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Our Network

Backbone Connections
Our backbone connections are second to none.  We have four(4) tier 1 backbone connections for a combined total of over 300MB per second of throughput.

Multiple Backbones

GorillaHost.com has 4 Internet connections ranging from T3 (45MB) to OC3 (155MB) in size.   Because our connections are true peering points utilizing BGP4 and we maintain our own internal network, GorillaHost.com is not dependent on any single internet connection. GorillaHost.com has backbone connections with Sprint, Cable & Wireless, Savvis Communications, and GTE Internetworking.

Sometimes the Net is slow...
What happens when your pipe is hooked up to a faucet that just trickles? Sometimes even though your ISP and your web host are both functioning properly, you may still have a slow data transfer rate. The Internet sends information all over the country and the world, through a dozen or more computers on its way to you -- and something's always getting serviced somewhere in that long chain. Here's what we've done to speed things up:

Route Optimization
We have a large investment in BGP (Border Gate Protocol) technology, which allows the traffic to your site to travel more efficiently by finding the best route for data to travel. On a typical server the traffic always takes the same route from client to server. For them, if there is a bad node, traffic does not get through at all. Because we use BGP protocol, different and more efficient routes are taken between client and server depending on traffic loads and broken nodes. This means our servers automatically look for the fastest route available.

Low Latency/High Throughput
Often providers operate their networks at three to four times responsible capacity, and as a result the corresponding transfer times reach over 300ms for each hop along the net. GorillaHost.com's network daily average is 6.5% of its capacity, with mid-day peak spikes reaching only 15.5% capacity. Our transfer times range from 15 to 80ms routinely.

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