Popular Server manufacturer Supermicro now $2bn company

Datacentre and hosting company favourite Supermicro are now on course to turn-over $2bn in hardware over the next twelve months after hitting a quarterly run-rate of $500m for the last quarter, The Register has reported this morning

The Register has commented on these figures and anticipate a growth to $1bn per quarter in two quarter’s time:


Our reading of the situation is that Super Micro is going to emerge from the pack, extrapolating that growth rate, as a near $1bn/quarter company in two quarters’ time, potentially overtaking Cisco and Oracle server revenues.

By adopting SanDisk’s ULLtraDIMM technology Super Micro should make its servers exhibit lower latency for data accesses to flash than any mainstream server supplier, except Lenovo which is also adopting the technology – assuming SanDisk supplier Diablo and Netlist sort out their who-owns-what-IP dispute. ®

Read more here.


Host Consult at UKNOF 30

Host Consult Ltd are at UKNOF 30 today – why not come and say hi?

On now: Tim Rossiter on Sky’s Next-gen core broadband network.


Promotion – Midlands Colocation

If you need rackspace and you are located in the Midlands region then our partner has some excellent rack-space offers in place at present and are pleased to be able to extend these offers to our clients also.

Midlands Colocation

  • 11U
  • £150+VAT
  • 2a power
  • 10Mbs Bandwidth
  • 2 x 1000Mbs ports
  • 1U 8 Port APC Remote Reboot PD
  • 6A max power – charged at £30/Amp
  • 21U
  • £275+VAT
  • 4a power
  • 25Mbs Bandwidth
  • 2 x 1000Mbs ports
  • 1U 8 Port APC Remote Reboot PDU
  • 10A max power – charged at £30/Amp

For more information or to order then get in touch.


Microsoft and Google in Full-disclosure vulnerability scrap

Seems that Microsoft isn’t happy with Google’s Security Team, Project-Zero announcing the presence of so-called ‘0-day’ vulnerabilities that it discovers in the wild.

This week, however, Microsoft Security Response Center Senior Director Chris Betz noted in a blog post that his team does not take that stance that full, public disclosure is not needed to push software vendors to fix vulnerabilities and help customers protect themselves. “It is necessary to fully assess the potential vulnerability, design and evaluate against the broader threat landscape, and issue a ‘fix’ before it is disclosed to the public, including those who would use the vulnerability to orchestrate an attack.”,

With many resources available on the internet already offering full-disclosure of 0-day vulnerabilities, is this just Microsoft posturing against Google? or do they have a point? Should notification of 0-day vulnerabilities be provided behind closed-doors rather than for public dissemination?

Read more on this story here.


Happy New Year! New Year Connectivity Promotion

We at Host Consult hope that you had a great Christmas – here’s to a prosperous New Year!

We are only five days into the new year and already we hear of an excellent connectivity promotion from one of our connectivity partners that we couldn’t not share with you.

European IP Transit offer

– Full port 1000Mbps Global BGP @ £300/€360/$500 per month
– Full port 10,0000Mps Global BGP @ £3000/€3600/$5000 per month

This is available on an extensive network at any of the following POP’s:

London Telehouse North
London Telehouse East
London Global Switch 2
London Telecity Meridian Gate
London Telecity Harbour Exchange 8-9
Manchester Ball Green 1
Manchester Ball Green 2
Manchester Telecity Kilburn House
Manchester Telecity Williams House
Manchester Telecity Reynolds House
Manchester Telecity Joule House
Manchester Telecity Synergy House
Amsterdam Telecity 2 Southeast AMS2
Amsterdam Nikhef
Frankfurt Ancotel (Equinix)
Paris Telehouse Voltaire
Prague Sitel
Brussels AXS Datahouse
Brussels Interxion
Bucharest NXData

This is a high quality transit mix – approximately 50% of routes are the connectivity providers own direct peering within Europe with the rest made up from a variety of Tier-1 transit providers.


– 1yr contract term (1 month free trial with cooling-off period. Ie, free transit for a month to make sure they’re happy with the quality, then a 12 month term starts if they don’t cancel it)
– No overages (full ports only on this offer)
– Free setup (excluding cross-connects)
– Prices are +VAT where applicable

Layer 2 Backhaul

In addition our partner can also provide Layer 2 Backhaul between any of the data-centres listed above.

Protected Layer 2 Backhaul between on-net datacentres in the same city would at £150/month for 100Meg or £350/month for gigE. Additionally, Passive 10G DWDM channels are available at £350/month too within London or Manchester.

If this fantastic offer is of interest to you then get in touch for further information.