Great support and great features will get you nowhere without a wide pipe.
EliteBiz.Com's Network Operations Center is "OnNet" with Frontier GlobalCenter (FGC),
which means that we have a direct fiber optic connection between our Cisco 7200 router and theirs. Being OnNet with a Tier-1 provider means that we don't link to a backbone, we are actually on a backbone. We have no
phone circuit, and don't use a Telecom link to get to the Internet; instead, we have an in-house connection directly to FGC's ATM fiber node, located a few floors below our servers in the same building. This fiber optic
line can handle the bandwidth of a T3 or an OC3, and with FGC's Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM) technology, it can handle several times the bandwidth of an OC3.
We share the
digital distribution architecture of FGC, which is comprised of more than 25 high-speed private peering connections to major Internet carriers such as MCI, Sprint, UUNET, AT&T, AOL, Best, Erols, and others. FGC also
has high-speed links to 8 public exchanges including both MAE East and West and several NAPS.
Sometimes the Net is slow...
What happens when your pipe is hooked up to a faucet that just trickles? Sometimes
even though your ISP and your web host are both functioning properly, you may still have a slow data transfer rate. The Internet sends information all over the country and the world, through a dozen or more computers on
its way to you.
Here's what we've done to speed things up:
We have a large investment in BGP (Border Gate Protocol) technology which allows the traffic to your
site to travel more efficiently by finding the best route for data to travel. On a typical server the traffic always takes the same route from client to server. For them, if there is a bad node, traffic does not get
through at all. Because we use BGP protocol, different and more efficient routes are taken between client and server depending on traffic loads and broken nodes. This means our servers automatically look for the fastest
Low Latency/High Throughput
Often providers operate their networks at three to four times responsible capacity, and as a result the corresponding transfer times reach over 300ms for each
hop along the net. Alabanza's network daily average is 6.5% of its capacity, with mid-day peak spikes reaching only 15.5% capacity. Our transfer times range from 15 to 80ms routinely.
Hardware and System Specs
100 Base T
Web server type: