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Off topic, but where do you buy your servers?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by noimad1, Jun 26, 2006.

  1. noimad1

    noimad1 Well-Known Member

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    For those of you out there that own your servers, do you have any personal experiences with companies out there?

    I'm looking for rackmount units with at least Dual Xenon 2.8GHZ machines with 1GB ram, 2x80GB hard drives. I've been looking around a bit, found rackmountmicro.com seems to have decent prices, but I don't know for sure about their quality.

    Any personal experiences here would be great.
     
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    hamper Well-Known Member

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    WOW! there a bit pricey!

    I'd go with a dedicated server or get one and make it yourself and colo it, either of those options are far LESS then what that place has to offer.

    Best of luck.
     
  3. noimad1

    noimad1 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the info. Yea, I am building out my own small datacenter. I have a 900 square foot facility with UPS, generator, and dual A/C units, and they are bringing in a 10Mb fiber connection (upgradeable to 1Gb) to start. I am pricing everything out now, and was just wondering if there was somewhere inexpensive to buy good quality servers....I am probably looking at purchasing about 30-40 to start...
     
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    The way you said about the 10mb conection made it sound as if your getting one, i know they are expensive but it will be really worth getting two, one from one company and one from another. This means if one company goes down then the other will continue to work. Also 30-40 servers on on 10 mb line :s.


    Correct me if im wrong.
     
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    Is your 10mb going to be a cable company based internet connection or telco ?. Just wondering what you are paying per month and for install.

    We have a tiny "datacenter" (600 sqft) and currently 3 T1's bonded (4.5mb) but been looking at Optimum online cable for their 10mb line for $1600 a month.
     
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    noimad1 Well-Known Member

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    Yes, the 10mb connection is going to be from a Time Warner division, and it is $1700/month. Supposedly a direct fiber connection to our equipment. They have 5MB connections for $818/month as well.

    Do you mind if I ask how many servers are you running off of your T1's? Are they shared hosting servers? What kind of load are they running.

    I looked at my load for 11 shared servers and it looks like the avg. data transfer is about 2.5Mb, with spikes upwards of 5-9Mb.


    WEB-PROS, to answer your question, yes we do want to get connections from different carriers, because I do want the redundancy, but have not gotten that far yet. I've only found the one company locally that offers that high of connections for that price.

    I won't be running all 30-40 servers to start. We currently are using about 17 servers, 11 of them are shared boxes and the rest are small dedicated boxes that use small load/bandwidth. However, we are currently growing at a rate of 1-2 new shared servers every 6 months (not including the dedicated boxes), so I am probably going to go ahead and purchase the additionals right away to have them on hand and ready to install.

    So My ideal solution to start would be to get two 5Mb connections from two carriers.

    What I also don't know yet is how to "bond" them together. I would ideally like for one to pick up the load if the other goes down. I am sure this can be down at the router level, but have to research that as well.
     
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    I've gotten two SuperMicro servers from rackmountsetc.com and am happy with them. They are a good company to work with.
     
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