Infrastructure

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Infrastructure

Mythic Beasts currently have facilities in eight data centres.

In London, we have a multiple racks in each of Equinix LD8 at 6/7 Harbour Exchange Square (HEX), Digital Realty Sovereign House (SOV) and Digital Realty Memaco House (MER). These are each located in the London Docklands, south of Canary Wharf. Having racks in three locations allows customers to place equipment in physically separate locations with independently routed network connectivity.

In 2007, we established a presence in Redcentric's Cambridge data centre (CAM). With increasing London data centre prices making hosting in Docklands prohibitively expensive for many applications, this has allowed us to continue to offer a wide range of services catering for all power and bandwidth requirements.

In 2018, we acquired a presence in the Equinix AM5 data centre in Amsterdam (AMS) which we've started to expand, together with smaller presences in Telehouse North 2 in London, Hurricane Electric Fremont 2 in the San Francisco area of California, and Quadranet Century in Los Angeles.

All of the data centres we operate in are dedicated facilities, with generator-backed UPS systems to provide power in the event of a mains failure.

Our Network

Mythic Beasts run a fully autonomous network, AS44684, with multiple geographically-diverse 10Gbps transits, 10Gbps connections to peering on LINX, LONAP and AMS-IX. This provides connectivity to our five principal data centres (HEX, SOV, MER, CAM and AMS), in each of which we have a redundant pair of routers connected to separate switches on separate power feeds.

We run a dark fibre ring around the three main London sites (HEX, SOV and MER) which we use to provide a 10Gbps public network ring between these sites. All traffic between sites on this ring is free. We also use our fibre ring to provide some customers with their own CWDM frequencies which can be lit at 10Gbps, 25Gbps, 40Gbps or 100Gbps and used by customers to run their internal networks, electrically isolated from our network infrastructure.

In 2018, we provisioned a second 10Gbps public network ring runs from London (HEX) round our Cambridge and Amsterdam facilities, and back to London (SOV), providing all sites with geographically diverse links to our transit and peering in SOV, HEX and AMS.

At present, the network in Telehouse, Fremont, Los Angeles is entirely separate to the core Mythic Beasts' network.

Transit

Mythic Beasts can provide full or partial IPV4 transit to any customer located in our five principal data centres (HEX, SOV, MER, CAM and AMS).

Peering

Mythic Beasts operate an open peering policy, and accept peering via LINX, LoNAP, AMS-IX or via private peering.