(The Hosting News) – Managed DNS service provider edgedirector.com announced today the addition of a service point of presence in Amsterdam. European users will notice a dramatic improvement in response times. The previous minimum response time was 100 milliseconds. The response time will now be as low as 1 millisecond for the closest locations.
Placement of the new edgedirector facility was carefully selected with a view to reachability of all major carrier networks in Europe. The new facility will also form one of the network test points that the edgedirector service uses to monitor the health of client servers for its distributed fail over service. The addition of another test point in the parallel testing network provides even greater reliability in assessing server health.
A recent third party survey of network round trip response time showed the following timings for a number of European centers:
(all times in milliseconds)
The timing results are typical of the results obtained from multiple tests on multiple days observed during the acceptance testing period. In addition to improving performance, the new facility adds further redundancy, diversity and capacity to the edgedirector network.
As is the case for all edgedirector facilities, the Amsterdam pop was subjected to extended acceptance testing prior to production release.
edgedirector.com provides advanced managed dns services with global load balancing and distributed server failover capabilities used by clients to create highly available and scalable internet services.