Redundant High Bandwidth Connectivity
To handle our
traffic, we have connections ranging from OC-12s to Gigabit
Ethernets to Verizon,
Level 3, and Qwest.
We guarantee 100% network uptime and will provide you credit
for any downtime experienced due to our network. Having
multiple providers improves both the reliability of our
platform as well as performance .
Cisco Powered Network
Dreamlink only utilizes enterprise level Cisco, Foundry,
and Juniper networking hardware. To handle multi-homes
connections, we employ BGP4 routing through our CISCO Edge
routers to select the fastest path for our Internet traffic.
It is a common misconception that the amounts of bandwidth
(size of the pipes that carry the data) differentiate web
hosting companies. In reality it is not only the size of the
pipes that matters, it is the utilization levels. The
utilization of our Internet connections is vital to a
network's ability to transfer data without packet loss or
latency. We aim to keep all connection usage below 80% to
avoid any connectivity problems.
Dynamic Routing (BGP4)
We run the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP4) for best case
routing. The BGP4 protocol is a standard that allows for
the routing of packets of information sent out from our
network. Each packet of information is evaluated and
sent over the best route possible. Because of our
redundant network architecture, packets may be sent via
alternative routes even if they are being delivered to
the same end user. Should one of our providers fail,
packets leaving our network are automatically redirected
through another route via a different provider.
Our network is a fully switched network. Traffic destined for
a website hosted on a server is sent only through switching
equipment necessary to deliver the information to that
server. This minimizes the risk of someone sniffing or
capturing traffic being sent across the network.
Furthermore, Dreamlink vigorously prosecutes persons who
generate malicious attacks on our internal network.