1)I have searched the net for power calculators but i haven't found any that did everything i needed. I am trying to figure out what size generator i need. I will obviously be speaking with a electrician, but I am just trying to get a idea. I need to figure out how many amps at 120V a certain size generator will put out. Starting at XKW/480V/3-Phase, how do I convert that down to XAMP/120V/Single-Phase. And what is the typical loss by stepping the power down with transformers and running through a large UPS.
2)I am looking at not putting raised floor in, what are the current methods being used to run AC power overhead. My biggest concern is interference with my Cat5E cables that would also run over head.
Perhaps some of you who run colocation facilities could help me with the following questions
1) How many of your customers running applications on upwards of 30 servers use regular clunky server towers as opposed to nice 1U servers?
I ask because from a cost standpoint it's important to consider deploying an application on commodity hardware as opposed to expensive blades or other tiny servers. But I'm wondering if for large and growing applications that use upwards of 30 servers in total the savings in hardware purchase would be offset by the colocation facility space required by regular server towers or other large servers?
2) Also, in a rack configuration I know how the servers would be laid out. But with regular server towers, how would these be laid out within the cage? Can they be stacked, or would that not be viable because they're a lot heavier, and each server probably needs room to breathe due to heat generation.
3) What's the industry-standard pricing model for colocation? Is it based on a number of square feet, a number of cages, a number of rack units, or something else? How does this play in to the use of regular server towers?
Check out the following two colocation facilities' most basic plans and let me know what you think? Are they offering a reasonable set of services and resources for the price?
I ask because many of you are located in larger American centers as opposed to smaller Canadian ones - you therefore enjoy the benefits of competitive pricing and services, while in most cities in Canada that isn't the case. I just want to make sure that their packages are on par with industry - as I'm new to the industry, your comments are appreciated.
(Keep in mind the prices are in Canadian dollars, which is almost equal to the US dollar.)
Silver Package: [url]
Colocation 1: [url]
The first link above only offers 10 GB of monthly traffic. Would you say this is reasonable?
Also, is their definition of "escorted access" the same as the rest of the industry, whereby they unplug the server, put it on a table, and watch while you do whatever you have to? I realize that unescorted access isn't possible if you don't have a significant portion of the rack to yourself, but I'm surprised that you're required to unplug your server, because this leads to guaranteed downtime.
With some packages that offer 10 Mbps, does this mean that buying switches and server NICs that are Gigabit Ethernet or even 100 Mbps are pointless? You could just buy 10 Mbps?
What other comments could you add, in terms of questions I haven't asked in this post? And are there any other things I should ask of these facilities while shopping around?
The company I'm currently working for is looking at colo space on the East Coast. I already have a quote from Equinix for their Ashburn DC4 - but I'm trying to do some due diligence and shop around a bit.
We're looking at 5 cabinet cages, and we have moderately high power requirements. The Equinix DC4 gives us 32kVA total availability across the 5 cabs.
Can anyone recommend other comparable facilities on the East Coast, or recommend Equinix resellers?
I'm looking around for a nice, cheap colo place for a Dell PE 2650 I just purchased...
* At least burstable to 10Mbit... dedi 10 is nice.. 100 is nicer..
* About 1000GB xfer should be good to start, I guess I can work with less
* Cheap IPs with no problems obtaining more
* Cheap remote hands since there's really not much in the RI/MA area. I will be going to school in upstate NY so I guess something around there would be cool too. I'm willing to ship anywhere though.
* Discounted/included DirectAdmin would be really nice...
* Not going to be selling IRCd stuff unless it's allowed and nice firewalls. I will probably only use it for a personal IRCd and irssi session.
* Joe's Datacenter [url]
This company seems too good to be true... they offer great services for great prices and have many good features. I also spoke to an admin who said he will be able to include a DirectAdmin license for free. They include 5 IPs right off the bat. I got about a reply in an hour at like midnight from Joe (or just another Joe) himself.. and I'm not even a customer! They do free reboots. $50 to colo our 2U with 1500GB and 100Mbit. It's 25 extra for unmetered w/10Mbit but I'm sure the admin would be willing to just offer more b/w staying at 100Mbit instead of moving to a 10Mbit port.
* FDC Servers
Great reputation.. Pretty good prices for what I would imagine to be quality service. Not much more I can say about them.. Did not ask them about DirectAdmin.
I think I'm mainly just looking for any input on Joe's Datacenter because I really think I want to start my company there. If anyone has any better offers I'm open to anything.. but DirectAdmin would be really nice... just remember that.
I'm also looking for a solution to HyperVM... LxLabs (to-be LxCenter I guess?) is now releasing it for free.. I'm not sure if it's patched yet or not though. I think I might just start with HyperVM for now since noone is going to target us.. seriously.. we are two kids with like 2 clients right now. We can always migrate later if HyperVM never takes off again.
What if i got a really good connection to this house i have in Sweden and bought some servers there, is it a good idea and would it sell? How hard is it to get a good connection, the house is in a fairly populated area of Sweden and i have partners who could help run it and do support 24 hours.
But its just a thought and we would start small. What do you guys think?
I just got a phone call yesterday because my house I just moved into came with a small peice of land about 3 miles away * no clue why* And a company wanted to rent it out for colocation. Is this a scam or should I do it? They said it would only hold 60 servers. The building on the land they would be renting already has backup generators emergency lights etc just no internet leading to it.
My company is about to start a project and need about 100 servers within 3 months. I am looking for a list of afordable and reliable unamanaged server providers from Europe. Can you suggest some? Which datacenter should I contact for such a project?
I want to get a server in Toronto and am looking for some datacenter recommendations for the area. I seen a thread from last May but would like some more current info. Iíve been looking at either ColoHotel or 3z, does anyone have any experience with either of these locations? Also does anyone have any other suggestions on who to look at or who not to?
My requirements are pretty basic 100Mbit would be better then not, remote reboot, 24/7 access.
we're in the process of revamping our website and was curious what you, the customers, look for when going to a datacenter's website. Do you like seeing customer comments? Upfront pricing? Facilities' amenities? Which providers' websites do you think are good examples of what a good website should look like?
I am making some business plans and having an independent datacenter is one of them. Certainly it isn't easy as leasing a space, and buy some stuff. Some of the things I have to watch out for are network activity, getting bandwidth support, power supply, get an engineering company to design the facility and a lot of stuff.
Are there any companies who handles all that? What would be the specific steps to accomplish my agenda?
Does anyone know of a reseller (as gigenet doesn't sell them directly AFAIK) of VPSs at the gigenet datacenter?
I need a new VPS for a new project and I'm looking at one located in the midwest and Chicago seems a perfect location. My project isn't big enough to require a dedi, but I was hoping to find a vps company who has nodes at gigenet.
I've heard people talk about it being important to pick the right datacenter if you go with serverbeach. Other than the two power outages in the VA one, what are the differences? Do they all use pure Peer1 bandwidth?
We are going to be moving our 10 Servers and various other equipment to a new facility here in Chicago. I have a few question I wanted to ask to backup my current thinking.
We are primarily a web host so all of out users either have their DNS set to our DNS server or they have a dedicated IP and an A record pointed to it. Currently we run a private NAT and have private IP's on the internal servers. The firewall handles the NAT'ing between the public and private IP's.
The primary question I have is if we change the IP address at our registrar for our DNS will the change still be subject to the 24-48 hours of propagation? Since we are not changing the NS records and only changing the IP's I would have to assume that his changeover should be fairly quick.
Two, im looking for the best way to setup our new cab are they any network admin photo gallery's?
The one I found to be best was an 3Level reseller, Iland located in San Diego, but I find their prices to be a little expensive. We got quoted a 2U @ .5MPBS for $200 a month. We've actually decided on a 1U server, but for a 2U, we still found that to be expensive. If we cant find something here in SD, which is Local for 3 of the 4 business owners, it might be put in Amsterdam with our Developer, this way at least 1 of us can have easy access to it. In Amsterdam, their best colo will go for around $120 a month which has great access to all of US and EU.
I chose PowerVPS due to their west coast IDC's proximity to Asian networks, where much of my traffic comes from. The IP provided in pre-sales confirms the connection from Asia to the San Jose IDC. However, now that I'm all set up, all connections from Asia and the west are routing to their east coast IDC in Virginia. Not getting much help on this in tickets with them.
Does anyone here have a PowerVPS server that is actually in their west coast IDC?