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New VPN server in US: Welcome Seattle!

David Wibergh, about Announcements

OVPN has opened an additional region in the US: Seattle. We hope that it'll provide our customers located in US better speeds and unlocked streaming content.

As always, the VPN server in Seattle 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 Seattle, US

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

Android & iOS app

To connect to Seattle in our Android or iOS apps that use WireGuard, click on "Fastest server" and then select USA 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 Seattle 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 USA.

Data center & server specifications

We're currently renting 1 height unit in Westin Building Exchange's data center on 2001 Sixth Avenue. As of now, we have a 10 Gbit/s uplink to DataPacket's network. The current transit and peering capabilities are
Cogent, Comcast Arelion, GTT & Tata.

As soon as we get close to reaching the max capacity of the server, which we estimate to be around 3 Gbit/s with mostly WireGuard traffic, we will make sure to send additional servers in order to continue delivering great speeds to our customers.

HP ProLiant DL360p Gen8 which is equipped with an Intel® Xeon® E5-2630 v2 @ 2.60GHz processor, 16 GB RAM and 10 GbE SFP+ QLogic 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

David Wibergh