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

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Why is ping from New Jersey faster than from Tokyo to binance (in Tokyo)?

I am thinking of using vultr as VPS. When I do a ping to binance api.binance.com which have their servers in Japan on the site https://hnd-jp-ping.vultr.com I get much worse ping from Japan than if I ...
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Self hosting/Colocation multiple VMs with public IP addresses on single server

I have a single server that is running some VMs. I want each of these VMs to be accessed through public IP addresses correspondingly. I'm looking into hosting the server on my own and get a block of ...
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Is it possible to place your own equipment with AWS/GCE/Azure?

Is it possible to host/colocate your own rack servers/equipment in Google's/Amazon's/Microsoft's data centers? Google has an option for hosted private HSM but explicitly notes that this is not a ...
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finding which tier 1 or isp to connect to to reduce latency [closed]

I am looking to connect to 4 location p,q,r,s. I a ntrying to find the set of locations where I should connect to (isp or pop) to minimize latency . Is it lower latency to connect to a tier 1 network ...
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Colocation Responsibilities

I am currently hosting a few websites on three dedicated servers (unmanaged) and considering moving to owned colocated servers in order to have better control on the quality of hardware and to be ...
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How to estimate how much power my dual Xeon server would draw?

I'm planing to place a rack server into a colocation, but given that I'm on a tight budget, I try to estimate the total cost of ownership of the server. The data center where I will rent the ...
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What does a "Blended IP" mean in terms of speed?

I'm getting a server colocated at a facility and they stated the internet speed will be 10 Mbps Blended IP on 100 Mbps Network Port. What does blended IP mean?
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exporting Interconnect VLAN to another GCP account

I have my on-prem infrastructure at a co-lo site. The GCP interconnect was ordered through account1, but the VPC and cloud infrastructure belongs to account2. Is there a way I can connect the VPC in ...
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Server Colocation vs AWS for Hospital System

I have created a software solution for use by hospitals. It uses PHP / MySQL and cannot be compiled into binaries. A hospital that is interested in licensing this software is asking for the PHP code ...
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How do I safely assign public IP addresses to my servers (Colocation)

I'm getting a /27 of IPv4 addresses assigned to my rack and I want to assign one IP address to each server. I have a HP 2510G switch. Would it be possible to use Centos as a router to assign an IP ...
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When colocation provider asks what my market is what do they mean?

I am looking into colocation services and was asked "what my market is." Does this refer to what my application is, what my requirements are or both?
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Confused about hosting offer: 20 M/bit uplink speed vs Gig/E Uplink Connectivity?

The datacenter in question is offering the following for colocating a server: 20 M/bit uplink speed Gig/E Uplink Connectivity Could someone explain the difference in the above? I'm confused as to ...
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Did my colocation provider give me the wrong gateway given the address block?

I'm colocating a 1U server with a 1U pfsense firewall (first time doing this) and the datacenter gave me the following: IPv4 address block: x.x.x.225/28 Gateway: x.x.x.226 Subnet mask: 255.255.255....
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Colocation server: where to install ESXi?

Sorry if this is a newbie question. I am colocating a 1U server and want to install ESXi on it. Given that a colo provider likely won't allow a USB key sticking out of the server, what is the ...
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Moving the server to new location

We just moved our dedicated server to a new DC (Colocation). I modified the ifcfg-eth0 with the new IP and gateway but the server is not responding yet. As far as I know adding the new IP in eth0 ...
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Co-location: How to be sure the DC does not replace my server [closed]

I'm planning to purchase an expensive server and send it to a datacenter to co-locate. As this is my first server, there is a question in my mind and would be appreciated if you answer it. How could I ...
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changing name servers when moving a co-located server to a new colocation provider

I'm not our company's networking person. He is out with an illness for a few weeks. My apologies if this question is ABC simple. I am a little confused by our current setup. We have a dedicated ...
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colocation of a server

Hi I currently host my site we a hosting provider and that is going well, however they have just been sold and I want to use a server (either Poweredge 6850 or Poweredge 2950) which will be put inside ...
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At what point do you consider moving from the cloud to colocation?

I'm currently operating at a cost of about $25k - $40k per month on AWS. I have about 30TB of data indexed in Elasticsearch, running a 4 node production cluster, and another 4 node staging cluster. ...
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How do I configure the iDRAC on a static IP?

I have a Dell PowerEdge R610 in colocation. When I set it up at home, the machine was assigned two IP's from my router (using DHCP): one for the OS and one for the iDRAC. Now that the server is in ...
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What is the latency threshold for running a Terminal Server (RDS) over the WAN?

I've seen: Terminal server performance over high latency links But I have a customer who is interested in relocating their system infrastructure to a datacenter that has ~62ms latency from their main ...
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Commercial Dedicated vs Shared Residential Internet [duplicate]

I recently purchased a server to mess around with. I want to be able to host a few of my own sites, but my home internet is about 5Mbps up and down. I was looking into colo at my local DC and they are ...
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Colocating mystery server [closed]

My employer has tasked me with bringing a server over to a local web hosting facility. The server has vsphere pre-installed with numerous virtual servers installed(5 servers, 3 linux, 2 windows). ...
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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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ipv6 to ipv4 translation in switch

I have looked for a solution to this problem but everything that I have found never seems quite match this scenario. I have a small colocation space and I only get 5 IPv4 addresses. I also get an ...
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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 our ...
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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 http://www.lsi.com/channel/products/...
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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 have ...
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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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