We are excited to announce the expansion of our global presence with a new platform region in Mexico City. This adds a third location to our Latin America footprint, following our established locations in Brazil and Chile.
Strategic Latin America interconnection hub
Mexico, with a population of close to 130 million people, is Latin America’s largest economy, after Brazil. The Mexico City metro area alone has more than 21 million people.
With the current acceleration of digital transformation, the Mexico market is fast becoming a major digital hub. Our new PoP is situated in KIO Network’s MEX|5 Data Center, one of the most important interconnection hubs in all of Mexico.
The facility is strategically located right in Mexico City and offers high levels of availability, redundancy and security, as well as access to a wide range of local and international networks.
Providing an enhanced user experience
Previously, our international customers were reaching end users in Mexico and Central America from Dallas, Texas. Having servers so much closer to targeted users and access to KIO’s low-latency networks in the region enables an enhanced customer experience.
Teaming up with KIO Networks
By teaming up with KIO Networks, we are also able to bring our bare metal cloud platform to companies based in the region.
In the words of Santiago Suinaga, Managing Director of KIO Data Center Services.
“Maxihost offers an impressive range of bare metal servers that are unrivaled in Mexico City, including purpose-built machines that are optimized for particular workloads including energy-efficient, high-performance ARM-based servers. Our many existing and future clients will benefit by being able to instantly deploy these powerful bare metal offerings using Maxihost’s easy-to-use cloud platform.”
Geographic expansion plans
As we continue to bring the benefits of our bare metal cloud platform to broader audiences, we will be adding new locations in Europe and Asia to expand our existing presence in Latin America, the United States, Australia and Japan.
Deploying your applications to a new server can be a time-consuming task depending on your requirements and how complex the application is.
Maxihost partnered with Cloud 66 to make the whole process more straightforward, enabling Engineering teams to deploy their applications on bare metal servers by simply pushing to master on their favorite versioning system.
We have been using Cloud 66 at Maxihost for the last three years, and have always been very happy with the experience. Cloud 66 not only gives us all of the benefits of a PaaS but also enables us to have our applications deployed to our own infrastructure, an important security requirement we have.
Your apps deployed on bare metal in minutes
You can use the integration with very little setup required. All you have to do is get your API key from the Maxihost dashboard and use it to add Maxihost as a new Deployment Target when deploying a new app on Cloud 66.
The Cloud 66 UI makes the deployment process incredibly simple by allowing you to set up environment variables, different servers for your services, and more.
Once your app is live, you can trigger new deployments by pushing to master — or your preferred production branch — on GitHub, Bitbucket, or GitLab.
To get started, sign up for a Cloud 66 account and use code
Hello-Maxihost to get $100 in credits and start using their services.
If you are new to Maxihost, get $100 in credits by going to credits.maxihost.com, add your API key and code
We are excited to become a native integration in the Cloud 66 ecosystem, facilitating the deployment of applications and containers on Metal.
2020 has been an intense year for the cloud, and the acceleration of Edge computing has been especially intense. Changes to the way people work and collaborate online have pushed enterprises to move their workloads ever closer to users, creating new use cases and needs for Edge computing.
That's why today we are excited to introduce a new generation of bare metal servers for the Maxihost Platform, a carefully selected and optimized selection that can be deployed instantly in many regions around the world, including an ARM-based server that is sure to make some of you excited about the future of the Edge. More on that later.
New servers, new names, more power
We are changing the names of our servers to help you better identify their purpose and main characteristics. This is not exactly an original idea, and we know that many cloud providers have adopted the nomenclature coined by AWS to differentiate their servers, but sometimes convention is better than innovation, and naming our servers to something that most of you are already familiar with felt like the natural move.
Second-gen servers are considerably more powerful than the previous ones, with every one of them having better specs than their predecessors.
On top of that, we are also introducing purpose-built machines that are optimized for particular workloads. Compute-optimized servers are available today, and soon you will also be able to deploy storage-optimized and network-optimized devices. Storage comes first with the s2.large.x86 server, a great option if you are looking to build your cloud-native storage.
This server sports a Dual Xeon 4214 processor with 24 cores at 2.2 GHz, 128GB of RAM, and two disks of 256GB SSD and ten disks of 14TB, as well as two bonded 10Gbps NICs. A great option for Kubernetes native storage like MinIO or Ceph deployments, or even iSCSI.
ARM The Edge!
We are excited to add an ARM server to the fleet, powered by the Ampere eMAG processor, an incredibly dense, enterprise-grade server that ARM enthusiasts will love!
With NVIDIA's acquisition of ARM and the introduction of Apple Silicon, ARM is sure to make a dent in the Edge, and we believe it will become a lot more popular in the near future.
We've partnered with Ampere Computing to bring their eMAG processor to the Maxihost Platform and are looking forward to seeing what our customers will run on this powerhouse machine.
All second-gen servers, including c2.large.arm are available today and can be deployed in any of our global locations. Deploy now!
New Maxihost Point of Presence (PoP) in Chile brings automated bare metal cloud servers and low-latency connectivity options to western South America.
SAO PAULO, October 20, 2020 — Maxihost, a global provider of bare metal-based cloud infrastructure products offering high levels of automation, scalability and control announces that it has partnered with PIT Chile, a leading Internet Exchange Point (IXP) providing interconnection and data center services, to launch a Point of Presence (PoP) in Santiago, extending its reach in the LATAM region and providing new opportunities for Maxihost international clients looking to access this vital area.
Santiago, one of the largest economies in the Americas, has a modern telecommunications network and is quickly becoming an interconnection hub for digital businesses, attracting both regional ISPs and international CDNs who require fast, low-latency connectivity to deliver content to the area.
PIT Chile is the second largest IXP in South America and the sixth in the world in terms of traffic, with 2Tbps, allowing PIT users and companies to seamlessly connect with each other, access public cloud services, publish on social networks or deliver gaming and streaming services. By partnering with PIT Chile, Maxihost can now offer clients seeking to conduct business in the region direct access to PIT Chile’s rich ecosystem of 150 carriers and content providers, providing great domestic connectivity as well as high-quality Tier 1 international connectivity.
“We are thrilled to partner with PIT Chile to make it possible for our clients to deploy bare metal servers in Chile. Before establishing this PoP, our customers were serving Chile from our PoP in Brazil at an Internet speed of 50ms,” explains Guilherme Soubihe Alberto, CEO of Maxihost. “With our PoP in Santiago, our clients will be able to provide services at a speed of 10ms or less. This means faster speed for any latency sensitive applications such as gaming, streaming and web applications.”
Likewise, PIT Chile sees benefits from the addition of Maxihost to a list of customers that includes Chilean ISPs as well as major CDNs such as Facebook, Fastly, Google and Microsoft.
“We are excited to inaugurate the new Maxihost PoP in Chile,” adds Daniel Fried, Commercial Director of PIT Chile. “As a high bandwidth bare metal provider, Maxihost will inject high volumes of traffic into our backbone. Additionally our PIT members will benefit by being able to instantly deploy servers using Maxihost’s highly automated bare metal cloud platform.”
PIT Chile selected GTD’s Lidice II Data Center in the heart of Santiago for the Maxihost launch because this secure, modern, green facility with 100% redundant “carrier- class” latest generation equipment and fiber optic access rooms, has Tier III certification that ensures the high availability of services and ultra-low latency connectivity delivered by PIT Chile for all of Latin America.
The new PoP is also significant in that it increases Maxihost’s footprint to include the western part of the continent, bringing their powerful infrastructure options closer to a greater number of users. Neighboring countries such as Peru, Argentina, Bolivia and Ecuador can also benefit from the new Maxihost PoP.
In terms of serving a larger global audience, Maxihost has a substantial presence in the U.S. as well as Sydney Australia and is working towards expanding into Europe and Asia before the end of Q1/2021.
Meanwhile, Maxihost continues to enhance its platform, having recently added a private VLAN capability that enables fast and secure Layer 2-based communications between related bare metal servers within a data center.
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Creating Layer 2 networks in your Bare Metal Cloud is essential to keep mission-critical services away from the open internet, as well as to reduce your bandwidth costs.
Having your bare metal servers communicate privately usually requires a considerable amount of manual work. That's why we're incredibly excited to announce Private VLAN.
Private VLANs allow you to group servers, enabling private communication between them. This is useful in a number of instances where you don't want or need traffic from specific servers going through the internet. Connecting two or more servers in the same Private VLAN is the equivalent to them being physically connected.
An example of how you could use this feature is connecting multiple servers through a Private VLAN for backup purposes. By having your backup routines go through Maxihost's private network, you not only benefit from added security but also don’t have to pay for outbound data transfers, greatly reducing your bandwidth costs.
Another common use case for Private VLANs is managing services like DHCP.
Maxihost packets on a Private VLAN do not go through the network layer, and traffic is not filtered in any way.
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