IP Connect: internet connectivity

The Serverius network (AS50673) is providing Dutch datacenter internet connectivity. It’s  a mix of premium peering and international carriers like Level3, Cogent, AMS-IX, SpeedIX and DTAG.

Serverius is one of the top 3 largest Dutch datacenter internet connectivity suppliers in the Netherlands, the service is available in all Dutch datacenters. Usable as a normal internet access up to cutome made Layer 3 IP transit configurations. The service is famous of its high volume, direct connections to all major European carriers and all attached IP services like Colocation, DDoS protection, AI as a Service and others.

Premium European internet connectivity

As a premium IP network, it’s our duty to offer the best possible connectivity. Therefore a wide range of premium carriers and routes and all major Internet Exchanges with many direct fiber peers are combined in one single internet connectivity service. Proof of this quality can be found at http://lg.serverius.net, https://smokeping.serverius.net and https://speedtest.serverius.net

  • 1G, 10G, 40G or 100G core switch ports
    Get your 100G , 40G, 10G port and get connected by redundant core-switch ports (core router/switch A + B).
  • Aggregated port payment
    Multiple uplinks at many locations your data traffic usage on 95% percentile will be calculated as one!.
  • 12Tbps backbone
    Each direct fiber peering or carrier is minimally connected by multiple 100G port and is a part of the 1,7 Tbps network what’s running on our redundant 12Tbps transport backbone.
  • Free incoming data traffic
    Internet connectivity to the Serverius network will not be calculated (except of 40/100G uplinks).
  • Premium PNI peering included!
    All major networks in the have (100 Gbps) direct fiber connections (PNI) to Serverius. Therefore we guarantee the best possible connection to Deutsche Telekom AG (DTAG), AWS, OVH, KPN, Liberty Global (Ziggo/Vodafone), etc.
  • Premium routing quality
    All routing is based on best/shortest BGP path. Just like how BGP was invented. We only prefer some BGP routes above others when it’s better for quality, changing BGP routes to save carrier cost will never happen.
  • DDoS protection and Web Application Firewall included!
    The Serverius DDoS protection and WAF can be enabled with just a mouse click.
  • BGP Flowspec support
    In addition you can use BGP Flowspec rules by BGP community, API or web interface. With these rules you can drop data traffic and allow it, but limit it at a specific defined rate. This way you can control data traffic on the Serverius core routers before it will reach your own network.
  • Free transport between datacenters
    The Serverius paid network users can use free network transport between both Serverius datacenter.
  • Announcement of your own IP subnets
    Don’t you have a router? No problem, we can announce your own IP subnets under the Serverius ASN AS50673.

Service availability at any Dutch datacenter

This internet connectivity is available at Serverius its own datacenters and also in any other datacenter in the Netherlands like Nikhef Amsterdam, carrier location Global Switch Amsterdam or any other datacenter.

Get your quote!

Please fill in the form below and you will receive within 24 hours a .pdf internet connectivity quote.
An engineer will contact you to ask you if the quote contains everything you need.
If things need to be changed or you have questions, you can discus it with him.

Technical questions? Contact one of our network/NOC/carrier engineers:

Aleksandr Belytskyi
IP infrastructure engineer
Haitham Moghrabi
NOC engineer
Hidde van der Heide
Network engineer & R&D director
Sergey Petukhin
Head connectivity infrastructure

Advanced data traffic statistics

The client panel shows many real-time client port statistics.:

  • Aggregated Layer 2, Layer 3 data-traffic in Mbps + the amount of packets per second.
  • Port errors. Long term history about the physical connection between you and the Serverius core-switch.
  • Insight of the most used protocols.

This information helps you to better control your network. For example by optimizing your network speed or troubleshoot possible network problems. It can save you many hours debugging at your own hardware.

BGP communities

As a small paid extra, BGP L3 users can use BGP communities to stop using some of the carriers of the Serverius network. For example, the BGP community 0:6777 will stop the prefix announcement to the AMS-IX.

Automatic BGP nulling & IP protection

All internet connectivity users (layer 2 and layer 3) can set Mbps or PPS thresholds per (single) IP or subnet. This will prevent full uplinks by incoming data traffic. For instance, when your network is under DDoS attack the system can automatically null-route the attacked IP. Notification with information when and why an IP was nulled is sent by SMS and email. This way you can add your clients email address and/or mobile number for SMS notification.

Un-nulling can be done by the client panel and even by e-mail (click on a link). You can even un-null an IP in 1 click by a mobile phone! When 2 or more email addresses are added to the notification and one of them un-nulled an IP, the other one is notified by e-mail.

If you use the Serverius DDoS protection, you can add an IP subnet to the DDoS protection with a single click!

Aggregated Top Talker statistics

Incoming traffic is hard to manage. Outgoing data traffic you can control, but incoming you can’t. Your own hardware will help you but with multiple uplinks it’s hard to manage. You need real information about data traffic before it will hit your network. Therefore, Serverius offers their users real-time Top Talker information + clear packet per second information with divided protocol information.  It’s generated directly from the core routers, with an ultra fast sampling rate of 1 per 10 packets!

As you can see, the one-click-nulling or one-click-IP-protection assist to null-route or DDoS protect an ip with a single mouse click! This is very useful when one of your ip’s is under heavy load or DDoS attack and you want to see and take action at the attacked IP address. With nulling an ip, all traffic to this ip will no longer hit your uplinks. The nulled ip address is nulled on the Serverius routers and all peering and transit suppliers.

BGP flow-spec support

In addition to all IP connectivity services, Serverius offers BGP Flowspec to its users as an additional service. With this BGP Flowspec, users can add Flowspec rules to the Serverius core routers using the control panel and the API. Flowspec has a lot of benefits. For example: blocking high volume data traffic like a large firewall to use it as a part of your privately owned DDoS protection network.

Flowspec is an addition to the standard BGP protocol which allows BGP peers to exchange rules for filtering or redirecting traffic based on packet headers. The philosophy here is that there is no point in sending traffic when you already know it will be dropped by the recipient. By sharing Flowspec rules with BGP peers we can minimize wasted bandwidth.

Flowspec API

The nice thing about using Flowspec is that it will allow users to control their incoming internet connectivity limits. Since Flowspec works on the router level, any traffic block or rate-limited by Flowspec will not impact traffic usage on transit ports. For instance, when running a lot of websites, there is no need to receive UDP traffic. Instead of blocking it locally using a firewall, you can add a Flowspec rule that blocks UDP traffic. For example: if your network would be attacked by a DDoS reflection attack, the traffic will be stopped on routing level and not impact traffic usage in the rest of your private network. It will avoid full uplinks.

apiBecause the Flowspec rules can be managed using the API, it is possible to link Flowspec to systems like flow collectors or traffic analyzers.