Cloud Access Network

The foundation of your Cloud experience

Bigleaf’s Cloud-Access Network is a purpose-built IP network that we own and operate. Our carrier-grade routers and dedicated servers connect to multiple upstream transit circuits and diverse dedicated private backbone paths. All of our Points of Presence, or “POPs” are built into major internet peering centers, or “hubs”, providing the best possible connectivity.

This platform is built specifically to deliver our SD-WAN service, so it doesn’t suffer from the compromises in network architecture and management required of other networks. For example, telecom networks also run MPLS, which adds complexity and more risk of bugs and outages; and content based networks are optimized for serving high-volume data in one direction rather than business-critical applications like VoIP.

The Bigleaf global network

Bigleaf can be used anywhere worldwide, but the best service experience is available in regions where Bigleaf has network POPs in the region. Bigleaf’s currently active POPs are in:

  • Seattle, WA
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Dallas, TX
  • Chicago, IL
  • Atlanta, GA
  • New York, NY
  • London, UK
  • Amsterdam, NL
  • Frankfurt, DE

Core POPs

Bigleaf’s Core POPs are built on our standard deployment model, with a large equipment footprint and the most diverse peering. These scaled-out POPs directly peer on the largest peering exchanges in each region, and have very large amounts of available network capacity. We deploy Core POPs where there are large numbers of customers, partners, and demand.

Edge POPs

Bigleaf’s Edge POPs are a nimble, fast way for us to get service into a new region. These POPs provide the same great services as our Core POPs, with a couple of minor differences. The first is that we currently cap our service packages at 500/500Mbps in Edge POP locations, and the second is that our Edge POPs don’t directly peer on the regional peering exchanges, but instead use a 3rd-party partner to connect between our servers and the peering exchanges. Edge POPs retain the diverse network connectivity, dedicated hardware, and independent network operating model that our Core POPs are built upon. Once Edge POPs reach a certain scale of customer traffic, we upgrade them to Core POPs to ensure plenty of service capacity in the region.

Redundancy and Outage Prevention

Bigleaf’s network is fully redundant, with multiple core routers, servers, internet transit circuits, and core backbone circuits. All of our POPs connect across our dedicated backbone, so traffic between Bigleaf customer sites never hits the open internet unprotected. Beyond the core network, each Bigleaf customer-premises router connects to multiple Bigleaf POPs at all times, for automatic geographic redundancy. Our philosophy is that any datacenter can fail (e.g. due to fire), so customers shouldn’t experience outages when that happens.

Peering

We peer with over 150 different cloud, content, and carrier networks. Each of our Core POPs connects to the major peering exchange in each region, and we select our POP datacenter locations because they have the best peering available.

Carriers

We carefully select carrier partners in each region where we establish network POPs, optimizing for the best performance. Those carrier partners include NTT, Telia, and CenturyLink.

Looking for Bigleaf in your area?

Using our Edge POP architecture, we can deploy quickly in new regions. If you’re a partner with customers who want Bigleaf, or you’re a customer with multiple locations in a new region for us, please reach out so we can chat.