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Fastest connection between servers in Switzerland(any city) and London. Best Datacenter [closed]

I've spend 2 weeks searching best datacenter to get fastest conection beetwen Switzerland (<50ms). Is anyone know about some good DC?
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How much logging is done in Data Centers? [closed]

How much data is usually logged in data centers? Now I mean by the actual facilitator, not the individual clients renting space.
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Data center Rack space providers with Dedicated/Unmetered 10Gbps+ packages? [closed]

The only provider I know is FDC and I was hoping you guys could help me compile a list for comparison? The only requirements are that they 1) have 42U rack space and 2) have dedicated/unmetered ...
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What information do I need for initial setup of BGP?

Hey guys, I will be installing a MikroTik BGP capable router into a datacentre tomorrow, I have almost no idea how to do this but luckily there is an identical mikrotik router that has already been ...
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How is fire spread in server rooms and datacenters?

Every now and then I read that a severe fire has happened in some datacenter, lots of equipment has been damaged and customers have gone offline. Now I wonder what is there to support and spread fire? ...
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How to step down voltage from 208V to 110V

I have some racks that will be fed by 208V/20A circuits. These circuits will be conditioned and battery-backed by the facility in which these racks will live. 99% of the devices in the rack will be ...
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Robot Datacenter Automation, can it be done? [closed]

To take the concept of automation to the most time consuming part of an IT infrastructure, rack and stack of a datacenter. What if there was a fully automated system of robots in a datacenter that was ...
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What tools, parts, and supplies should be kept in a data center?

I've been tasked with putting together a list of tools and supplies to keep on hand in a newly renovated data center. So far my list includes things that I think are fairly common (partial list ...
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Set up layer 2 vlan between 2 data centres

Our data centre provider operates 2 sites, and we currently have equipment in one and would like to have equipment in the second. They've told me that they operate a layer 2 vlan between the 2 sites ...
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Redundant APC UPS units, single server set up

We have a very relatively simple set up, looking for a very simple (reliable) solution: Setup: One Dell box with redundant power supplies running Windows 2003, plugged into two separate APC SmartUPS ...
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“Zinc Whisker” issues?

Good morning; We've been having intermittent power supplies failures in our data center that have been preliminarily attributed to "zinc whiskers". I'm just starting to read about them (I just ...
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Datacenter Colocation Phone

In my cage I don't get good enough phone reception. A phone that goes over the network also doesn't seem ideal for when I am working on the network. Do people have traditional phones delivered to ...
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2008 Datacenter over Enterprise

What are the advantages using windows 2008 Datacenter over Enterprise licensing ? Thanks.
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IIS7 failover cluster across datacenters

I have servers in two different datacenters with each datacenter getting static IPs. What I would like to do is setup the servers as IIS7 servers and allowing them to failover from datacenter to ...
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Some URLs fail to load on Windows web portal

I’m working in a large data center and have been assigned to troubleshoot and issue with a windows (IIS) web server that acts as a portal for a customer of the data center. This portal server is on a ...
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PDU says to ground to rack with “thread making screw”.. this is impossible?

I'm trying to use the 'thread making screw' to ground my Dell PDU to the Rack, however the metal on the rack is impossibly hard. Is this even required? The included screws don't even seem "thread ...
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How to define a layered model for Storage Architecture?

i don't have enough knowledge about storage systems but have to tell my audiences about how storage works in organization data centers. For this purpose to keep things simple, first i want to show ...
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Data Center Design and Preferences

When either selecting a data center as a co-location facility or designing a new one from scratch, what would your ideal specification be? Fundamentally, diversified power sources, multiple ISPs, ...
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Best web service server configuration

We've just taken over supporting a system for a new client, and they would like to expand on the server infrastructure it uses. My expertise is more in development, I have a few ideas but I would ...
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How common are dropped packets in communications within a data center?

Let's say I have 2 machines in the same data center but not necessarily in the same rack. How common would dropped packets be when sent using UDP between these two machines? I'm asking under the ...
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What are the disadvantages of tree-based data center network design?

I am reading some papers on Data center network design from last years sigcomm papers. http://ccr.sigcomm.org/online/?q=node/523 Most of the papers published complains about tree based structure of ...
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Benefits of hosting servers at data centers?

There are several Data Center Network Designs, and I'm working on a research paper on this topic. To start with I'd like to know why to use data centers? Obviously besides the amount of space 10k ...
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How do you ensure that two data network links have no SPOF?

How do you ensure that two data network links have no SPOF (Single Point of Failure)? We are working on a datacenter network connectivity and need to ensure that there will be no SPOF. We will have ...
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How to hook up a server room? [closed]

I've often heard of people starting up server rooms from spare computers on their own. How would one do this? Is it possible to take a normal router and a few computers and create a server? If so, ...
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How does a server room work? [closed]

I know this is a site for professionals, but please bear with me. I have seen server rooms, and they have racks and racks of servers, routers, and switches. I want to know, what is the purpose of all ...
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MRJ-21 Patch Panel System

I was reading about the MRJ-41 Patch Panel system here, but not sure I entirely understand it. It looks like it allows me to wire my own patch panels because it it uses a special cable to attach the ...
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Things to consider when buying PDUs

I am thinking about getting new PDUs for my racks. I would like ones that are: Metered (Maybe remote monitored) Vertical Meet my power requirements (Voltage and amperage) Right number of outlets ...
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Datacenter Reviews

Anyone know of site that has a good amount of datacenter reviews? I have looked at datacentertalk.com and webhostingstuff.com , but I didn't find much on those sites.
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Lightweight Linux DNS [closed]

Can anyone recommend a lightweight Linux DNS server, which would be suitable for the data center? EDIT: We speak about data-center typically within 10 - 20 servers, up to 100 at maximum. For larger ...
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DHCP for data center

Can someone provide cons and pros for having DHCP in a data center? I know this is usually a taboo, but maybe there were developments which alleviate the said issues? Thanks.
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Datacenters in Angola / Africa

I'm not sure if this is SF-appropriate but I've a client that wants to open his websites to the African market (specially Angola), the problem is that the websites that are served by our American / ...
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Cassandra nodes in multiple data centers

http://www.cs.cornell.edu/projects/ladis2009/papers/lakshman-ladis2009.pdf : "Cassandra is configured such that each row is replicated across multiple data centers." So in that case is it good to ...
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data center in poland [closed]

Could you recommend some datacenter in Europe/Poland ??? Tier-3 or Tier-2.
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Rack layout tools [closed]

I'm wondering if there's any tools (preferably offline) that would allow me to layout all of the new equipment that will be going into several standard racks. Currently I'm using Excel to map out all ...
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Colocation payment policy? - does it depend on electricity?

I've used a colocation service for about 3 months. This is my first touch to run web servers in a data center, so I don't have any idea and information about server hosting (or colocation). Now, I'm ...
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Solution for TC / server closet in TIGHT area?

A non-profit volunteer organization that I do some admin work for is in the process of planning a major renovation to their building, which is more or less a converted house (no basement, uninsulated ...
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Datacenter Backup Strategy

What are common approaches to backup solutions in remote data centers? I am already familiar with general backup principals and have a very good backup strategy for our local data center but am ...
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Calculating how Much Power is needed For Servers

How do I calculate how much power I need for my servers / switches / routers? This is needed when moving into a datacenter. I figure I should just add up the wattage on all the power supplies even ...
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Data center vs Data warehouse

I've heard both of these terms used frequently. What is the difference between a Data center vs. a Data warehouse? Are these terms interchangeable?
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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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Moving co-location facility (managed network to unmanaged)

Our current co-location facility provides a managed network environment (e.g. firewall, etc.) for our servers. We are considering a new co-location facility that offers us more rack space and higher ...
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Windows Server 2008 Datacenter - How to obtain product keys for installing guest VMs? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? My company has just recently purchased a server with Windows 2008 Datacenter. We plan to virtualize dozens of ...
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Data center equipment vendors? [closed]

I'm wondering where people purchase their data center / server room components from. In particular, I'm looking to install an Emergency Power Off switch in our server room and have been looking for a ...
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Best floor of a tall building to locate your server room or data center [closed]

What reasons would you give for locating data centre in the basement instead of a upper floors?
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What's the benefit of using “containers” in the datacenter as opposite to regular installation

I have just seen this video: Google container data center tour What is not quite clear to me is, what's the benefit from placing the servers inside containers?
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What are the best hosting companies in the world? [closed]

My client is a startup and he needs a world-class website on some of the best hosting providers in the world. Page loads should be fast, we can't have servers not responding and going slow, support ...
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How to disable destructive database commands?

Most sysadmins would understand the risk of destructive commands like DROP or DELETE being executed by hackers to the SQL databases they manage. Is there a way to completely disable such commands from ...
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Redundant Data Centers

I currently have an ASP.NET web app running on a cluster in a data center talking to a SQL Server DB. I need to make this setup redundant with a hot-hot DB in another data center as well as a ...
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how to find a good data center?

At my start-up, we're getting to the point where we should be hosting our servers at a data center. I'd appreciate any tips and tricks y'all can offer on finding a reputable place to colocate our ...
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Anyone have an example topography of an ideal shared/vps server setup at a colo/data center?

I am looking into options for building a data center at a colo for the purpose of using it as a place to host shared server websites, as well as virtual private servers. NAS/SAN solutions, load ...