What does Cloud-A’s new Network mean for you?

Last week we announced our new direct fibre network which will provide one-hop from our primary data centre facility in Halifax to the Toronto Internet Exchange as well as Europe and the Caribbean.

So what does that mean for our customers?

35% Decrease in Network Latency

Early testing has indicated that our new direct fibre network has provided  performance gains in network latency by an average of 35%. Not only does this enhance performance within Canada, the new network provides direct connection to London, the Caribbean, and New York, leveraging Hibernia’s high capacity, low latency trans-atlantic fibre network.

Here are some performance test results from our Data Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia:

  • 14 millisecond round trip from Halifax to New York
  • 25 millisecond round trip from Halifax to Montreal
  • 30 millisecond round trip from Halifax to Toronto
  • 60 millisecond round trip from Halifax to the UK
  • 68 millisecond round trip from Halifax to the Bahamas
  • 90 millisecond round trip from Halifax to Calgary
  • 90 millisecond round trip from Halifax to Vancouver

Enhanced DDoS Protection

Earlier this year we were the victim of several DDoS attacks which resulted in some unfortunate outages for our clients (see our DDoS Story & Postmortem.) In an effort to prevent future DDoS attacks, we successfully developed a DDoS mitigation strategy in conjunction with our upstream internet service providers.

Our new network has us directly connected to all major Internet players in Canada including Telus, Rogers, Bell, Allstream, Google, TekSavvy, Akamai, Microsoft, and Net Access which expands our DDoS strategy and provides enhanced protection against future attacks.

Continuous Product Development

Our new network is just one of the many product enhancements we have in our hopper. Cloud-A is dedicated to staying ahead of the curve and offering high performing cloud products. We love feedback so please continue to send your feature requests to info@clouda.ca.