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New VPN server in Ukraine: Welcome Kyiv!

David Wibergh, about Announcements

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

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

Accessing the VPN server in Kyiv, Ukraine

There are a couple of different ways to connect to the VPN server in Kyiv as the VPN server supports both 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 Ukraine" in the first drop-down menu and press connect.
  • Option 2: Choose "Select server manually". Select the new server in Kyiv in the server list and press connect.

Android app

To connect to Kyiv in our Android app that uses WireGuard, click on "Fastest server" and then select Ukraine from the list of countries.

OpenVPN and third party systems

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

WireGuard

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

Data center & server specifications

We're currently renting 1U in NewTelco's data center on Simi Prakhovykh St. As of now, we have a 1 Gbit/s uplink to DataPackets' network. The current transit and peering capabilities are Cogent, Telia, O3, UTG, lifecell, Triolan, cloud-ix and several other major providers in Ukraine.

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 DL320e Gen8 v2 which is equipped with an Intel® Xeon® CPU
E3-1220 v3 @ 3.10GHz processor, 4 GB RAM and 2x1 GbE Broadcom NIC. 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

The server is the one without any hard drives.

David Wibergh