Resource has servers at two locations in the United States.
The reason for doing this is that the closer
the customer is to the servers, the faster their pages will load.
This page describes the connectivity in use
at each location.
Connectivity (USA - Pennsylvania)
The network is connected via Gigabit/OC12
(1000/622 mbps) fiber connections to Commonwealth Telephone™ (CTSI™),
NorthEast PA's 2nd largest Telco, and XO™ Communications (pending).
Verizon™ (Formerly Bell Atlantic PA) and PPL
Telcom™, (a sub-division of Pennsylvania Power & Electric™ - PPL™) fiber
is also available in the facility.
The network currently connects POPs (Points
of Presence) in Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, & Philadelphia, with others to be
completed shortly. Transit is provided via Gigabit Ethernet (1000mbps)
from Level3™, BTN Access™, Cogent™, XO™ Communications, & Global Crossing™
(pending). For redundancy, BurstNET™ is currently running BGP4 (border
gateway routing protocol) to maintain the speed and uptime. If one
backbone line goes down, it will balance the load to the other(s). If one
line gets congested, it will load balance the traffic.
Connectivity (USA - Virginia)
In Virginia we have servers on the Servint
network. The Servint backbone is connected through GNAPS (Global NAPs
Networks) to several other locations including Equinix where it peers with
major networks and has transit connections. The GNAPS backbone is an
expansion of the backbone built by ServInt from 1997-2001. It has been
expanded by GNAPS to operate on full OC-48 connections, and to include
transit to UUNet and AT&T.