Infrastructure

How we provide our services

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Infrastructure

Mythic Beasts currently have facilities in seven data centres in Europe and North America.

In London, we have multiple racks in each of Equinix LD8 at 6/7 Harbour Exchange Square (HEX), Digital Realty Sovereign House (SOV) and Digital Realty Sovereign House North in Memaco House, Meridian Gate (MER). These are all located by Millwall Inner Dock in the London Docklands. 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 uncomfortably expensive for many applications, this has allowed us to continue to offer a wide range of services catering for all power and bandwidth requirements.

Our acquisition of BHost in 2018 gave us presences in the Equinix AM5 data centre in Amsterdam (AMS) and Hurricane Electric's Fremont 2 in the San Francisco Bay Area of California, both of which we have started to expand. In the same year we gained a small presence in Telehouse North 2 in London.

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, and 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.

We run a dark fibre ring around the three main London sites (HEX, SOV and MER) which we use to provide a 20Gbps public network ring between these sites. 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 which runs from London (HEX) round our Cambridge and Amsterdam facilities, and back to London (MER), providing all sites with geographically diverse links to our transit and peering in SOV, HEX and AMS. All traffic between these five sites is now free.

At present, the networks in Telehouse and Fremont are entirely separate to the core Mythic Beasts network and to each other.

IP Transit

Mythic Beasts can provide full or partial IPv4 & IPv6 transit to customers located in a data centre where we have a presence. See our transit price list for more information.

Peering

Mythic Beasts operate an open peering policy, and accept peering via LINX (both LON1 and LON2), LONAP, AMS-IX, SFMIX and FCIX, or via private peering.