Internet traffic uses a routing protocol called BGP (Border Gateway Protocol). BGP routes traffic through the most direct path. A direct path uses the least amount of devices (has the lowest amount of “hops”). Each device adds to the possibility of packet loss and congestion. Therefore, BGP reduces both packet loss and congestion. On paper, this produces an optimized route.
In practice, however, anyone who has driven in thick traffic knows that the most direct route is not always the best. In fact, in times of increased congestion, a temporary detour, no matter how long the distance, can be the shortest amount of time.
How is GigeNET’s Network Better?
GigeNET’s network looks at route characteristics such as latency, packet loss, stability, and the number of devices between our customers’ servers and their destinations across the Internet. Network routes are continually queried and benchmarked to find the fastest path across the Internet.
This represents a constant and automated cycle with thousands of queries a minute. The result is routing that provides the absolute fastest times just over 99% of the time.
Our network is prized in industries that require breakneck speeds including VPNs and Game Server Hosting. In both industries, a millisecond of latency can directly equate to millions of dollars lost.