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At what point do you consider moving from the cloud to colocation?

This is not a matter of opinion, it's generally a matter of comparing two numbers and seeing which is bigger. You know what your current bill is with AWS. You now need to add up the costs of all the ...
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Is it possible to place your own equipment with AWS/GCE/Azure?

No, this is not possible. There are some instances where GCP/AWS/Azure will give access to some bare-metal services, they will not allow you to place your own equipment in their datacenters. Most ...
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Did my colocation provider give me the wrong gateway given the address block?

What IP address should I give the firewall Any address you want that is not .225, .226 or .239 and did they make a mistake on the gateway? That gateway seems to be one of my own usable IPs. No, ...
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Colocation server: where to install ESXi?

Most server motherboards are shipping with one or more internal USB and SDcard ports. Pop the top and take a look or just check the specs on the server.
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When colocation provider asks what my market is what do they mean?

As someone who worked for a regional ISP (hosting service as well) in the Pacific Northwest, we asked a similar question. It's really about trying to figure out if you are going to be of concern ...
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Server Colocation vs AWS for Hospital System

Option 3: use ioncube to encrypt the code. This prevents reverse engineering or tampering and allows you to visibly assign licenses (and print the licensee on-screen). The client can then run the ...
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colocation of a server

You only need one interface, put it in bridged mode and then connect the virtual interfaces of the VMs to the bridge. You need to get them from the hoster. APNIC wouldn't even talk to you. You can ...
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What does a "Blended IP" mean in terms of speed?

Blended IP generally means Blended BGP (Multi-Carrier) It's a form of a semi-redundant circuit across multiple providers. You can see exactly what those carriers are by taking your assigned IP and ...
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Co-location: How to be sure the DC does not replace my server

Assuming Linux, you can get many serial numbers with lshw: lshw -class memory lshw -class disk Other tools exist, like dmidecode,hdparm etc. CPU's don't have serial numbers AFAIK, but you could ...
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changing name servers when moving a co-located server to a new colocation provider

The colo's nameservers were in your Whois record because they are providing DNS services for your domain. Yes, you can change nameserver records at the registrar, but before doing that, you need to ...
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At what point do you consider moving from the cloud to colocation?

At what point do you consider moving from the cloud to co-location? A very trite answer would be: If you need to ask here then you probably shouldn't. If you can't oversee what you'll need to do ...
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Is it possible to place your own equipment with AWS/GCE/Azure?

Like others have said, running your own hardware IN a cloud provider's datacenter is not possible. The bare metal or dedicated host options are as close as you are going to get. AWS Outposts does ...
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Why is ping from New Jersey faster than from Tokyo to binance (in Tokyo)?

Why do I get better ping from New Jersey to binance api than from Japan when binance is located in japan What makes you think so? It's pretty evident from the returns you see that you're reaching a ...
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Self hosting/Colocation multiple VMs with public IP addresses on single server

Yes you will have to assign the public IP's yourself. Router: 1.2.4.1 Server A: 1.2.4.2/29 gateway: 1.2.4.1 Server B: 1.2.4.3/29 gateway: 1.2.4.1 etc You could just bridge the virtual switch of the ...
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Is it possible to place your own equipment with AWS/GCE/Azure?

No. You can't send your own hardware, but you can have dedicated hardware for your VMs. Google Cloud Platform offers a Sole-tenant nodes option AWS offers Dedicated Host option Azure offers ...
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finding which tier 1 or isp to connect to to reduce latency

If you can get a sample of your target end-user IPs you can typically get the provider to let you trace route to those destinations and look at which provider has best network proximity. Many ...
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How to estimate how much power my dual Xeon server would draw?

You're more likely looking at that ~130-150W power consumption at idle, and ~230-280W under full load. An average usage would be per month about 170W*730h/1000 = 124kWh. So depending on your load, it'...
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How do I configure the iDRAC on a static IP?

It sounds like you've assigned that IP to the server itself within it's network stack (i.e. if you're using windows then you set the IP on one of the network cards from within the settings of one of ...
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