Private Data Centers With FCC Satellite Uplink/downlink Connectivity
Aug 30, 2009
Does anyone know of a private Data Center with Satellite uplink/downlink connectivity in addition to Fiber?
I know the government depends on them for military purposes, but I was wondering if anyone is aware of a private, FCC liscenced data center with the capability to transmite/host data via satellite in case of disasters, remoteness etc. It seems complimentary for a data center but I haven't heard of it.
Is there any market research on this? What is a good source of information to find out about how many data centers there are, how much revenue they bring in, costs, etc? What is the data center bible?
I am thinking of colocating with these guys. I am just wondering if anyone on this forum has colocated with them before. I know that they host some big websites such as isohunt so I am assuming that they are good.
I've been looking for a descent DC in North Scottsdale, AZ near the airport and came accross i/o Data Centers. It's a 100K sq ft, Tier 4 facility. I believe they managed the Downtown Phoenix Technology Exchange before selling it recently and this is their 1st DC with more planned.
Is anyone currently colocating there and could you comment on how things have gone so far with their services and DC and if you would recommend them? Pricing, cooling, how they are treating you?
I like most of what I'm hearing from them but would be great to hear some real world experiences.
I've tried a few DC's in Phoenix over the past few years but cooling has always been an issue with outdated cabinets.
I would like to know how many dedicated server companies are based in Canada who do colo or have there own Data Center. I do know iweb is one. There are few more like peer1 and who else is there. I know there is search option but its giving too many results and i have very limited internet connectivity atm
We are looking to add canadian data center in our portfolio as well. And I am in Canada these days on business trip.
Has anyone pulled off a mass server move during the middle of the night? We have decided 350 E Cermak is where we want to be but are still working out the details of where we want to be in the building.
While the final details are being finished, I need to come up with some kind of plan to pull the move off with the least amount of downtime. Our current dc is about 4 miles away from 350 Cermak and we have approximately 50 servers to move. I plan on leaving a linux box around to redirect any traffic that is ignoring TTLs.
I was thinking the best thing to do would be label and remove all harddrives, then see if a moving company could put the servers on palettes, wrap them, and move them to 350 E Cermak. Not sure if a moving company would work in the middle of the night or not.
Courier services are pretty much out. Anytime we have had a courier service move anything not in a massive box with padding, it gets bent or broken.
I am trying to find all the data centers in my area, if someone knows of any others, let me know:
twtelecom (Greensboro and a small one in Winston Salem) Time Warner Cable (Greensboro) CarolinaNet (Greensboro) Data Chambers (Winston Salem) DukeNet (Winston Salem / Greensboro) - Can't get anyone here. SolidSpace (Winston Salem)
Any others people know about? Even if its close by ( 30 minutes away ). I am with twTelecom but I'm looking for a 2nd location as well.
Anyone know about Data Chambers or SolidSpace? Last time I checked, they were pricey, but it's been awhile.
Is their any threat or possible problems in using a common private subnet in the data center which will be used for internal communications (Backup Network, etc.) connected to a private internal network.
Example if we use a block such as 10.10.10.x/24 or 192.168.0.x/24 which has a high possibility of being used on many clients LAN's or should we use something totally obscure such as 10.12.15.x/24 or is this not even an issue and simply using anything which is labeled for private use in the RFC's fine?
I'm wondering what kind of prices you would be looking at for some private data center space, maybe in the InfoMart or one of Internaps data centers - somewhere in Texas though, preferably Dallas. Is there any kind of rough monthly price I should expect? Maybe a standard per sq ft charge?
Also, if you rent a private "suite" does that include office space, or would that still be needed separately? How much would it be to get a small (100 to 500 sq ft) office in the infomart?
Cabinet Suite (Internap only it seems), and private suites would be considered. Possibly a cage or private rack, but not preferred.
DHas anyone got experience of having a web server and db server setup where the servers are in different datacenters? Is this a viable solution or would the performance of sites suffer too much due to the added latency? The only other problem I can think of is additional bandwith usage but that's not a major worry.
Reason I ask is beacause I've found and excellent deal for a DB server and would like to keep my current server for the front end..
I am currently with the planet and am happy with them, however as part of a new venture I need to gather a list of hosts as well as the planet that will be able to cater to the ventures needs and go to tender with the requirements.
ThePlanet offer something called a virtual rack. This is cheaper than renting a dedicated rack, allows for Gb networking but doesnt not allow for a SAN. Do other providers offer something similar? The cost of putting a machine on the virtual rack is not that much more expensive than just renting the machine. I guess there isn't too much to these set-ups to be fair.
If not, then we are looking for dedicated racks, with the ability to host a SAN at some point, but starting off with say 3 servers (2 web servers, 1 storage server with raid5 6Tb of hdd). These servers will be dealing with network cameras although I don't think that many will be streaming at once but the network capacity does need to be there.
Who's door should I be knocking on to find out some prices?
One final thing, should I bother looking for co-lo providers as well? We are in the Uk but not precious about our host being in the same country at all (it would be nice but uk prices are ££). Really, all we would be able to do with co-lo is buy the hardware outright to save price as we are not interested in looking after the hardware.