A Tier 1 provider typically offers 99.9% up-time, impressive
security, continuous and clean power, and protection from fire,
earthquakes, and other disasters.
All Teckna servers are hosted in Tier 1 data centres.
The most important characteristic of a Tier 1 provider is its
Internet backbone. They provide direct paths over major data highways,
in comparison to Tier 2 providers, that may need to send your data
across several slower roads.
A Tier 1 provider can take you from the
South of England to the North of Scotland in one big step, while Tier 2
providers may need to pass your data to other networks along the way.