Network upgrade strengthens performance

February 1st, 2012, Published in Articles: EngineerIT

MWeb has concluded a four-phase network build and upgrade process to improve network performance and increase redundancy. The company has invested in a four-phased infrastructure and backbone upgrade over the last couple of months, with the first phase to upgrade MWeb’s link between Johannesburg and Cape Town. According to the company, it has gone live with the upgraded link between its Victory Park data centre in Johannesburg and data centre in Parow, Cape Town. This upgrade represents a 400% increase in throughput and MWeb is now running a 10 Gbps network between these centres The upgrading of the line provides improved performance for Cape Town customers who host email with MWeb, which is stored at its Victory Park data centre, as well as Johannesburg subscribers accessing content sites hosted at its data centre in Cape Town. Phase two saw MWeb go live with its Durban link into Telkom’s IP connect (IPC) service, which provides access to last mile ADSL infrastructure. Migrating Durban subscribers from the Johannesburg IPC to the Durban IPC link will improve the ADSL experience for Durban customers who were being served from Johannesburg, and make MWeb the first ISP to have significant IPC bandwidth in Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg.

Contact Daphne Mphaga, MWeb Business, Tel 011 340-7170, dmphaga@mweb.com

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