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The number of DDoS-attacks with the development of IT-technologies only grows. DDoS-attack leads to inaccessibility of the web resource for end users, which can significantly affect the online business, entail direct and indirect losses, as well as deterioration of reputation among customers and users.
What configuration of DDoS protection should ensure data security?
For example, among our users of Cloud hosting and VPS, only 4% purchase additional options for DDoS protection services. Among owners of dedicated servers, this figure is higher (19%), which is associated with larger and more expensive projects.
The data show that the free DDoS protection package (10 Gb / s) included in any AtomDrive service provides reliable protection. Indeed, AtomDrive has an excellent technological solution for detecting and immediately responding to any kind of DDoS attacks with guaranteed results after thorough filtering.
A few key points you need to know about AtomDrive DDoS protection:
1. The operation of the web resource will not be suspended even during the attack.
2. The protection system can detect changes in attack algorithms and adapt to them.
3. We provide traffic statistics on the attacked resource.
4. Install DDoS protection easily and safely
5. Almost 100% filtering guaranteed.
Not only users of our company's services can get serious high-level DDoS protection from AtomDrive. You can purchase this service without changing the provider.
We offer a variety of DDoS protection configurations. To make a decision, you may need to determine the intensity of the attacks, but if this is not possible, choose a higher level of protection or consult our support service.
We keep track of annual transformations of business models and continuous changes in customers’ requirements regarding operation of technological digital systems, which to a great extent are the basis of company's success today. No matter what hosting requirements your company specifies – Atom Drive will provide solutions to setup the necessary connections.
All our services provide for possibility of scaling. Additional service packages for performance improvement:
· DDoS attack protection – basic (up to 10 Gbps) and advanced (up to 400 Gbps)
· Network connection channel 10 Gbps (RJ-45 or FO)
· Hardware RAID for increasing of server’s speed and reliability
· Hardware-based load balancing and turnkey solutions with high availability
· Highly available reserved Cloud Hosting, suitable for instant upgrade
· SSD drives with incredible performance and high speed of I/O operations
Our up-to-date configurations meet to up-to-date requirements for technical characteristics of IT systems that allow for improving performance of business.
We always find a space to apply Сolocation service. Our long-standing clients develop their IT solutions in our premises.
Finally, reliable systems of legal and technical protection allow our clients to not waste their time on security issues, focusing on growth of their companies instead.
Our management team regularly analyzes locations of hosting users. This analytical data provides us insight into the criteria for the attractiveness of our services to customers.
Despite the remoteness, our hosting has connections with the leading IP-Transit providers, so access time remains minimal from any country of the world. It’s the main reason why companies from Polynesia, Seychelles, New Zealand and even Chile use the hosting services of Atom Drive.
It is noteworthy, that a significant part of hosting users is located in the USA (23%), as well as in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus (26%). The share of European countries is 37%.
The reason of such attractiveness of Swiss hosting for users from the US and Russia consist in reliable legal defense of corporate and personal data, which is provided by the government.
We are open to any format of cooperation from any country.
The possibility of instant scaling without unreasonable expenses becomes the main requirement to IT infrastructure of modern digital projects in the actively changing environment of the world of innovation.
Cloud Hosting is one of the best solutions for small or medium business models. The significant advantage of AtomDrive cloud hosting is the ability to instantly allocate resources for virtual servers at the request of the customer and operate them by means of various operating systems, including Linux and Windows. Choosing Cloud Hosting, you can increase performance without excess costs for purchase of additional servers. The reliability of the сloud hosting is time-proved and beyond any doubt.
Each Cloud is equipped with a platform of visualization that allows you to order virtual machines. They can be controlled using the above-mentioned OS or client’s operating system – scalability is already provided.
We use Intel Xeon processor for physical servers and a reserved 10 Gbps bandwidth channel for cloud servers. Resources of the cloud can be a basis for one or several virtual machines, depending on configuration and your demands.
Cloud computing provides load balancing, allows for selecting the most suitable operating system and minimizing consumption of resources. Recovery technology of Cloud Hosting allows you to achieve 99.9% uptime.
Software XEN enables to control physical and virtual servers and provides the best solution for resources consolidation and reserving.
For more information about the advantages of this service, please contact our consultants.
Every company considering the offers on the hosting market establishes its choice according to the peculiarity of the business. However, there are key indicators on which the majority of the consumers of hosting services rely.
In this article, we will provide the current criteria to select the hosting.
1. Availability and security
The level of smooth functioning of your systems shouldn’t be lower than 99,9%. Other indicators shouldn’t be considered. Your systems should be provided with the guarantees of high availability and modern type of protection against DDoS attacks.
By providing our services, we rely on modern equipment, support of numerous backup connections. Due to this approach, we are able to guarantee for our customers 99,9% smooth operation, minimum latency, and high connection speed. AtomDrive is regularly working on the improvement of the DDoS protection system, taking into account today’s threats and requirements in this matter.
Legal data security is not less important for many companies. AtomDrive is physically located in Switzerland where the security of personal and corporate data is under the strict control of the country’s law.
2. The physical location of the servers
It is believed that the choice of hosting must be based on the territorial location of its data center. If your informational resource should be regionally linked, the choice should fall on the data
centers located in the necessary region. But, if there is no such opportunity, the hosting in Switzerland will be the best choice. Switzerland is situated in the center of Europe, has strict legislation on data security, and is a center of world business.
AtomDrive has its equipment in the modern high-class data center in Zurich. By choosing our hosting our customers obtain all the listed above benefits.
3. The duration of the company’s work and partnership
Nowadays, in the world of hosting, there is a big number of competing companies, many of them appeared recently, and some companies open for a short time. You should select the companies which have been operating on the hosting market for many years and have a wide range of configuration and plans, stable loyalty programs along with reliable conditions, a partnership with the providers of leading service and equipment.
Our company has been on the market since 2012, during these 7 years our team has acquired extensive experience in hosting management, increased the number of rooms and equipment in the data center, formed the base of regular customers, launched regular loyalty programs and created new products annually to meet the market needs. Supermicro and RedHat are our official partners.
4. The cost of services
High-class hosting isn’t cheap. Serious companies understand that good expensive hosting will receive more profit than the expenses on the cheap hosting failures.
Our team develops flexible plans as well as a wide range of configuration so that our customers were able to find the best quality-price offer that meets the requirements of their business. The advance payment program exists for regular customers and gives a financial advantage of 22% from the cost of services.
5. A wide range of payment methods
If earlier this criterion wasn’t so essential, then, over the past couple of years it became defining for some customers. The services which offer a wide range of payment methods and systems are more attractive.
In 2018 we launched the CoinGate platform and started to receive the payment in more than 50 types of currencies.
Choose wisely. Our consultants work 24/7.
Release of the new kinds of digital currency has really got the whole world on edge. According to various data sources, around 4–8% of population of the developed states own cryptocurrency. While analysts are debating about future of digital currency, the number of its types continues to grow.
Last year we started hosting payments for more than 50 types of cryptocurrency, which was assessed by our customers as a significant advantage of AtomDrive Company. We keep on creating new services and formats of convenient hosting.
As our users point out, we carried out a number of discount programs in 2018, which helped them invest the saved money in IT systems and business development. It was decided to prolong the following programs in 2019:
1. As Colocation service seems to be in high demand this year, AtomDrive offers free installation of the equipment. The term of the minimum contract is 2 times less and equal to 6 months now.
2. 22% discount for all tariffs after paying in advance. The maximum annual payment period gives the maximum discount. This is one of the best deals on the hosting market. 90% of our permanent customers choose the maximum payment period, saving one fifth of the tariff.
3. New customers will appraise a discount campaign that is held 2 times a year. The classical 5–10% discount can be used together with the advance payment. Their total sum is 32%, which plays a decisive role in choosing our hosting.
Surely, we reserve the right to conduct other programs. Follow online news blocks and our social networking channels. Make business as efficient as possible with AtomDrive!
Last summer 40°C heat has been fresh in memory when suddenly heavy precipitation fell in Central Europe in early 2019. As statistical data show, the amount of snow in early January was the biggest in the last 100 years. We don’t really know whether this is due to global warming or not. But what we know for sure is that all these vagaries of nature won’t affect the quality of maintenance and won’t cause climate change in our data centers in Switzerland.
Considering the consumer growth in 2018, AtomDrive team creates additional counters and rooms for the Colocation service every season. We are always ready to accommodate the equipment of new customers and introduce our promotional programs.
No need to worry about the climate, everything is under control!
It’s time for the Christmas holidays. We would like to wish our customers a magical time in the ambiance of family and friends; let all your dreams come true and your hearts get filled with warm feelings.
Let the coming year turn out to be the new chapter in your personal life and in your business. As for us, we will make sure that your equipment works reliably while you enjoy the holidays.
Stay with AtomDrive throughout the new year.
The time has come to summarize the achievements of the passing year. It was a breakthrough year for AtomDrive in terms of the number of concluded partnership deals (Supermicro, RedHad, CoinGate). These new opportunities allowed us to make our services more technological and open to the end-users.
We developed several new configuration upgrades for the projects that are involved in big data processing, with relation to the Storage and Magma product lines, which satisfied our expectations and achieved great popularity.
We connected the CoinGate payment gateway, which provided our customers with new ways of paying for our services. As of now, the payments can be carried out in more than 50 cryptocurrencies.
Moreover, we managed to maintain the best offer on the European market of hosting services. By purchasing the yearly plan in advance, the customers get to save up to 22% of their money which then can be invested in scaling of their projects with our hosting servers.
During the summer, we added an extra 10% to the June discount program.
Now, the VPS service can be installed for free whilst the minimal hosting period has been reduced by half.
Colocation has become the in-demand service among our new customers. The summer temperature records convinced our clients of the necessity to transfer their equipment to our platforms. We are prepared to integrate the new equipment during the winter period. The eco-friendly technologies are supplying our data center in Zurich with clean energy. The concern for the environment is a distinguishing feature of the serious modern companies.
We will maintain our future aspirations to improve the level of services provided by AtomDrive throughout the next year.