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The Internet.

Just Faster and Smarter.

GlobalDots' Internet Overlay Network enables faster and more reliable SaaS applications by radically improving Internet performance up to 15x, anywhere in the world. GlobalDots enables you to deliver a great user experience over the internet without additional infrastructure.

Through our network, you are now able to take control of Internet performance and how it impacts your application’s performance. Our solution allows you to build dynamic applications without worrying about the internet slowing you down.

 

WHO IS IT FOR?

 

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SaaS PROVIDERS

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CONTENT COLLABORATION

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MEDIA DOCUMENT SHARING

WE TAKE CARE OF THE NETWORK SO YOU CAN BUILD GREAT APPLICATIONS

 

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Sub-second application response time is an important but often unrealized goal for SaaS providers. Productivity is directly linked to fast application response time. Yet today, the percent of web applications that can actually deliver sub-second response time is very small.


Research has consistently shown that an application response time of over 1 second will cause an interruption in the user’s flow of thought, and a delay of about 10 seconds will result in the abandonment of the task. 

However, inconsistent internet performance makes response times of over 5 seconds typical, particularly for end users who are located far from the application’s data center. But why exactly do web applications have such poor response times? 

THE INTERNET BACKBONE PROBLEM

 

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The Internet: A SaaS provider's Best Friend... and Worst Enemy

 

What is the Internet Backbone?

Nearly all web content flows through the Internet Backbone. The Internet Backbone is made up of many large Network Service Providers that interconnect with each other. These large networks charge Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to transport data packets long distances.

How Least Cost Routing hurts performance

Within the Internet Backbone, all traffic is treated equally, and so ISPs maximize profitability by minimizing the cost of sending traffic. Least cost routing is the
process of selecting the path traffic will take along the Internet Backbone based on the lowest cost, not on best performance. 

Least cost routing happens as a result of rules that are set into Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), the routing protocol of the Internet Backbone. These BGP rules allow providers to prioritize traffic using cost-based weighting factors. 

For SaaS providers, this means there is no way to pay more to get a better quality of service on the public Internet Backbone, and it is nearly impossible to implement consistent routing policies across ISPs to identify the best performing path. This puts the customer experience for SaaS providers at the mercy of the network providers’ cost-cutting routing tables.

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SaaS PROVIDERS ARE ESPECIALLY SENSITIVE TO INTERNET PERFORMANCE

 

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Content collaboration

Enterprise file sharing & synchronization, plus those that enable content sharing for regulated industries.

 

 

Dynamic SaaS Application Performance 

Collaborative applications with rich interactive features that must deliver consistent performance for global end-users.

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Big Data ETL

Data analytic solutions that require timely transfer of very large files or logs.

 

INTERNET BACKBONE PROBLEMS WORKAROUNDS

 

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SaaS providers attempt to fix their Internet Backbone problems by implementing expensive and complex workarounds including the building replicated data centers to improve performance for regional end users. Let's take a look at pros and cons of each solution and why they all fail at solving the real reason why Internet performance is slow or inconsistent.

DEPLOY SD-WANs

SaaS providers create regional data Software-Defined Wide Area Networks (SD-WANs) are corporate WANs that have been virtualized with software. SaaS vendors with regional data center PoPs must also deploy backhaul networks between the PoPs to synchronize data. 

They must also contend with inevitable customer issues related to out of date information between data centers.

DEPLOY REGIONAL DATA CENTERS

Some SaaS providers create regional data centers to improve performance, locating PoPs in the geographies where users are experiencing poor performance. 

This approach works when the company can absorb the complexity and cost of deploying and running their own data centers and maintaining mechanisms to
synchronize data across many distributed systems. However, the business complexity created by such an architecture creates significant lock-in and prevents SaaS providers from being able to roll out new features and technologies quickly.

USE A CDN TO ELIMINATE INTERNET BACKBONE TRAFFIC

CDNs are excellent for serving static content to users near the CDNs Point of Presence (PoP), but quickly become impractical for handling dynamic data that must created “on the fly. 

Some CDNs have built fiber backhaul networks between their PoPs to help refresh cache contents. These backhaul networks can be used to help accelerate uploads and bi-directional content, but these networks were optimized to refresh static data and often don’t perform as well for accelerating dynamic content.

 

HOW WE SOLVE THE INTERNET BACKBONE PROBLEM

 

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We open up a fast lane through the Internet that gives the end-users of SaaS providers sub-second application performance around the globe. GlobalDots' Internet Overlay Network steers traffic around the congested networks in the Internet Backbone, thus eliminating the need for workarounds. This in turn reduces the cost and complexity of application, storage and networking infrastructure.

 

It is delivered “as-a-Service”, so there is no hardware, no caching to configure and no user software to download.

 
GlobalDots' Internet Overlay Network leverages the surface area of public cloud providers to continuously monitor the global Internet Backbone to find the fastest routes, avoiding congestion and overcoming the performance problems caused by least cost routing. In the process, it can improve data transfer performance by 10x or more.
 
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HOW IT WORKS

 

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GlobalDots’ Elastic Network Service leverages the surface area of public clouds around the world to continuously monitor the global internet to identify high performance network paths. We use machine learning to dynamically select and set up the best internet routes steering traffic around congestion and outages, ensuring a great experience for each user.

We adapt dynamically to changing internet conditions and elastically scale up and down to map to real-time traffic requirements, providing instant network acceleration where and when you need it.

GlobalDots is unique in leveraging the surface of the public cloud, across 15+ cloud providers across the globe to provide optimal routing across the
Internet Backbone. Other internet overlay providers are trapped in expensive and inflexible private clouds. GlobalDots takes advantage of the scale of public cloud investment in both location and in peering relationships with local ISPs.
 

 

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Fast, seamless content collaboration

Enable your application to provide instant file sync and cloud storage with like-local response, anywhere in the world.

No remote caching – no need to share SSL keys, keeping sensitive data encrypted and protected end-to-end.

Deploy on-demand and seamlessly, eliminating the need for expensive infrastructure.

 

 

Dynamic SaaS performance

Faster app response and page loads allow you to securely serve a better personalized experience worldwide.

Innovate, develop richer apps, and roll out new functionality, without being constrained by poor Internet performance.

Deploy on-demand with zero capex, add new users quickly and seamlessly, and ensure great user experience.

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Expand to new geographies

Give global customers a fast and reliable experience that’s on par with HQ, even in difficult to serve locations, like China.

Grow your business quickly by extending your service on-demand to new markets and users worldwide.

Achieve faster time-to-revenue with global high availability without building PoPs or data centers.

Secure private network

Provide an invisible secure private network from anywhere in the world without client software or additional infrastructure.

Offer high-performance, low latency, reliable private internet connectivity everywhere on the globe.

No SSL key sharing required – easy to implement and totally secure, with built in WAF and DDoS mitigation.

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GLOBAL INTERNET PERFORMANCE

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GlobalDots' Elastic Network Service continuously monitors the public internet for congestion and outages and proactively selects the best paths for your users to ensure a great experience.

CHOOSING THE BEST PATH LOOKS LIKE THIS:

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INTERNET PERFORMANCE LEVELS

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LEARN MORE

 

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WHY THE PRIVATE INTERNET WILL REPLACE MPLS

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Learn about the technological improvements that govern a solution better than MPLS by downloading our free guide.

MPLS, SD-WANs AND THE PROMISE OF N+SaaS

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Learn what's broken with legacy WANs and how it can be fixed with SD-WANs by downloading our free guide.

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