SingleHop's Out-of-Band Private Network enables secure intercommunications between various devices within our data centers without using any public bandwidth. In addition to intercommunication, the Private Network offers remote access to your servers via a secured SSL-VPN for offline administration and management.
There are a number of benefits to using the SingleHop Private Network.
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We use a combination of Dell and Cisco hardware to provide this network to our customers. Customers are offered 100mbps connections at no cost with an upgrade to a gig port at a minimal cost. All configurations are done by our automation system which guarantees very little errors compared to changes done by hand. The subnet allocations are managed by our systems and each server can be allocate more than one IP address.
Since the Private Network is out-of-band and unmetered, it is an efficient and secure way to transfer backups between your servers without using your public bandwidth allocation.
Normally multicast requires network configurations to run properly between servers. However, because each customer on the Private Network is assigned their own vlan, which spans across the entire data center, they can setup multicast between their servers without the need for network changes.
By disabling the Public Network on database servers and accessing them strictly via the Private Network, organizations can mitigate risk by only allowing other systems within the same Private Network the ability to connect to the database server. This not only increases security but it increases efficiency as server-to-server communication can occur in a smaller network and never depend on the public internet availability.
The Private Network enables secure out-of-band remote access to any server by using an SSL-VPN. This way customers can access backend servers or even public servers without opening up the management services to the general internet. This method also can be used to administer servers that become unreachable via the public internet.
Customers can use this private network to connect to outside storage devices or cloud storage products. With speeds up to 1Gbps and completely unmetered capacity it makes this one of the most popular use cases for the SingleHop Private Network