31 Mar 2018

GSS Platform

GSS Platform

CDS adopted the Hitachi Content Platform (HCP) for GSS because of its high reliability, massive scale, multiple storage tiers, and broad protocol support.

 

29 Mar 2018

GIC Storage Service (GSS)

GIC Storage Service (GSS) is Recommended for:

Anyone requiring large amounts storage of object storage for analytics, compliance, social media, file sharing, content storage and distribution, or Big Data.

GIC Storage Services

GIC Storage Services (GSS) is Object Storage on the CDS Global Interconnected Cloud (GIC) platform. Highly reliable, available, scalable, and secure, GSS provides a fast, cost-effective way to archive and retrieve data anywhere, anytime, from any device. Because it is a serverless service, GSS allows users and applications to visit the storage via an API or URL. Starting from only $0.022/Gb/Month, low-cost GSS is ideal for data mining, active or cold archiving, storage for backup and recovery protection, or disaster recovery.

27 Mar 2018

CDN Benefits and Features

Benefits and Features

  • 99.99% reliability guaranteed by SLA Burstable bandwidth (95th percentile billing)
  • 1GigE, 10GigE, 100GigE
  • IPv4/IPv6 dual stack with full feature parity between IPv4 and IPv6
  • Blackhole capabilities for enhanced security
  • Low latency routes
  • BGP – included at no charge IPv6 and IPv4 on the same connection – included at no charge
  • Single AS worldwide – for simple global routing, provisioning, and service

The Problems Solved

  • Allows rapid access between locations and carriers
  • Provides high-speed connectivity for AOD, VOD, and content caching
  • Reduces the load on the origin server
  • Enhances security for origin server
  • Reduces maintenance costs

CDS provides access to the mainland of China with:

  • Over 500 acceleration nodes in mainland China, reaching more than 95% of the population
  • Connections to all the national Tier 1 carriers: China Telecom, China Unicom, China Mobile, Education Network, Great Wall Broad Net, and 10 additional regional Tier 2 carriers
  • CDS CDN has 6 Tbps of bandwidth and is still growing
  • Real-time test reports and online user reports

Experience the full power of CDS’ CDN – the solution used by 70% of online gaming and video companies in China.

25 Mar 2018

Content Delivery Network

Content Delivery Network

A Content Delivery Network (CDN) is an advanced traffic distribution network based on a system of distributed servers. This network captures content from the source server and saves it onto cache servers. Controlled by a dynamic traffic distribution controller, the user’s request is automatically redirected to the closest available cache server. A reliable CDN can shorten the servers’ respond time and enhance the availability of the servers. This response time is particularly noticeable when streaming video-on-demand or audio-on-demand.

CDS CDN Platform

The CDS CDN service platform is open to all users. We provide HTTP and HTTPS protocols as well as web page acceleration, download acceleration, and VOD streaming acceleration. Advanced hotlink protection, content refresh, and smart caching strategies are also offered.

CDS provides access to the mainland of China with:

  • Over 500 acceleration nodes in mainland China, reaching more than 95% of the population
  • Connections to all the national Tier 1 carriers: China Telecom, China Unicom, China Mobile, Education Network, Great Wall Broad Net, and 10 additional regional Tier 2 carriers
  • Real-time test reports and online user reports

 

23 Mar 2018

How BGP Peering Works

How BGP Peering Works.

CDS has been operating BGP networks since 1998 and currently holds two numbers: APNIC AS38353 and ARIN AS 63199. CDS AS 63199 BGP currently peers with more than 1000 network operators worldwide, including the world’s leading Internet exchanges: DE-CIX in Frankfurt, AMS-ix in Amsterdam, and China Telecom’s CN2. The CDS backbone extends throughout Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the Americas providing minimized routing requests and significantly increasing the speed and reliability of our customers’ Internet connectivity. With a dedicated team of network professionals working to expand and maintain our BGP networks, the CDS peering network delivers even the most remote areas in the world to our customers’ doorstep.

 

21 Mar 2018

Dedicated Internet Access (DIA) in China

Dedicated Internet Access (DIA) in China

Dedicated Internet Access (DIA) is designed for businesses in China in need of high-speed Internet. As a carrier-neutral ISP, CDS’ network is peered with Tier 1 carriers, China Telecom and China Unicom, ensuring secure and high-quality Internet services throughout mainland China.

Customers may add optional international services for access to CDS’ global Internet which provide office access to Google G-Suite and other websites or tools that are not normally available.

 

19 Mar 2018

China-Optimized Route

China-Optimized Route

 

Recommended for international companies who do not host in mainland China, but need their server accessible from mainland China. A server enabled with CDS’ China Optimized Route outside of mainland China will provide faster, more reliable connectivity through the Great Firewall to China.

Currently, our China Optimized Route is offered in the following CDS data centers: Hong Kong, Tokyo, Singapore, New York, Dallas, Las Angeles, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, and Dubai.

Leveraging connections to global upstream partnerships and utilizing a wealth of terrestrial and submarine cables, CDS’ China Optimized BGP provides high-speed data transmission with up to 80% latency improvement over the public Internet.

 

17 Mar 2018

Internet Connectivity for China

Internet Connectivity for China

 

Available only in CDS data centers inside mainland China:

2 Line BGP provides cost-effective website access for residential properties, businesses, and office buildings. With 2 Line BGP, Internet connectivity is provided to the two largest Internet providers in China, China Telecom, and China Unicom.

4-Line BGP provides premier website access for mobile users, education and research institutes, and college campuses in addition to residential properties and businesses. With interconnectivity to all four Tier1 ISP carriers and the majority of Tier 2 carriers, 4 Line BGP delivers carrier-neutral services nationwide – significantly reducing packet loss and latency.

Recommended for any office in mainland China requiring fast, reliable Internet access from China to the world.

Global BGP peering acts as a dedicated international gateway and is designed for use by international enterprises using CDS’ Beijing Data Center as their IT hub. Global BGP provides Internet access from China to anywhere in the world with significantly lower latency and higher availability. A CDS Global BGP peer enabled server can provide reliable access to services such as Google, Facebook, and Wikipedia*.

When Global BGP is assigned to a Virtual Data Center, the host’s IP address is “broadcast” to all AS networks worldwide with direct peering to CDS. All routing requests to the host’s IP addresses are then directly routed to CDS’ network without any searching, forwarding, and transmitting significantly lowering latency.

*Use of Global BGP feature is subject to regulatory approval

15 Mar 2018

Internet Connectivity in China

Internet Connectivity in China

CDS offers Internet accessibility with direct BGP peering to all four Tier 1 carriers in mainland China as well as all local carriers assuring the best and fastest coverage nationwide.

If you are unfamiliar with China’s Internet you may wonder why BGP peering matters. The Internet infrastructure in China is very different than in the rest of the world. In China, there are only four major providers: China Telecom, China Unicom, China Netcom and Education Net (CERNET). Despite the enormous demands made by cross-network traffic, these four networks are connected to each other by only three primary access points rather than a full mesh topology like the rest of the world. Due to the limited bandwidth at these access points, cross-network traffic often experiences substantial delays.

Without multi-line BGP, even local Internet traffic would have to go through an access point which might be thousands of miles away. Over the last 15 years, CDS has developed direct peering agreements with all Tier 1 providers and the local carriers assuring direct connections between carriers.

For example, a China Unicom user can ping a server in the same city on CERNET, and experience up to a 400ms delay. The data must travel on the China Unicom AS to the connecting node which might be a thousand miles away to access CERNET, then travel back on the CERNET sub-network to the server.

With multi-line BGP, the same ping would only take 20-30ms.

13 Mar 2018

Expanding Into China?

Expanding into China? CDS’ GPN provides options:

Mirror Hosting – When page loading time and SEO are critical, Mirror Hosting is the answer. Mirror Hosting significantly increases website performance and user experience by providing: Page Load Times < 3 seconds Local IP addresses

The result? SEO rankings by Chinese search engines such as Baidu are greatly improved creating greater visibility and allowing foreign sites to compete with:

No redesign of websites. No loss of connectivity to 3rd party support systems such as CRMs. Complete compatibility with Google fonts and analytics

V-IEPL – The answer for customers needing fast, secure, point-to-point connectivity to mainland China. Perfect for developers, V-IEPL requires local representation in China, but no ICP Registration Number. Like VPN, CDS’ V-IEPL offers fast, reliable connectivity from anywhere in the world to mainland China.