Colocation is leasing space for one's own servers or racks of servers in a datacenter owned by another entity.

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Trusting Hosting Service Provider with application code and data [closed]

Consider this scenario: A small company which wants to host a web application. It has following choices: [1] It can host it on Virtual Servers at a Hosting Service Provider [2] It can buy/rent some ...
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Rapid failover from one data center to another when the first goes down?

I'm building a global CDN and have a DNS service that will direct customers to the closest server. However I need rapid failover if one of the data centers e.g. Germany goes down users need to be ...
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How many power circuits do I have in a rack?

I'm planning to get some colocation space from someone in my area, and like most companies that offer colocation, ask about power supplies (of course) in the quote form. I'll need a power of 1000W ...
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What does “1-gig switch port” mean in co-location terms?

I am looking for a place to colocate my server and I am not sure what this host sent back to me means. I know what mbps is, but what is a "1 gig switch port"? Here is the whole message: 1U in ...
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Can I send my server to a data center?

I have a server that hosts a website at home and when I'm at other places accessing my website it is very slow. My Upload speed is 3mbps and I get over 1k users a day. It has got to be incredibly slow ...
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Colocation, Full Rack, Layer2/Layer3 Clarification

We are moving from several 1U servers colo'ed out across several data centers to a full rack in a nearby data center for both physical access reasons, as well as having space for expansion. We also ...
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Can a datacenter read my passwords if I'm using KVM over IP? [closed]

Is it truth that datacenters can read my passwords over KVN over IP interface when I ask them to connect it and I'am forced to enter ssh pass/encryption pass (OS install,etc) ? I colocated the server ...
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Maxing out both PDUs in a rack with redundant power

If I have a rack full of servers using redundant power supplies, and I'm keeping the amps at 80% (16A of 20A), isn't this still asking for trouble in the event of a power loss on one of the circuits? ...
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(Financial exchange) colocation and DR sites

As far as I understand it, firms that colocate their servers with a financial exchange do so only at the primary site. (Correct me if I'm wrong). So what happens if the primary site goes up in flames ...
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100 Mbit/s Colocation Connectivity [closed]

I have an offer for 100 Mbit/s network speed in as a co-location service. 100mbit includes download/upload all together? For example: Can I upload with 100Mbit/s while downloading 100Mbit/s at same ...
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Does exist any IP-KVM that connects to motherboards pinheads with powerbutton, reset, etc.? [closed]

Exists couple of "servers" based on usual consumers motherboard, without any remote capabilities. Is there any kvm with modules, that connects to pin header of motherboard, where powerbutton, reset ...
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mini-SAS SFF-8087 xy connector and 24 hard drives? [closed]

I have 24x drive 4U case with 4U Expander Backplane http://www.supermicro.com/products/chassis/4u/846/sc846e16-r1200.cfm MegaRAID SAS 9260-4i RAID Card ...
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Understanding redundant power supplies

Im looking into the cost of putting a Cassandra cluster into a colo facility. Along these lines there would be 6-8 servers at the outset with expected growth over time. One option is just a series of ...
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How can I replace a physical router with a virtual router for colocating Windows Server 2012 machine with multiple VM's?

I am currently setting up a Windows Server 2012 machine that will be colocated. It will have around 10 VM's on it that allow various users to connect in and run them from home. Most of the VM's will ...
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Is there anything I can do with a software RAID 1 on linux to workaround temporary 'bad' sectors?

Basically I have two identical hard disks that are in perfect working order, they just don't have the vibration tolerance they need for the environment they are in. (I am making an educated guess that ...
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How to find best datacenter in China? [closed]

I guess this question would be applicable for most countries but in this case, more specifically: if you do not speak Chinese how to find top tier data centers in China?
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Should HA hardware be in separate cabinets?

I want to host (co-located) a service at a Pier1, Q9 or some similar hosting facility. Is it best practice to put my failover hardware in separate cabinets, and in your experience, will the hosting ...
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Understanding IPMI - colo monitor required?

Im preparing to purchase a slew of servers from a vendor that touts 'IPMI 2.0' on the main board. I haven't bought any hardware in some time and I'm coming from a Dell/DRAC world where I need a KVM ...
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Active Directory domain membership for a colocated server and its hosted VMs

I will be setting up a single hardware to be colocated in a data center to host several Hyper-V guests, all of which will have Windows Server 2012 installed as the operating system. I will be managing ...
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How to connect to a SINGLE colocated server - is StrongSWAN sufficient?

I am thinking of colocating a SuperMicro 1022G-URF (16-way 1u server, 16 GB RAM) at a "place that does server colocation. I am running CentOS 6. The server will be a web server and an email server ...
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How to use 2 subnets on one network

I have some servers at a colocation. They've given us an IP range, subnet and gateway. Now we have run out of IP addresses and they've given us a new range of IPs but with a different subnet and ...
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Simple networking (L3 switch / colocation)

I'm starting to learn basic switching / networking and I've hit a small hiccup in understanding a fundamental thing. In the scenario I have a L3 switch (Brocade in my environment) and the facility ...
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What does it mean - to get billed to the 95th percentile at $x.xx per meg?

I got a quote from a colo, saying "I could do 3U, the power and 20 megs burstable to 100 for $250 a month with each additional meg billed to the 95th percentile at 6.50 per meg..so you would ...
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MAPS software on colocated server [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing issue? As a participant in MAPS program, are we allowed to place the software installation on a colocated server , or does it ...
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Planning to move servers from one colo to another

We're not very pleased with our current colocation provider and so we're looking to move to a different company in a different city. Our business is an online school that's accessed world wide (which ...
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How to go about finding a professional moving company for rack hardware [closed]

My company will be moving an entire rack of server hardware from a colo facility in Seattle to anot the Silicon Valley area. We are trying to figure out if we should do it ourselves or hire an ...
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Is it normal for inbound traffic to far exceed outbound traffic?

I have a web server on a coloc host. All 'planned' activity is over HTTP. (There's no FTP server, no bittorrent client, no IRC bots, etc.) My inbound traffic is consistently 5-10 times higher than my ...
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When buying a rack-mount server and renting space, what's more important? [closed]

If I'm buying a server, if I consider the price/performance ratio for buying more rack space, or buying more powerful servers, which is more inexpensive? Getting the most powerful box and saving a ...
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What is the reason for variation in colocation pricing? [closed]

I have been doing a lot of research on colocation lately and have gained a lot of understanding in regards to how it all works and the different prices for various parts of colocation. Overall a lot ...
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Providing internet redundancy for our colocation provider

My company recently had an network outage at our colocation facility that is serving our main website. The outage was caused by an upstream switch failure. I was told by my ISP (who provides us with ...
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When does colocation become more cost effective than renting dedicated servers?

The company I use ranges from $136-$495 per month, per server, ranging from low-end (AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+) to enterprise (Intel Dual Xeon X5650, A/B Power). The biggest pro for renting a server is ...
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Secure Colocation Kiosk

I am looking to create a secure colocation kiosk so that customers can confirm http, ping, ssh etc. This would include just a browser, ssh client (possibly firessh firefox addon), and possibly ...
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Server/Power supply AMP usage

I've been looking into getting some servers with co-location, I've worked with co-lo'd servers before but this is the first time I've actually a rack up. All co-lo' providers specify a limit on the ...
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Measure ip/port traffic [closed]

We have a small data center here in Brazil to host our servers. Now we are planing to provide some colocation and VPC hosting, and we need to measure monthly traffic of each ip/port. We can't to ...
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Network equipment to provide firewalling, switching, and redundancy

What kind of networking equipment would you recommend for a set of hosted Web servers, given these circumstances: Current Situation There are two web servers in colocation, in a dedicated closet. ...
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Hosting web server via FTTH (Fibre To The Home) or datacenter

I'm a .Net programmer that currently using web hosting provider to host my web applications. In my place, currently there is offer of 20 Mbps FTTH (Fibre To The Home) internet line by an ISP. This ...
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can I use US servers in Europe?

I have a couple of Dell Poweredge R200 coloed in the US and thinking to move some of them to Europe. I am wondering if this is possible without modification (regarding 110 vs 230 voltage difference)? ...
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Are Multiple NIC Ports Needed for a Cross Connect at a Colocation?

If one is going to run a cross-connect in a data center colocation does that mean that it requires another physical network port in the machine being connected? For example if a machine in a data ...
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Global Colocation hosting single vendor vs multiple

We are openning 2 data centers in the US and 2 in Europre that are globaly load balanced. From uptime stand point am I risking in single point of failure going with one vender for colocating? Most ...
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Receiving Cable/Satellite Television in Colo?

I am running analysis over many live TV channels (both broadcast and cable networks). Currently I have an office setup with couple of DISH receivers hooked up to HDMI capture cards in a machine ...
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How do I negotiate for colo space?

I guess this isn't a technical question, but it definitely is something IT teams deal with, so here goes: I'm looking at getting a rack at a local colocation facility. I'm weighing the options versus ...
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Firewall for servers at a colo?

I'm moving a couple of servers to a colo and was wondering what you would recommend for a hardware firewall to sit in front of them? Is it fine to just get the cheapest ...
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Suggestions on changing an internet smtp server's ip address

We are moving one of our smtp servers from one hosting provider (A) to another hosting provider (B). Because of this move, the IP address of the server will have to change. Our plan is to do the ...
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Switching from 120v to 208v power

We are going to switch from 20 amp 120 volt to 20 amp 208 volt circuits in our colocation facility. I am new to dealing with anything other than standard 120v power, so I am unsure of some intricacies ...
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New to Colo - What switch should I get?

I'm colocating a 1U server next week, and I'm looking for a 5 port or less switch that is reliable. My mobo has two interfaces: one for IPMI and one for the OS, so I need at least a two port switch. I ...
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Game Server Colocation [closed]

I am new to colocation. I am looking for a good place to host my server that would have around 5-10 Source Servers (Team Fortress 2). I am looking at maybe around 90 players at a time for now, players ...
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Backup system, two locations. Recommendations?

I have two servers running Ubuntu 10.10, placed at two different locations. One is production, and one development. I wondered, if any of you had experience with backing up, best practices and ...
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Windows Domain for Work-At-Home Consultants

We are a small consulting firm, with a need for a windows domain based network. Most of our consultants work either at home, or on-site. What would be the best way to provide a domain centric ...
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How can I access “Server Preferences” on colo-ed Snow Leopard server?

We have a colocated Mac OS X 10.6 server, and I need to create a new user on the box. (The existing users were created by me when the box was on my desk.) I'm able to connect to the machine using SSH ...
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What tools, parts, accessories do you keep in your Colo?

I know Colo is less popular these days with the Cloud, but I thought I'd ask people what tools and extra parts, etc they like to keep in their Colo cages or racks. Here are some of my favorites: ...