potential for co-location headache?

So, let’s say I could save a lot of money by buying a server and co-locating
it, rather than paying for a dedicated server.

How common is hardware failure on 1U servers (new, under warranty)?

Has my dedicated server been running fine all by itself for the past few
years, or have Tera-Byte been constantly tending to the hardware,
unbeknownst to me, in order to keep it running? :slight_smile:

Re: potential for co-location headache?

Winston wrote:

> So, let’s say I could save a lot of money by buying a server and co-locating
> it, rather than paying for a dedicated server.
>
> How common is hardware failure on 1U servers (new, under warranty)?
>
> Has my dedicated server been running fine all by itself for the past few
> years, or have Tera-Byte been constantly tending to the hardware,
> unbeknownst to me, in order to keep it running? :slight_smile:
>
>
>

We have a 1U server at work we own that is hosted, and has been running
without intervention for about 2 years now.

Re: potential for co-location headache?

Shena Delian O’Brien wrote:
> Winston wrote:
>
>> So, let’s say I could save a lot of money by buying a server and
>> co-locating
>> it, rather than paying for a dedicated server.
>>
>> How common is hardware failure on 1U servers (new, under warranty)?
>>
>> Has my dedicated server been running fine all by itself for the past few
>> years, or have Tera-Byte been constantly tending to the hardware,
>> unbeknownst to me, in order to keep it running? :slight_smile:
>
> We have a 1U server at work we own that is hosted, and has been running
> without intervention for about 2 years now.

…and I worked in a hosting facility that had over 3,000 Cobalt, 1U, 2U,
and 4U servers. Hardware failure is a common thing. I don’t have any
numbers on this (as I’m a software guy), but I’d say it’s between 7-10%
failure rate. Mostly RAID cards or hard drives.

-Mike K.

Re: potential for co-location headache?

Heck with the price of hardware being so low if you don’t need top of the
line performance by two discontinued machines or two used machines and have
a hot spare at the co-location site. IU machines have about a 6 month
product cycle so there are usually a wide assortment of the previous model
unit available at a 20 - 40 percent discount off list price.

Gary Stein

“Winston” <nanae2003@winston.org> wrote in message
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> So, let’s say I could save a lot of money by buying a server and
co-locating
> it, rather than paying for a dedicated server.
>
> How common is hardware failure on 1U servers (new, under warranty)?
>
> Has my dedicated server been running fine all by itself for the past few
> years, or have Tera-Byte been constantly tending to the hardware,
> unbeknownst to me, in order to keep it running? :slight_smile:
>
>
>