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Network to the Home with the speed of light!

Building a datacenterless cloud is quite the challenge. To illustrate, Microsoft researched heating homes with servers in their Datafurnace Project but (among other things) ran into the issue of the low average bandwidth in the US.

At Nerdalize we’ve always believed we can offer datacenter-grade cloud, including low latencies, without actually building a datacenter. We’re now at the point where we actually have 10 Gb/s connections to the homes our servers heat. Nerdy enough to want to learn more? Let me explain our network setup to you!

10 Gb/s and sub-millisecond latency

Luckily around 1/3rd of the homes in Netherlands have Fiber-to-the-home (FttH). Nerdalize has built a network, reusing much of this existing FttH infrastructure. By deploying our own network equipment and uplinks to the neighbourhood, we were able to set up a datacenter-grade network over existing fiber, with 10 Gb/s bandwidth to each household and at a latency between 0.15ms and 0.20ms.

Our network

And since all homes are equipped with two physically separated fibers, homeowners’ and cloud customers’ traffic can also be completely separated.

A datacenter-grade network allows our customers to run a wide variety of processes on our servers. We want to offer the same or better performance as any cloud provider, but in a more sustainable and affordable fashion!

The best part? We don’t charge you network costs. Ingress and egress are free under a fair use policy. Try it for yourself! Create a free trial account and check out how fast your application can run outside of a datacenter.

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Maaike Stoops
posted this July 26