New VPN server in Japan: Welcome Tokyo!

author David Wibergh, about Products & features, Announcements

OVPN has opened its second data center in Asia, and the first data center in Japan: Tokyo. We hope that it'll provide our customers located in Asia & Japan better speeds together with our other server in Singapore.

As always, the VPN server in Tokyo 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 Tokyo, Japan

There are a couple of different ways to connect to the VPN server in Tokyo.

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 Japan" in the first drop-down menu and press connect.
  • Option 2: Choose "Select server manually". Select the new server in Tokyo 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 Tokyo have been made available in each of their guides. Simply select your corresponding setup guide here and follow the steps.

WireGuard®

The VPN server in Tokyo also supports WireGuard. Go to the WireGuard configuration generator in order to generate a configuration file and keys to connect to the new VPN server in Japan.

Data center & server specifications

We're currently renting 1U in Equinix's data center on 2 Chome-1-17. As of now, we have a 1 Gbit/s uplink to M247's network. The current transit and peering capabilities are NTT, Tata Communications & Equinix IXP.

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.

Picture of the rack

Front of the server:

Rear of the server:


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