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Forum: Data center general discussion and solution 12-24-2009, 04:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,436
Posted By Schumie
You raise a very valid point - personally, I've...

You raise a very valid point - personally, I've not had any issues running any switches that are mounted in the rear of the rack with the air flow design "the wrong way round".

However, if you are...
Forum: Data center general discussion and solution 12-24-2009, 04:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,454
Posted By Schumie
You may want to look in to the new building of...

You may want to look in to the new building of Telehouse West in London where the exhaust heat is beeing used by local residents for heating and the such
Forum: Data Center Design, Development, Building Systems and Operations 12-24-2009, 04:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,986
Posted By Schumie
I woul advise that if you don't know the answers...

I woul advise that if you don't know the answers to these questions, then you are heading into a market which you would need expert advice and guidance upon.

For example, I've purchased UPS...
Forum: Data Center Prodcuts Reviews, Tools, Tips and Check List 10-13-2009, 09:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 11,003
Posted By Schumie
As Ken said, easier than what? If you're on...

As Ken said, easier than what?

If you're on about physical move, I'm not a huge fan of virtulisation... but convert everything to Virtual Machines in your existing infrastructure, setup your new...
Forum: Data Center Articles and Resources 10-11-2009, 08:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 20,179
Posted By Schumie
Well, thats dependant. If you are just purchasing...

Well, thats dependant. If you are just purchasing dedicated servers, low end colo (transit provided by the facility) a lot of the time they will bill you based on transfer as opposed to the 95th%
Forum: Discuss about Datacenter Software/Hardware Related Issues. 09-16-2009, 12:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,177
Posted By Schumie
<plug>DediPower Managed Hosting should be able to...

<plug>DediPower Managed Hosting should be able to supply a service to suit your needs. Feel free to contact our sales team on sales@dedipower.com or by telephone on 0808 15 60 090.</plug>
Forum: Routing Algorithms 09-08-2009, 12:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 17,782
Posted By Schumie
You can make OSPF super fast with BFD as well. ...

You can make OSPF super fast with BFD as well.

Good design is maintaining your loopbacks in OSPF (so you only have /32's for each router in your OSPF scope) and then build iBGP sessions between...
Forum: Network and Telecom Forum 08-25-2009, 08:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,640
Posted By Schumie
The vast majority of our customers (99%) are...

The vast majority of our customers (99%) are billed on the basis of data transfer.



Not really - you simply setup Netflow or similar to give you the traffic analysis and transfers per IP...
Forum: Network and Telecom Forum 08-24-2009, 08:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,997
Posted By Schumie
Mod - please delete the above sales posting - not...

Mod - please delete the above sales posting - not useful to the post at all.

rgilliland - what type of connectivity are you going to be getting (Ethernet, DS3, STM-1?).

What is your expected...
Forum: Server Discussion 08-21-2009, 09:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 11,106
Posted By Schumie
You'll either have NIC "Teaming", Port channels,...

You'll either have NIC "Teaming", Port channels, or Link Aggregation. Depending on the vendor, they may call this a multitude of different names!
Forum: The lounge and introduce yourself/company 08-21-2009, 09:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,114
Posted By Schumie
I think the majority of people are assigning...

I think the majority of people are assigning /48's for EU usage now. Their has been much discussion over this, but I think most people have hammered this out and /48's seem reasonable.

I'm pretty...
Forum: Datacenter, Colocation, Cloud Hosting, Managed Hosting Reviews 08-20-2009, 08:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,409
Posted By Schumie
Indeed, their outages this summer have been...

Indeed, their outages this summer have been massive. They also claim that it was only a single data centre, however they must have some central DNS management going on from that facility, as many...
Forum: Data Center Design, Development, Building Systems and Operations 08-13-2009, 09:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,831
Posted By Schumie
Key thing with sizing your generators is looking...

Key thing with sizing your generators is looking at power factors, phase loadings, ensuring cables are the right rating and that your AMF/ATS panel is up to scratch. Remember, a generator *ISN'T* a...
Forum: Data center general discussion and solution 08-13-2009, 09:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,234
Posted By Schumie
Due to the competition levels in the market, you...

Due to the competition levels in the market, you will need to differentiate yourselves with something relatively unique - your killer selling point.

From a personal perspective, you are entering a...
Forum: Data Center Design, Development, Building Systems and Operations 08-05-2009, 10:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 19,114
Posted By Schumie
I unfortunatley don't have a square foot figure...

I unfortunatley don't have a square foot figure as we generally look at the overall site in terms of power and square footage to figure out density, and whether to shrink down or make big depending...
Forum: Data Center Design, Development, Building Systems and Operations 08-04-2009, 08:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,862
Posted By Schumie
Mean time between failures - Wikipedia, the free...

Mean time between failures - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MTBF)
Forum: Data Center Design, Development, Building Systems and Operations 08-03-2009, 09:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,306
Posted By Schumie
See my post in your other thread with regard to...

See my post in your other thread with regard to staffing levels.
Forum: Data center general discussion and solution 08-03-2009, 09:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,956
Posted By Schumie
ALl part of the standard service. For our managed...

ALl part of the standard service. For our managed customers, we are alerted and don't need to monitor the lights so to speak, for our colocation customers we do weekly data centre walkarounds to make...
Forum: Data Center Design, Development, Building Systems and Operations 08-03-2009, 09:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,862
Posted By Schumie
You really can only factor this from defining...

You really can only factor this from defining "mid size".

How many systems are going in? What is the MTBF? What is the provisioning rate? How many tickets will be opened?
Forum: Data center general discussion and solution 08-03-2009, 09:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,310
Posted By Schumie
I wouldn't be too concerned about latency, your...

I wouldn't be too concerned about latency, your bigger problem will be the cost of bandwidth, and as you aren't local to a major city - customers actually wanting to locate themselves in your...
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