Setting up a VPN right now is an urgent requirement. Both for professionals and home users alike, who want to secure their connection to the web as they shift into the non-traditional way of working: remote and virtual. So, it is natural, that you may want to know the different types of virtual private networks and choose the one that is best for you.
One such type is data center VPN, a common setup that depends on dedicated server infrastructure to get you anonymity and safe browsing.
Here is everything you need to know about data center VPNs.
What is a Data Center?
A data center is a facility that contains storage and computing resources that power applications and process data for an organization. In terms of a VPN, it is basically a network of computing components that create an ‘internet connection’ for end users.
Data centers are usually spread across the globe and allow organizations to provide high-quality internet access. This translates to a high level of anonymity and range. TuxlerVPN, for instance, allows users to choose between residential and data center VPNs. The latter is only a recent development to cater to a new group of users with higher requirements.
What are the Components of Data Center VPN?
The components of any data center are common: routers, extensive memory devices, servers, firewalls, controllers, and switches. Depending upon the location and type of data center, more components may be present. Due to the varying needs of these devices, temperature control and uninterrupted power supply (UPS) are important elements of data centers.
Data center VPN is a virtual private network created on such a facility. It allows VPN users to cloak themselves with an IP that is part of a larger network. As opposed to a residential VPN, you can use the dedicated internet connection sourced from a server rather than that of an individual user, say, living in Vermont, US.
This naturally makes it a costlier type and is often a paid service. But data center VPNs are hugely popular because of their security, anonymity, and range. Corporate organizations depend on data center VPNs to encrypt their virtual communication and secure their data and its transmission. This is a more relevant practice during the current pandemic situation in the US and other parts of the world.
TuxlerVPN Provides Data Center Support
For the past few months, TuxlerVPN has started providing data center VPN support to all our users. This is a massive shift from our 100% residential VPN that is popular as a Chrome extension.
This shift allows users to prevent their internet connection from being pooled. Instead, they can take advantage of one of our data centers scattered across the world to engage in safer and anonymous browsing.
Read more about our services on the TuxlerVPN blog.