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Luxembourg cloud provider opens PoP in Joburg

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G-Core Labs, an international provider of cloud and edge solutions, has opened a new point of presence (PoP) of its network infrastructure in Johannesburg.

The Luxembourg-headquartered company says the economic capital of SA complements the global architecture of the company’s content delivery network with an average response time of up to 30ms, and also provides businesses of any size and profile with hosting services in the format of dedicated servers.

“The African continent is showing fairly good dynamics in the development of Internet technologies,” says Dmitry Samoshkin, vice president of products at G-Core Labs.

“Today, 525 million people are connected to the network here, which is about 12% of all users of the global Web. Internet penetration in South Africa is about 56%, so more than a half of nearly 59 million population here watch live broadcasts, videos on demand, play games and buy online.

“If you want to deliver your content to local users earlier than your competitors or are looking for a dedicated server in South Africa, we’ll be happy to help you.”

The company says the PoP is located in a certified Tier III-class data centre in Johannesburg and guarantees a speed of access to a dedicated server of 200Mbps.

It adds that the functionality of the automatic installation of the most popular operating systems (OS) (Windows and Unix), installed when ordering the server, is provided company’s dedicated servers.

It significantly saves time for system deployment, says the company. “You can also connect your own ISO image and install the necessary OS yourself. All G-Core Labs servers are protected from DDoS attacks using G-Core Labs unique technology for intelligent filtering of network traffic.”

The global architecture of G-Core Labs content delivery network, located on five continents, was created by experts on high-load systems, the company says.

Today, it includes more than 50 points of presence, 5 000 peering partners, 200 cash servers and operates daily with a traffic volume of 10Tbit/s, it concludes.

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