I have a quick and exciting update… we have new data center regions! 🎉
Made possible by the contributions from our wonderful project supporters, I have been able to bring online two new data center regions, Toronto CA and Bengaluru India! This brings our grand total data center regions to 7!
Here’s the list for those of you keeping track:
- New York, US
- San Francisco, US
- Toronto, CA
- London, EU
- Frankfurt, DE
- Bengaluru, IN
What does more data center regions mean for you?
Speed & Performance – The closer a user is to a data center, the better their experience is. Since your data has to travel from your printer to the server and back to wherever you are, the closer the better! The speed increase will affect how quickly the interface loads, how snappy commands are, and how smooth file transfers and webcam streams perform.
Reliability – The global network of servers powering OctoEverywhere interconnect to create a reliable and adaptive mesh. The servers have the ability to summon your printer connection anywhere in the world to ensure the shortest path to wherever you are at the time. The system can also heal from outages of data centers by redirecting connection traffic to other nearby data centers until the outage has been restored.
Congestion Distribution – Your printer is automatically routed to the most ideal data center region using OctoEverywhere smart server mesh. Having more data centers regions means users are more spread out among the servers, leading to less congestion and competing traffic.
The OctoEverywhere project is 100% community funded. This expansion, the upcoming v1 protocol, and countless other new features are made possible by the community’s support. I greatly appreciate everyone’s support of the project and am amplified by the passion the community brings. ♥