This week, Dropbox announced the expansion of its global footprint by opening new Points of Presence (PoPs) across Europe, Asia and U.S. through their blog. They also said that they are working to establish faster connections for clients through an open-peering policy.
Akhil Gupta, VP of Engineering and Infrastructure, Dropbox said :
We’ve established proxy servers at the network edge, giving us accelerators in California, Texas, Virginia, New York, Washington, the UK, the Netherlands, Germany, Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong.
According to the blog, the open-peering policy is offered free of charge to provide faster connections and improved network performance. With open-peering, ISPs and telcos can route Dropbox traffic directly to and through Dropbox’s networks. This reduces bandwidth costs while improving transfer speeds for users. Dropbox also added that they are storing over 90% of its customers’ data on its custom-built architecture, called Magic Pocket.
Dropbox said :
We plan to continue this expansion in new regions over the next six to twelve months, and will continue to make infrastructure investments as the needs of our customers evolve and change.
This expansion we’re announcing today is another part of that ongoing investment in our infrastructure, as we strive to offer the best possible experience for all of our users.