Viscosity or any other third party VPN client, new configuration files for Erfurt have been made available in each of their guides. Simply select your corresponding setup guide and follow the steps.

Go to the WireGuard configuration generator in order to generate a configuration file and keys to connect to the new VPN server in Germany.

Data center & server specifications
We're currently renting 1U in Keyweb's data center on Neuwerkstraße 45/46. As of now, we have a 1 Gbit/s uplink to Keyweb's network. The current transit and peering capabilities are Core-Backbone, Cogent, DECIX, Kleyrex, Telefonica, Telia, Cogent,  Telekom Austria, Vodafone, Kabel Deutschland.

As soon as we get close to reaching the max capacity of the server, we will make sure to send additional servers in order to continue delivering great speeds to our customers.

The server in the rack is of model HP ProLiant DL20 Gen9 which is equipped with an Intel® Xeon® E3-1220 v5 @ 3.00GHz processor, 8 GB RAM and 2x1 GbE Intel NICs. Just like in all other data centers, the server operates without any hard drives or any other form of permanent storage.

Pictures of the VPN server

David Wibergh