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A Fully Redundant & Fully Reliable Network
uHost's network is comprised of top brand networking equipment from Juniper, Cisco and Foundry lying in a fully meshed configuration. The core of our network is fully redundant, with every switch or router having at least one redundant hot spare.
The uHost network is connected to multiple Tier 1 network providers to minimize the network distance to the end user and to build network redundancy. We always ensure our network is below 50% total utilization. This allows peak network performance during normal traffic spikes.
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. Learn More
Most network providers use standard BGP (Border Gateway Protocol) as their routing protocol. However, BGP's route selection process is limited and does not take individual network quality or performance into account when making routing decisions. To combat these issues, uHost takes intelligent routing one step further. By supplementing BGP with several network metric tools, we can determine the quickest and most reliable path to the end user. Network samples are taken with 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 real-time improvements allow for quick changes on an always changing Internet. The result is consistent end-to-end network performance for business critical applications. Learn More