[sf-lug] All about co-location
jim at well.com
Tue Oct 17 08:28:17 PDT 2006
thanks for the note, john.
1) servepath is donating space to sf-lug!
2) my (possibly adled) idea for SBCs is to get
some small ones and fit a couple or three in a
2U box so's to have a little LAN at work at the
colo site, all inside a single 2U box--low
bandwidth, low power consumption, good
On Oct 16, 2006, at 6:54 PM, John Strazzarino wrote:
> I am only slightly familiar with co-location, so excuse my questions.
> I visited a place in South S.F. called RACE Technologies andin their
> machine room I saw about 15 rows of rack mounted computers and a
> number of rows of 'desktop' computers that you would find at home. It
> is my understanding that:
> 1) you could 'purchase' space on one of the comptuers and the colo
> facility would provide an IP address to you. You then registed the IP
> address with a domain and they you use FTP/SSH/Whatever to load your
> software and off you go. The colo facility would provide as high
> speed connection/electrical power/air conditioning/fire protection and
> you could optionally purchase backup/web site development/etc.
> You could provide your own computer and do the same.
> 2) I am uncertain why you need a SBC (single board computer) for this
> co-lo task. Wouldn't any old 1 GHZ or better computer accomplish this
> need? And I don't believe it has to be a rack mount computer
> (although they might not all any other type in their racks for space
> needs). Are we trying to put 2 computers in one box? Am I missing
> something large?
> Thanks, John
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