OpticServers LTD goes live with owned Datacenter Uk Based
For the last 6 or so months we have been planning and building a datacenter based in United Kingdom, London and we have just opened, we have enough space to put up to 10 - 15 full sized 42u racks in our datacenter (It is not a lot but more then enough since we do not be huge just focus on the quality of the overall experience) we are currently Peering with Virgin Media using 2 x 1Gbps Uplinks (Dedicated) to our Premise they are on larger bearers so we can upgrade as soon as we need to. we currently only sell Virtual Private Servers openly but we are more then happy to sell Dedicated Servers or even Colocation in OpticServers.
A. Yes its a Room but then again Datacenters are just big rooms? we are just on a lot smaller scale due to this is from our own pocket however we do have enough to run this so we are not going anywhere.. and this room was built just for this 4 months ago it was not there xD and we have ventilation will high powered fans and filtration system to filter the air coming into the room we have a fingerprint biometric door lock + fire door we have IP CCTV and Dedicated Internet Connections so it has most if not all of the things a normal Datacenter has just on a smaller scale!
Q. Is that a NetGear switch as your "core" switch?
A. It is one of the higher end NetGear Switch's but yes of course we will never allow any of our gear to become saturated or not be able to perform at its best so as soon as we start to get hardware bottle necking other hardware / networking gear we will change it out for better hardware.
Q. Where is the HVAC, backup power supply etc.?
Q. Netgear switches and 2Gbps total connectivity?
A. We have high power extraction and air filtration on air coming into the room, We have a backup generator + we have 4 x 1200W UPS's and our Netgear switch is just to start off but it is one of the higher end Netgear Switch's and it has more then enough capacity for our current network and 2Gbps is more then enough for our current client base we are on MUCH larger fibre bearers so we can upgrade from 2Gbps to 10Gbps with in 10 Minutes.
Criticas dos especialistas
Well I approve, regardless of size a new venture is a new venture and should be given appropriate consideration. There is no need to be negative guys (constructive criticism is much nicer), we all need to start somewhere. Starting a Datacenter involves significant capital, so well done.
Not the fanciest looking setup in the world, but hey, you've gotta start somewhere!
The McMega datacenter thing folks get their rocks off about here and on other hosting sites is just blah. It's tired and it's for big business. Nice that some hosts have widdled down the cost to even be in some of those places, but they aren't the solution to the world's problems - just makes in theory things an easier sale to customers. Plenty of those DC's after you peel back the veneer aren't really that great. Sure they might have a big gen set and some racks with batteries... Sure they might have whatever for air handling... But stuff is the same / does the same / can be done at smaller scale and do so just fine in a boutique model.
FirstHeberg's DC in France also had a capacity of 2 x 1Gbps from the time they opened it in 2012 until they upgraded to 2 x 10Gbps this August.
You could limit it some more (or lower the guaranteed bandwidth) and still sell servers. When FirstHeberg had the 2 x1Gbps setup they offered 100 Mbps ports with a 10 Mbps guarantee on their cheaper dedicateds and 1Gbps port/100Mbps guarantee on the more expensive ones.
Just a Heads up! we do not officially sell Dedicated Servers or Colocation YET but if you are wanting these Services then please contact us though Email or Skype and we can arrange something.
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