29
May

Multi-site Colocation Promotion

One of our partner companies has increased their space in both Volta in Central London and LDEX in North London and we have negotiated some excellent pricing for hosting across both of these sites, including a generous IP transit allowance and cross-site connectivity. This is perfect for those organisations looking to gain a presence in these excellent facilities without needing to invest massively in infrastructure and connectivity. Our partner can offer the following for interested parties:

– Two 42U full racks – One in each of Volta and LDeX
– £1100 per month rental
– £1100 total setup
– 1000 Mbps redundant layer-2 interconnect between the racks (copper, fibre or VLAN presentation)
– 1000 Mbps internet access circuit in each site (copper, fibre or VLAN presentation, 50 Mbps CDR total)
– 1.85kW (8 Amps) per rack, 3.7kW total power
– Dual redundant PDUs included
– Installation services available
– Additional power and racks available on request
– 10% annual contract uplift, 12 month initial term

Prices are excluding VAT, subject to contract and credit.

Our partner has plenty of IPv4 addressing and is currently offering additional /24 routed ranges for lease at a cost of £75/month when taken with rack space.

Is this of interest? e-mail sales@host-consult.net for more information.

7
May

Digital Ocean Redux – Cloud platform now at 163,000 web-facing PC’s

In what is surely envious growth to the multitude of cloud-infrastructure providers all fighting to be seen as ‘the best’ for all, Digital Ocean has taken another massive jump in the number of web-facing machines on the internet.

When we last reported on this back in November, Digital Ocean (DO), who at the time had around 113,000 web-facing machines, had taken third place in the list of top cloud-providers and we now hear that they have jumped into second place, just behind Amazon Web Services, the undoubted commercial leader in the sector. With 163,000 machines visible to the world, they are now at half the total of the public-facing total machines that Amazon have live at present, but with growth like this, and the increase in aggregators providing automated provisioning tools that work with the DO platform, this will surely increase over the coming months.

Will we see a new leader in this competitive sector? The next few 6-12 months should be interesting, that’s for sure!

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