DC 101

Learn more about DC and Cloud stuff…

At DC West, we deal with a wide spectrum of customers.  It can be a little daunting to ask questions on something you may be new too.  So we have developed ‘DC 101’, articles we have written to cover in general terms how things work and what to expect at a data centre facility or cloud computing based on our experience out of our data centre in Perth.

When you install servers into a data centre, there are some important things to consider; How important is the application my server is running ? Can the server be offline and not impact my business greatly or must it be online 24/7 Does my server have redundancy built in such as RAID and secondary power supplies Does my server support accessing ‘out-of-bands’ Is my server...

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It might not be the first thing you think of, but not all equipment is designed to go into a data centre.  We generally recommend where possible to install equipment that is designed for installation into racks.  Racks are setup in data centres to house customer equipment.  In the case of servers and switches, this would mean equipment that is ‘rack mountable’.  There are a few good...

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We often get this question from both people who work with servers, and people outside of the normal ‘IT crowd’.  They may have a server currently in their home or office, or have been told they require new server equipment to run a certain application.   Whatever the reason, people look to colocate equipment generally for a few core reasons; Physical Security.  They may not have a...

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