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

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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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Are Colocation Cross Connects Worth While

We currently operate three clusters of collocated machines in different data centers. Recently, I became aware that our newest data center will offer to cross connect us to a bandwidth provider free ...
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How can I determine the power demand of an HP server's power supply under load?

I bought an HP DL360 G7 1 U rackmount server. I am looking to put it in a colocation facility. The issue is almost every facility I have seen either limits the amount of power I can access or charge ...
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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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Hosting: Location, location, location

What factors generally seem most important if you have issues of geography that seem relevant for providing an internet service and freedom to choose between locations. How do you evaluate them? A ...
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ESXi Behind Virtual Machine

Just as a follow-up to my previous question: I have an ESXi server that I'm moving into a colocation facility that supplies me a single IP address. I think I'm going to go the route of setting up a ...
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How to choose IP Transit and Co-location providers [closed]

I have reached a capacity where managed hosting is becoming expensive - especially with respect to the cost of bandwidth we are using. A cursory quote from cogent demonstrate that we could be saving ...