G-Core Labs, a Luxembourg-based international provider of cloud and edge solutions, has announced that it is expanding its presence in Europe with the opening of its 24th hosting point in London.

According to G-Core Labs, this new location in the capital of the United Kingdom (UK) is demonstrating one of the best connections on the local market with an average response time of 19 ms (according to Citrix independent analytical system). The infrastructure in London is also a part of the company's global content delivery network (CDN). 

Andre Reitenbach, G-Core Labs managing director, explained: "The UK is one of the most important centres of the global network. The development of point of presence here, on the one hand, expands the choice for companies and teams who want to have their own dedicated server in Western Europe with high-quality equipment and round-the-clock support. The point of presence guarantees the server access speed of 200 Mbit/s, has no traffic restrictions and is located in a certified Tier III data centre". 

Mr Reitenbach similarly noted that the UK is one of the world's leaders in terms of internet penetration among the population (today it is approaching 95%), a third of residents use streaming as the main way to view video content and even more Brits regularly buy in online stores (the country is one of the three world leaders in terms of internet trade). He added: "Our CDN servers, also located in London, allow us to provide almost instant delivery of the heaviest content to the local audience and customers, including video broadcasts, premium games or demo videos of online stores".

The functionality of the automatic installation of the most popular operating systems (OS) (Windows and Unix), installed when ordering the server, is provided by the company’s dedicated and virtual servers. This saves time for system deployment. Users can also connect their own ISO image and install the necessary OS themselves. All G-Core Labs servers are protected from DDoS attacks using G-Core Labs unique technology for intelligent filtering of network traffic.

The dedicated servers of the company provide constant free access to their intelligent platform management interface (IPMI), which helps solve any issue with hosting in a remote format even in case of a emergency situation. Meanwhile, G-Core Labs virtual server is based on KVM virtualisation technology, which guarantees high and uninterrupted performance and is equipped with fast SSD disks. 

The global architecture of G-Core Labs CDN, located on five continents, was created by experts on high-load systems. Today, it includes more than 60 points of presence, over 5,000 peering partners, more than 300 cash servers and a total network capacity of 10+ Tbit/se.