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    Hi All

    I have a 2U server which is currently running at home. I am looking to move this, and am looking for a datacenter i can place my server into thats not going to cost the earth.

    Do anyone know of a company that provides this kind of service? that also doesn't cost the earth...

    Thanks

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    How much we talking? ZEN internet will do it. 65 per half U per month

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    Why not just rent server space? gotta be cheaper than storing your own server in a datacentre?

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    Unless you actually need a physical server in a DC why not just get a hosted server out in the cloud somewhere - you can get virtual servers for next to nothing as month now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpjitservices View Post
    Unless you actually need a physical server in a DC why not just get a hosted server out in the cloud somewhere - you can get virtual servers for next to nothing as month now.
    Not really, take a look at GoDaddy for example,

    Windows dedicated server, Intel I5, 2TB disk space, and 8GB RAM, for this your looking at 149.99 plus VAT each month.

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    my own custom Dell PowerEdge 2050, not the newest of kit, but with 2 quad core processors and 32GB of RAM, and 4 x 3TB HDD and 2 x SSD disks you can see why I would rather pay for storage, than rent from GoDaddy, plus the server is mine, not some 3rd party. I would also be very happy to pay the same kind of cash to host mine.

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    I'm interested, why would you want to store it in a data centre instead of at home?

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    Would Windows Azure IaaS - Virtual Machines work out for your requirements? :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pyroman View Post
    I'm interested, why would you want to store it in a data centre instead of at home?
    Simple really its 2 words, and 6 letters... The Mrs

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    You're looking for a co-location host really. Loads of them around. Seeing where you are, you'll probably want one around London/South East. (Unless you fancy driving up to Manchester that is).

    This company does 2U hosting for about 62 a month for their lowest packages. Host-it - Customer supplied dedicated server hosting colocation colo

    I've not used Co-location myself, always stumped up for dedicated servers (no capital outlay).

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    There is a new data centre in Wales (NGD Newport) don't know if they offer anything.

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