i3D.net, our sister company, is one of the leading providers in the field of global game hosting. Every day, millions of gamers use i3D.net servers to play. A large part of these servers is located at the Smartdc data center in Rotterdam.
i3D.net is connected to the most prominent service providers and internet exchanges globally, with its own backbone over several fibers. With Smartdc, it’s possible to connect directly into the i3D.net network.
i3D.net serves both game publishers and enterprise customers. In addition to solid hosting through dedicated servers, these organizations need secure and flexible networks that deliver high performance with the lowest possible latency, and that’s why i3D.net is constantly expanding and improving its network.
The new Juniper MX10008 offers many benefits. Due to the growing demand for data traffic, there is a need for more bandwidth. Therefore, this upgrade was necessary with companies using more data and the upcoming construction of the 5G network in the Netherlands. With a 5G network, more significant amounts of data will be processed, stored, and distributed, which requires higher bandwidth. Expanding to 100 Gbit ports with the possibility of further expanding to 400 Gbit ports was necessary for the data center. The MX Platform offers improved performance and flexibility needed for this.
The new generation of routers is more energy-efficient, which means that we can save more energy and keep the costs of running our powerhouses low.
For some time, i3D.net used to work with different suppliers for firewalls, switches, and routers. These suppliers worked with different Operating Systems (OS) and required different certifications. Since it proved inefficient, i3D.net decided to work with only one supplier from now on.
Juniper works with one generic OS, called Junos, which is used on all Juniper equipment. This means that staff certification courses apply to the entire Juniper portfolio, allowing all employees to work with Juniper more efficiently.