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    VPS DATACENTER

    Hi all,

    Over the last year i have been creating a DATACENTRE ( based off schools site), after talking to some IT techies they would like access to a few pre-setup virtual machines as a test bed.
    Looking online companies charge like £30 per month for 1 virtual private server with lots of limits.
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    I was thinking of starting a company and smashing this price down

    Would anybody be interested ?

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    I pay UKP 1.30 for my virtual server a month

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    rabbie, wheres that from?

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    low spec server right enough but enough to play with

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    oh rabbie i was talking more about microsoft O/S with hyper-v and internal private networks.

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    fair enough

    for that I found it more cost effective to just buy a case and chuck in 16gb of RAM and install Datacenter 2008R2 and use that for my labs.

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    Is the school OK with you profiting from using their power, network connectivity, hardware?

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    the datacentre is not in the school , hence why i put BASED OFFSITE!

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    Quote Originally Posted by andydis View Post
    the datacentre is not in the school , hence why i put BASED OFFSITE!
    Where have you created a datacentre?

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    Hi Carl, its in a unit in a local industrial estate, they already had most of the aircon issued sorted so thought thats where best to put it.

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    £30/mo isn't too bad when you consider thats for a production server where any less than 99.999% uptime is unaceptable and any data loss would result in lawsuits and the rest, I doubt such companies make a huge amount from their £30/mo once everything has been factored in.

    if on the other hand you're looking at providing VPS's for testing purposes only then fair enough but you'd need to be sure your customers understand what that means.

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    hi jamman, yes thats exactly what i intend to supply them for a TESTBED.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andydis View Post
    Hi Carl, its in a unit in a local industrial estate, they already had most of the aircon issued sorted so thought thats where best to put it.
    Is it secure? Does it have decent connectivity? Any redundancy? Fire supression systems etc? ]

    This is why you pay the premium.



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