New VPN Datacenter: Welcome (to) Miami!
Over the past couple of months, users have asked for American VPN servers. Yesterday we were happy to announce that both our Miami and Los Angeles datacenter locations are online and ready for use. We'd like to tell you more about our datacenter setup and show some pictures of the servers in the Miami VPN datacenter location.
The Miami datacenter
We currently rent a quarter-cabinet (10 height units) in Quadranets datacenter on 36 NE 2ND ST, Miami. As of now, we have a 1 Gbit/s uplink to QuadraNets backbone. QuadraNet peers with GT-T, Cogent, Telefonica and FL-IX. As soon as we're close to reaching the 1 Gbit/s uplink we will expand to 10 Gbit/s. Each server is connected with 2x1 Gbit/s. However, to be conservative we will only expect that each server can handle 1 Gbit/s.
As soon as we get close to reaching the max capacity of the servers, we will upgrade the datacenter with a SYS-5038ML-H8TRF blade system in order to continue delivering great speeds to our customers.
The three servers in the rack are the same model, namely HPE ProLiant DL20 Gen9, and they are equipped with an Intel Xeon E3-1230v5 3.4GHz processor, 16 GB RAM, and 2x1 GbE Intel NIC. Just like in all other datacenters, these servers are run without any hard drives or any other form of permanent storage.
As traffic picks up we can fit at least an additional two blade systems into the rack, meaning 16 servers, increasing the capacity to encrypt and anonymize data to 16 Gbit/s.
Below are some pictures of the equipment and the Miami datacenter server cabinet.