OpenDNS Brings Hong Kong Data Center Online, Improves Performance for Millions of Internet Users in Asia

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The new Hong Kong data center comes in response to overwhelming demand for OpenDNS’s DNS and Internet security solutions from the Asia-Pacific region.

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From day one we’ve been committed to ensuring that our users are positively impacted when our company experiences dramatic growth

OpenDNS, the world’s largest Internet-wide security network - making the Internet safer, faster and more reliable for more than 50 million people every day - today announced it has added a new server location in Hong Kong, instantly improving speed, reliability and performance at one of the world’s busiest Internet intersections. The data center, which brings OpenDNS’s total global footprint to 14 data centers, is the second OpenDNS data center in the Asia-Pacific region, joining Singapore.

OpenDNS now resolves more than 40 billion DNS requests daily, a whopping 8 billion more requests per day than the company did at the same time last year. The rapid growth of the company as a whole, and enthusiastic demand from the Asia Pacific region for OpenDNS’s DNS and business security solutions fueled the decision to bring a new data center online in the area. The new location will immediately improve performance for surrounding countries, including China, India and Japan.

Like all OpenDNS data centers, the Hong Kong location will leverage sophisticated Anycast routing technology to ensure that OpenDNS users are always using the Data Center closest to them, thereby experiencing ultra-reliable, lightning fast and uninterrupted Internet performance. The Hong Kong data also adds redundancy in the Asia-Pacific region, ensuring users from the area never experience delays or performance hits, even if a server is taken offline for optimization.

“From day one we’ve been committed to ensuring that our users are positively impacted when our company experiences dramatic growth,” said OpenDNS Founder and CEO David Ulevitch. “This data center reaffirms our commitment to building far-ahead of capacity needs, especially as we experience demand for our malware protection and security services dramatically increase in the Asia-Pacific region.”

As OpenDNS continues to experience unprecedented growth, the company remains committed to expanding well ahead of capacity needs, which will ensure incredibly fast Internet and ultra-low latency even in cases of traffic spikes. OpenDNS recently finished a complete overhaul of its London data center, giving European users significantly improved speed and performance. The company has plans to continue optimizing its existing data centers and adding additional server locations throughout 2012 and 2013.    

About OpenDNS
OpenDNS is the world’s leading provider of Internet security and DNS services, enabling the world to connect to the Internet with confidence on any device, anywhere, anytime. OpenDNS provides millions of businesses, schools and households with a safer, faster and more intelligent Internet experience by protecting them from malicious Web threats and providing them control over how users navigate the Internet, while dramatically increasing the network’s overall performance and reliability. For more information about OpenDNS, please visit: http://www.opendns.com

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