Our colocation network boasts over 9Gbps (9,000mbps) of bandwidth connectivity. We have handpicked premium providers and peering arrangements to ensure your IP transit networks are always hosted at lightning speeds and with multiple redundant routes to ensure the fastest times to reach any destination worldwide.
ColoGuard’s colocation network operates on industry-leading network equipment from Cisco Systems. All our switches and routers are developed by Cisco. Our network is based on gigabit technology, which means that it runs at a speed of 1000 Mb per second – whereas most web hosting networks are limited to 100 Mb per second. Our network also utilizes 100% CAT6 network cable, which contains four pairs of copper wire and, unlike CAT5, utilizes all four pairs. CAT6 supports Gigabit (1000 Mbps) Ethernet and supports communications at more than twice the speed of CAT5e, which is the other popular standard for Gigabit Ethernet cabling.
- Gigabit technology based network, which means that it runs at a speed of 1000Mbps, whereas most web hosting networks are limited to 100Mbps.
- Our network also utilizes 100% CAT6 network cable, which contains four pairs of copper wire and, unlike CAT5, utilizes all four pairs. CAT6 supports Gigabit (1000 Mbps) Ethernet and supports communications at more than twice the speed of CAT5e, which is the other popular standard for Gigabit Ethernet cabling.
- Our core BGP+ network is built on Cisco 6500 series switches running 720 3BXL supervisors, connected to our core server network based on Cisco 3500 series catalyst switches. ColoGuard chose the latest Cisco switches to be at the heart of its internal core network.
- Each unit runs a combination of 10/100, 10/100/1000 along with short haul fiber interfaces and functions fully redundantly. ColoGuard maintain a full set of spares, including chassis, blades, power supply units, and supervisor modules for entire network Cisco gear.
Network Redundancy and Dark Fiber Providers
From our redundant core, we supply two diverse network connections from two separate core switches. While only one connection is used to route traffic, the second connection is a hot-standby circuit ready to route traffic in the event of problem. The change-over to the hot-standby circuit happens instantly without any changes to the network configuration.
- Additional network POPs maintained in 3 other Manhattan data center facilities.
- Dual network cable drops to all racks ensuring no single point of failure.
- Duplicate core and edge equipment ensures no downtime in event of hardware failure.
Connectivity and Bandwidth Providers
ColoGuard colocation datacenter implemented multiple Tier-1 providers and direct internet connections, this allows bypassing slower ISP’s and shortening the path between our IT-Infrastructure and your clients. With our topology designed in this particular manner we provide lower latency, unmatched speeds, and top-notch reliability that you will not find anywhere else. To recap, ColoGuard can provide you with the necessary tools, bandwidth, and stability that you need today to run your mission critical applications. Maximum speed and redundancy from premium bandwidth providers including:
Fastest Route, Less Hops, Less Latency
Most Enterprise-ISP networks send traffic to its destination using Border Gateway Protocol (BGP). BGP is a network protocol that chooses how to send information through the Internet based upon the fewest number of available network hops. One challenge with BGP is that it does not take individual network quality or performance into account when
making these routing decisions. Using BGP alone is not enough to ensure predictable network performance.
While the ColoGuard network utilizes BGP, we take it one step further. ColoGuard employs the use of several network metric tools to determine the quickest and most reliable path to the end user. This is done by taking network samples using very small probes (UDP) across all available paths from our datacenter to the end user. Once the best path has been determined, the BGP routes are then manipulated to improve network performance. These improvements are done in real-time to allow for quick changes on an always changing Internet. The result is consistent end-to-end network performance for business critical applications.