“In computing, a mirror is an exact copy of a data set. On the Internet, a mirror site is an exact copy of another Internet site. Mirror sites are most commonly used to provide multiple sources of the same information, and are of particular value as a way of providing reliable access to large downloads.”
A lot of our customers use open source software, especially Linux distributions such as Ubuntu, CentOS or Debian for their servers. Since we want to give our customers fast access to installation files and updates as well as ‘sponsor’ the projects with free bandwidth, we have three ‘mirror’ servers that automatically replicate the download sites for popular open source software like:
– Linux distributions
– Open Office
– Mozilla software (Firefox for example)
The servers are located in the Netherlands, Germany and the United States and we use them for all our Linux installations. Also, servers installed by Leaseweb will automatically download their Linux updates from one of these servers, offloading the main servers.
In total our mirror platform has about 48 Terabytes of storage and 12 Gigabits / second uplink capacity.
Feel free to browse around and download some open source software, and let us know if there is software which you think we should mirror as well!