TL; DR: For nearly two decades, Los Angeles-based Psychz Networks has provided hosting solutions to businesses situated around the globe. The company strives to meet its customers’ evolving and complex needs through a wide range of colocation, cloud, and dedicated server solutions designed to ensure optimal user experiences. We took a close look at Psychz Networks to learn how the company leverages 17 years of experience in the hosting space to enhance its enterprise-level services, which come backed by proven DDoS prevention and mitigation solutions. Here’s what we discovered.
Rapid growth is any startup’s dream, and for Los-Angeles based Psychz Networks, it’s one that has certainly come true. Founded in 2001 to help small businesses develop online presence, the company quickly expanded, serving 100,000 clients by 2006 and deploying 500,000 virtualization containers by 2011.
In 2014, Psychz Networks began operating its own datacenter in Los Angeles before swiftly adding locations in Texas and Virginia. Just three years after that, in 2017, the company expanded its footprint worldwide with facilities in the UK, the Netherlands, and South Africa.
“Psychz Networks has been in the dedicated server hosting, DDoS mitigation, IP transit, and colocation service market since 2001,” said Psychz Networks representative Jason. “We own and operate our own Tier 4 facilities in Los Angeles, Dallas, and Ashburn, Virginia, in the US. In Europe, we have London and Amsterdam and have recently started new point-of-presence locations in Taiwan, Japan, and India.”
As the company continues to grow, its focus remains on providing lightning-fast service, 24/7 security, advanced security protections, and IP solutions across its fiber-optic network. Whether the task involves enhancing eCommerce transactions, formulating load-balancing gaming solutions, or providing coverage for financial exchange, Psychz Networks has an answer.
A Globally Distributed Network of Tier 4 Datacenters with 24/7 Security
Psychz Networks brings performance, value, and reliability to its customers through a global infrastructure of strategically positioned, top-tier datacenters in Los Angeles, Dallas, Ashburn, London, Amsterdam, and Johannesburg. With the addition of datacenters in Taiwan, Japan, and India, the company’s network connectivity will reach a total capacity of 1Tbps.
The company’s Content Delivery Network (CDN) also provides global distribution of website content to ensure visitors can automatically connect to nearby servers. By sending visitors to servers that are geographically closest to them, Psychz is able to boost page load times. This ultimately results in improved experiences for end users and better conversions for site owners.
For example, the company’s European datacenters, launched just over a year ago, allow clients across the pond to enjoy remote web security protection while creating a CDN across the US and Europe. The idea is to allow site owners to welcome traffic in Asia, the US, and Europe without straying from the network.
A Wide Range of Colocation, Dedicated Server, and Cloud Solutions
The Psychz team is made up of colocation hosting specialists. As a result, the company is able to offer affordable colocation services that reduce latency, improve availability, provide disaster recovery, and, ultimately, ensure that customers remain online. Options within the company’s carrier-neutral datacenters include a single server or a half, quarter, or full rack. All packages come equipped with Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP), Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) sessions for increased stability, Generic Routing Encapsulation (GRE) tunnels, and free Anycast routing.
Psychz Networks is also known for enterprise-level dedicated hosting solutions complete with 24/7 dashboard access, which can be used to submit support tickets, pay invoices, or manage firewall rules. If desired, customers can select a fully-managed option in which support professionals will protect and manage servers, handling everything from OS and application updates to performance and security monitoring and automated backups, among other tasks.
In addition to colocation and dedicated hosting options, Psychz Networks rounds out its offerings with a scalable, production-ready private cloud powered by OpenStack and built to support enterprise-level workloads. And all of the company’s hosting solutions are backed by a 30-minute response guarantee from a team of experts available around the clock.
The Ultimate in DDoS Protection for Servers and Remote Networks
Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, in which web criminals use multiple systems to overwhelm a network with an excess of traffic, are becoming all too common. And new methods — for example, those that exploit the memcached caching system — are making them increasingly powerful.
Earlier this year, GitHub was hit with — and survived — a 1.35 Tbps DDoS attack, one of the worst ever recorded. Just four days later, a similar attack on an undisclosed US-based company topped that record at 1.7 Tbps, according to DDoS-protection company Arbor Networks (the security division of Netscout).
Needless to say, DDoS protection has become a vital service, and Psychz Networks has taken measures to effectively safeguard customers from such threats. For example, Psychz Networks protected a client from a massive Mirai botnet DDoS attack in 2016. Furthermore, in a blog post about the GitHub attack, Psychz Networks assured customers that as the intensity of DDoS attacks increases, so does the company’s protection system — which is available for both servers and remote networks and can be monitored through a user-friendly reporting panel.
“Our network is designed to handle such attacks gracefully without letting [them] harm our customers,” a Psychz representative stated in an article. “Your data undergo multiple levels of filtering with the help of scrubbing centers, where it is analyzed.”
The company’s deep-packet inspection detects and blocks layer 3, 4, and 7 DDoS attacks using a minimal amount of bandwidth. Psychz Networks is so confident that its service-level agreement clients will be completely protected against attacks that it offers a 99.99% network availability guarantee.
IP Transit Solutions Across a Top-Notch Fiber Optic Network
Psychz Networks’ fiber optic network throughout California, Texas, and Virginia affords customers broad reach, high-quality bandwidth, and connection to major internet hubs through IP transit services starting at just $500. The company’s IP transit solutions include more than 3,400 different networks via 80 major exchange points.
To accommodate a variety of business needs — from fixed budgets to rapid growth — customers can choose from multiple payment options, including flat-rate, tiered, and burstable service. As a testament to its quality, Psychz Networks steers clear of costly multi-year commitments that trap customers in favor of flexible billing with easy-to-understand invoices.
And, if the company’s reviews on Glassdoor are any indication, that level of trust extends to employees. As one worker in Los Angeles stated, “It’s a family environment where I feel valued and my ideas are welcome to enhance Psychz Networks as a company and a better workplace.”