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WorldStream expands global high-volume network

WorldStream, a fast-growing Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) hosting provider with security-focused services including dedicated servers, colocation and DDoS attack mitigation, has expanded its high-volume global network to include a Point of Presence (PoP) in one of IRIDEOS’ fifteen data centers in Italy, in Milan. This network expansion will add to WorldStream’s already established network capabilities in Southern Europe, further optimizing network speeds and latency rates for Italian customers serviced by WorldStream.

Since its foundation in 2006, WorldStream has built a proprietary global network with a total capacity of currently 10Tbit/s (!), with a maximum network utilization of 50 percent to provide customers with high-scalability options and the ability to easily mitigate the impact of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks.

With more than 90% year-on-year revenue growth figures and currently more than 15,000 dedicated servers under management in its company-owned data centers in the Netherlands, WorldStream delivers its security-focused IaaS hosting services to a global customer base which includes cloud service providers (CSPs), managed service providers (MSPs), systems integrators (SIs), broadcasters, Internet service providers (ISPs), independent software vendors (ISVs), SMBs and enterprise companies.

As the 3rd largest national economy of the Eurozone and the 8th largest in the world, Italy turns out to be an important target market for WorldStream. That’s why the company has now deployed a network Point of Presence in one of IRIDEOS’s Italian data centers, in Milan.

100G Global Network, DDoS Mitigation

The new PoP allows WorldStream to further enhance its network speeds and latency rates in this area. The PoP in Milan extends WorldStream’s network capabilities which already includes a peering connection with the Milan Internet Exchange (MIX) that connects WorldStream’s 10Tbit/s capacity network with multiple regional connectivity providers. The WorldStream global network that includes multiple transit providers and 28 Private Network Interconnects (PNIs) is connected to seven more Internet Exchanges including AMS-IX, NL-IX, DE-CIX and ECIX.

“Low latency, high-speed, high-redundancy and extreme security measures are key ingredients for the proprietary global network we have established since 2006,” said Lennert Vollebregt, CEO and co-owner of WorldStream. “I could share a lot of details on the technical specifications of this fully 100G equipped global network, about the cutting edge DWDM technology we’ve deployed as well as mitigation techniques, but I think the results speak for itself. Very recently we’ve experienced several large-scale distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks on our network, with attacks of even 350Gbps and more, but our 10Tbit/s network volume and scrubbing techniques were easily capable of protecting the availability of our clients’ IT and web infrastructures. The EVPN-VxLAN capabilities of our global backbone will allow us to further expand our product offering by creating borderless network services, Twin/Multi Datacenter services and hybrid cloud solutions. The new PoP in Milan will further enhance these capabilities as well as the network speed and latency in Southern Europe.”

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