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Can CDN overcome cross country latency?

I have my servers in US while my customers are purely from India. Currently, my customers are facing a latency around (250 - 300ms) If I use CDN for static content caching would it help? My site is ...
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What is the significance of the s3 region, “US Standard” when it comes to “Amazon EC2 in the same region” pricing?

AWS S3 provides a special region called US Standard, US Standard Uses Amazon S3 servers in the United States Provides eventual consistency for all requests. This region automatically routes ...
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AWS EC2: how to compute the cost

i'm new to AWS, i'm using the free right not and it's terrific. Now, in 1yr the free expires. i went to the website http://aws.amazon.com/ec2/pricing/ where the pricing is but i didn't really get how ...
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How large administrators team should be? [closed]

I'm trying to find an answer about how many server administrators/technicians are required to run a server farm with 7/24 availability of let's 10, 100, 1000 Linux servers? Are there any studies for ...
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Writing a proposal for renovation of university server? [closed]

I am sorry if this really off-topic, but I don't really know where to get the help. My group was asked to create a proposal for renovation of university's web server. The problem is the university ...
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Calculating risk vs cost for server storage

This is a request for 2 different types of information: Is there a formula that can/should be followed to calculate risk vs cost of server storage? What factors should one take into consideration ...
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How much should I charge for setting up a client web server? [closed]

I have quite the eccentric client who wants to move all his ecommerce websites (about 5-10, all PHP/MySQL) to his own web server that I'm supposed to build. He doesn't want to hear anything about VPS ...
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What is the true cost of Amazon's EC2 Free Tier?

I noticed that Amazon has a free EC2 tier. I am very interested in trying it but am afraid to host my own site there. My head starts to spin when I see all of the ways they charge users (charges for ...
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Will SSD makes software installation/drive re-imaging faster? [closed]

Given that there is not much of a difference between entry-level mechanical drives and SSD based on average write throughput, I'm wondering if switching to SSD will make OS installation (or software ...
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Determining amount and cost of cooling needed

I have a system that is using 2.02kWh per day, and I'm trying to figure out its heat output, cooling needs, and cooling cost. I've worked it all out to the point of determining the amount of cooling ...
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Cost of Apache VirtualHost

What's the performance/memory cost of having many (as in hundreds) VirtualHost directives in Apache? Generally, is it a good idea? I'm currently working on improving my company's On-Demand ...
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Server cost for smartphone app with web service [duplicate]

I am working on a smartphone application that will require a backend web service - but I have absolutely clueless to how much it will cost. Web Service will handle: - login of users - cataloging of ...
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What makes Oracle Database Enterprise Edition worth the money?

Oracle Database Enterprise edition costs $47 000 per processor. I wonder what features make it worth this money?
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What is the average monthly production cost for big data centers like the ones for facebook, google or apple? [closed]

As per the question title, how much do large private data centres cost to run?
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Excessive hosting costs

A client of mine is getting billed around ~$1400 per month for hosting. However the site is only averaging roughly 200 hits per day and it serves no large files nor videos. It's hosted with ...
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Price markup on a vendor's appliance [closed]

What's the normal markup for the price of an appliance from a software vendor? The appliance comes loaded with an image that has their application and server. The cost of the software and support ...
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2 JBOD enclosures 1 RAID controller vs 2 RAID enclosures

In term of scalability of performance and price, what would be better for a small business with around 20 users. I am targeting around 45TB of storage via SAS. Here are my options: Buy 2 JBOD ...
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machine hour cost in data center?

Anyone knows rough machine hour cost in large data centers (like those of Amazon, Google or Microsoft)? Cost I mean rough real cost to data center provider (like those of Amazon, Google or Microsoft), ...
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which database should I use?

I would to have a database that: 1) stores all the property addresses and names in all counties in only a single state, so efficiency is a factor. 2) allows for multiple people to access the ...
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Replacing 40+ desktop PCs with Virtual Machines - advisable?

We currently have 40+ desktops which are solely used for remote desktop access to run things like Visual Studio, Clearcase, and other related development tools. These are commonly used by remote ...
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Buy vs rent for servers and other hardware

What are the pros and cons of buying your own dedicated servers and putting them in a data center yourself (along with firewall, router, storage, etc.) versus just renting? I have always rented but ...
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Position of Microsoft technologies in the web industry? [closed]

I've seen it's quite rare to see huge websites running on Microsoft technologies like Windows Server, IIS, ASP.NET, SQL Server, take by example all the "bigs" known websites (Google, Facebook, ...
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laptop/notebook for Admin roadwarrior - requirements?

I'd like to have change of pace and still get things done which means that I'll have to look for a decent Laptop with some serious grunt that lets me develop, test and deploy. I'm new to this road ...
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Using off-the-shelf hardware for brand-name servers; Possible? Good idea?

Is it possible or advisable to use 'regular' not-sanctioned-by-the-server-manufacturer hardware in high end servers? Often these manufacturer-supplied parts have a very high price markup, and I ...
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If you're running a SaaS business, does the platform decision Linux or Windows really make a diff money wise?

I was just thinking about how the platform choice effects costs in a SaaS type business. If you were to choose between Linux and Windows, cost really seems to add up. Please tell me if I am looking ...
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Networking and network security book

i am in the early stages of producing a thesis 'Network security: Cost Vs Security', are there any books that can give me an insight to real world setups and costing of such systems, as I am purely ...
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What's the nominal cost of enterprise storage per GB?

How much do corporate IT departments typically chargeback to the business for each GB of storage?
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Power and Cooling Cost compared with Server/Hardware Cost

Has anyone done, or is aware of any, calculations to compare the cost of power and cooling compared to the cost of hardware (servers) in a typical data center? This is to compute a true total cost of ...
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Microsoft Licensing for the small business [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? I run a small it shop with roughly 60 PCs currently. We add about 5 to 10 new employees annually. Up to this point, ...
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How can I calculate how much a high volume site would save with cloud computing Vs. traditional hosting?

How can I calculate the required bandwith and cost of hosting a site that would have around 3 million unique visitors per year? I wanted to come up with an estimate of how much cost could be saved by ...
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Cost of VPS administration

I am working on a Django-Ajax commercial web app for which, I am convinced that I need to go for VPS hosting. However, I'd like to outsource the server administration part. Can you guys please ...