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Forum: Data center general discussion and solution 08-28-2012, 11:08 AM
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Views: 3,621
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Post Gigabit Switch Recommendation

What do you all recommend / use for a layer 2 switch? Nothing too old but a good mix of value and performance. This will be used primarily for vlans off a distribution switch.

Also recommendations...
Forum: Data center general discussion and solution 08-28-2012, 11:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,000
Posted By bell
Post Colocation in the South of UK

Hi All,

Can anyone recommend 'affordable' colocation in the South of the UK, ideally within the posts of GU, RG, SL and surrounding counties.

I've been looking at RackSRV in Kent which appear...
Forum: Data center general discussion and solution 08-06-2012, 10:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,547
Posted By bell
Smile We use Observium, it has a great set of features...

We use Observium, it has a great set of features and is pretty rock solid once you get it going,

Adding servers provides you with some amazing graphing and reporting functions as well..
Forum: Datacenter, Colocation, Cloud Hosting, Managed Hosting Reviews 07-25-2012, 12:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,923
Posted By bell
Post More efficient to build data center or use server hosting?

More efficient to build data center or use server hosting?

Which would be more efficient and cost effective for approximately 20 quad core servers, a blade chassis with 4-6 blades, a SAN and...
Forum: Data center general discussion and solution 07-25-2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,043
Posted By bell
Post Containerized Data Centers- are they worth all the hype?

Containerized Data Centers- are they worth all the hype?

I was just curious what everyone else' take was on the containerized data center.
Forum: Data Center Design, Development, Building Systems and Operations 07-24-2012, 10:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,859
Posted By bell
Smile yes civil engineers and architects consider the...

yes civil engineers and architects consider the heat flow patterns while designing data centers. since air is the best medium for convective heat transfer and convection is proven as the most...
Forum: Data Center Prodcuts Reviews, Tools, Tips and Check List 07-17-2012, 12:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,621
Posted By bell
colocation for denver

Can anyone suggest a good colocation center in Denver? what factors will i have to consider before zeroing in on a service provider?
Forum: Data Center Prodcuts Reviews, Tools, Tips and Check List 07-12-2012, 01:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 9,548
Posted By bell
X6DPA works well with Xeon dual 32 bit. are you...

X6DPA works well with Xeon dual 32 bit. are you looking for a change? what problem are you facing with your present heat sink?
Forum: Data center general discussion and solution 07-12-2012, 01:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,853
Posted By bell
ideally speaking, the footwear does not have much...

ideally speaking, the footwear does not have much of an impact in the data center. you only have to ensure that they are clean and do not bring in dust and dirt into the data center which when...
Forum: Discuss about Datacenter Software/Hardware Related Issues. 04-24-2012, 02:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 12,076
Posted By bell
server lifts?

I recently obtained some new storage servers that weigh about 100 pounds and they require two people to safely put the 4u storage servers in the racks. Are there any tools that would allow a single...
Forum: Data Center Prodcuts Reviews, Tools, Tips and Check List 04-20-2012, 08:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,057
Posted By bell
Hi Neoeclectic, Thank you for the...

Hi Neoeclectic,

Thank you for the suggestion. our data center does not require 30A per rack as of now. but i'm guessing it is better to have a foresight in these matters. but i'm not sure if $150...
Forum: Discuss about Datacenter Software/Hardware Related Issues. 04-10-2012, 06:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,292
Posted By bell
you can connect n number of PDUs. the number is...

you can connect n number of PDUs. the number is not a concern. you have to worry abt the load. if a single PDU is draining all the power from the UPS, u cannot even connect the second PDU. you have...
Forum: Data Center Prodcuts Reviews, Tools, Tips and Check List 03-30-2012, 05:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,057
Posted By bell
power strip recommendations

Hello,

I am refitting the racks in our data center with new vertical power strips. I have about 39" - 41" of vertical space.

I've been looking at the CyberPower PDU20BV16F (16 outlet 20A max)...
Forum: Discuss about Datacenter Software/Hardware Related Issues. 03-22-2012, 10:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,760
Posted By bell
in some data centers, it is used to heat up the...

in some data centers, it is used to heat up the offices in that building during winters.
Forum: Data Center Prodcuts Reviews, Tools, Tips and Check List 03-22-2012, 10:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,865
Posted By bell
try distributing the equipments in the room....

try distributing the equipments in the room. ensure the devices that produce more heat are balanced with those that don't. you can reduce hot spots this way.
Forum: Data Center Design, Development, Building Systems and Operations 03-22-2012, 10:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,734
Posted By bell
ah, i always wondered what the catch was. it...

ah, i always wondered what the catch was. it really does not make sense to so much money for such small percentages of the total power.

great link. thank you for sharing.

btw, do the companies...
Forum: Data center general discussion and solution 03-13-2012, 06:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 11,410
Posted By bell
CRAH and CRAC

what is the difference between CRAH and CRAC?
Forum: Discuss about Datacenter Software/Hardware Related Issues. 03-13-2012, 05:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,807
Posted By bell
noise control is really not possible in a data...

noise control is really not possible in a data center just like how it is impossible to hear someone in a hydro-electric plant. My first thought was to suggest sound proofing the computer room. but i...
Forum: Data Center Prodcuts Reviews, Tools, Tips and Check List 03-09-2012, 04:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,111
Posted By bell
heatsinks work better when there is a mode to...

heatsinks work better when there is a mode to transfer heat from the air or water. so wherever there is good circulation of environmental air, whether it be the roof or the side of the data center,...
Forum: Datacenter, Colocation, Cloud Hosting, Managed Hosting Reviews 03-09-2012, 04:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,670
Posted By bell
cloud security is, to a large extent, taken care...

cloud security is, to a large extent, taken care of by the application developer. and the cloud hosts provide additional security if necessary. but the security provided by the hosts is not strong...
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