New VPN servers in Sweden: Welcome Sundsvall!

author David Wibergh, about Products & features, Announcements

OVPN has opened its fourth data center in Sweden - Sundsvall. We hope that it'll provide our Swedish customers located further north in Sweden better speeds than our other servers in Gothenburg, Malmö and Stockholm.

As always, the VPN servers in Sundsvall are 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 Sundsvall, Sweden

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

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

Data center & server specifications

We're currently renting 10U in Servanet's data center on Förrådsgatan 5. As of now, we have a 10 Gbit/s uplink to Obenetworks network. The current transit and peering capabilities are Tele2 and STHIX Sundsvall.

As soon as we get close to reaching the max capacity of the servers, 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 Dell EMC PowerEdge R230 which is equipped with an Xeon® E3-1220v6 3.5 GHz 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 servers:

Back of the servers: