Dedicated Server and IP anycast provider recommendation

Jay Ford jnford at uiowa.net
Tue Aug 7 13:58:32 UTC 2018


On Tue, 7 Aug 2018, John Kristoff wrote:
> For those that may have used or know of a service like this.  I know
> some exist, but it doesn't seem to be that popular or widely advertised
> as a standard service.
>
> I'm interested in pointers to a hosting/network provider that leases
> dedicated servers and can provide an anycast IP address assignment to
> two or more US-diversely connected POPs, but with reasonably consistent
> routing (e.g. peering, transit).  A customer-shared prefix is OK. I'm
> interested in pointers to networks that would provide the prefix and
> handle all the routing.

Depending on the details of what you're after, Packet Host and/or Vultr might 
suffice.  They do BGP, IPv4 & IPv6 even. They have various flavors of 
servers, some of which might meet your definition of "dedicated".  I do a 
little BGP-based anycast DNS with both of them, with pretty decent results.

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Jay Ford, Network Engineering Group, Information Technology Services
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242
email: jay-ford at uiowa.edu, phone: 319-335-5555


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