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Category Archives: Datacenter

About datacenters and collocation.

Worst Cloud Drives

As hard drives have become more and more commoditized and prices per TB continue to drop, manufacturers are under immense pressure to find ways to differentiate their drives and establish better profit margins. While drive consumers simply expect the drive to be fast and reliable, some manufactures seem to think that reliability is a value…
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Ubiquiti EdgeRouter Single Peer BGP Setup

The Ubiquiti EdgeRouter Pro is an excellent router if you're looking for carrier grade performance at a fraction of the price of Cisco or Juniper. It uses standard DIMM memory, so you can use the EdgeRouter Pro to accommodate full BGP routes for a cost of hundreds of dollars, rather than tens of thousands. It runs EdgeOS…
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Hanging out in the datacenter

We're busy getting the cloud.LA presence setup at Switch SuperNAP in Vegas. This is an absolutely amazing facility. Check them out at https://www.supernap.com.       Facility Details: Uptime-certified Tier IV Gold Tier IV Gold operations, security and maintenance protocols Supporting 40+ kW of power per cabinet at scale 100% power and cooling uptime SLA…
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Speedtest.net on cloud.LA

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We are happy to be hosting Irvine's only Speedtest.net node. Hosting a speed test server is an excellent way to test a new carrier and make sure our infrastructure is ready for cloud traffic. So far we are seeing excellent throughput from Cogent. Apparently building-out their network to serve as the primary carrier for Netflix has worked well for them 🙂

Cogent Datacenter Colocation

I've used Cogent enough times and for long enough that I do remember the times when larger ISPs would randomly shut down peering points with Cogent and everyone was making a big deal about Cogent selling last-mile fiber too cheaply and using other carriers networks to back-haul their traffic. There is no doubt that at…
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cloud.LA SmartOS Dataset Mirror

We are now hosting a SmartOS Dataset Server that mirrors the official Joyent datasets as well as various community datasets from datasets.at. Our server is hosted at Switch in Las Vegas which is the same datacenter as Joyent, so performance should be comparable with their servers. The main reason you may want to use this…
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Updating Dell PowerEdge C6100 Cloud Server

The Dell PowerEdge C6100 is a great cloud platform that can be picked up on eBay very affordably. It consists of four dual socket SuperMicro nodes in a high-density 2U chassis with 24 x 2.5" or 12 x 3.5" disks. The C6100 platform is widely used by commercial cloud providers and has excellent hardware support…
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