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Network Overview

Highwinds' global CDN runs across our network infrastructure --- called RollingThunder® --- a global, private network purpose-built to effectively distribute data and rich media content around the world. The third-generation architecture used by the RollingThunder network allows for the best in reliability and scalability. Plus, it boasts bandwidth capacity and speeds found in only a handful of networks. The RollingThunder network consists of a ringed, redundant architecture made up of multiple 10 Gbps connections per point of presence (PoP). The network also peers with over 800 major ISPs and over 14,000 ASNs, which extends the network to the far reaches of the globe.

Highwinds Global Points of Presence

Highwinds maintains data centers throughout North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia including the following locations:

North America: Ashburn (2), Atlanta, Chicago (3), Dallas (2), Los Angeles (7), Miami (2), New York (3), Newark, Phoenix, San Jose (4), Seattle (2) and Tustin

South America: Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo (4)

Europe: Amsterdam (6), Brussels, Frankfurt, London (2), Madrid, Paris and Stockholm

Asia: Tokyo, Seoul, Manila and Singapore

Oceania (Australia): Sydney

View the RollingThunder Network map.

Network Access Exchange (NAX)

You can connect to our RollingThunder network at any of our Network Access Exchange (NAX) locations. For a list of cities and connections, see the map above.

Network Operations Center

Our RollingThunder network is continuously monitored by a seasoned technical operations and support team in our state-of-the-art Network Operations Center (NOC). These individuals are employees of Highwinds who have many years of experience running large IP backbones. In the NOC, intelligent systems monitor bandwidth, packets, errors and other statistics; alerts are provided based on thresholds, rate changes, trends and other metrics. Proactive maintenance is routinely performed to prevent failures. The Highwinds support team is available 24x7x365, and we never outsource our support operations.

Quality of Service

QoS control mechanisms are employed in our RollingThunder network to simultaneously carry multiple types of traffic. QoS allows the network to be utilized efficiently and eliminates the need to simply throw bandwidth at content without regard for actual traffic requirements.

Network Services

IP Transit

Our IP Transit gives you the flexibility and scalability you need to grow and build your business and is competitively priced. In fact, we are one of the most reliable IP Transit providers in the country—offering a proven 100% uptime SLA with absolutely no oversubscription.


We offer full wavelength services as well as "pay as you grow" virtual circuits. We own and operate our own MPLS backbone to deliver a truly private, Layer 2 transport circuit that can be easily configured to expand as your needs change


We can help you peer your traffic for optimal performance. Think it's too expensive to build a network? Think you don't have enough traffic? Think again. Our services and flexible terms allow you to easily access the infrastructure and connectivity you need to build a cost-effective, private backbone.

Private Line Ethernet

Our Private Line Ethernet service allows you to extend your Local and Wide Area Network locally, nationally or even internationally.

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