Frontier Communications Files for Bankruptcy

I think you would need a gig atleast
Nah, we are only on a 100 meg connection now and normally are under 2 meg of actual usage at any time. We are transferring under a terabyte a month.

I have some ideas floating through my head and will discuss them in the Pub Members forum when I get a chance.
 

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I wonder what the tab is after the 2-year contract expires...

It’s probably a lot cheaper then the $470 a month we are paying now for collocation of our servers. (Which doesn’t include the $75 a month we pay to have someone on call to fix any issues that pop up)


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At least you could reduce your heating bill in the wintertime… ;)

Realistically, though, with modern servers ticking over at ~100 W the major power demand comes from rotational HDD. If you can afford SSDs, you might be able to break even with your electric bill in a few years. But, do your research. Maybe a hybrid with the database on AWS and you host the server that knows where everything is.
 
At least you could reduce your heating bill in the wintertime… ;)

Realistically, though, with modern servers ticking over at ~100 W the major power demand comes from rotational HDD. If you can afford SSDs, you might be able to break even with your electric bill in a few years. But, do your research. Maybe a hybrid with the database on AWS and you host the server that knows where everything is.
I get to do a fun build vs. buy analysis every year or so. As long as your servers need to stay up 24/7, co-location is still the way to go for virtually all implementations. Cloud continues to hover around the 2.3-2.7x cost of co-lo, depending on the application profile. Even if you go 100% cloud native and redevelop everything for that model, it is hard to get the total cost down below 2x the cost of running your own servers in a co-lo. Cloud isn't about saving money. It is about being able to deal with bursting demand. That is why companies like Netflix build their own data centers once they reach a certain size. Public clouds should be one of many tools used to build a robust infrastructure, not the only one. "Hybrid" is definitely the way to go.
 
If I had the money for a new server I would buy a new one. We rent a 5U space from the place we are at now and I have been happy there.

I have a number of options available to us and I am doing a lot of research and studying to see what is the best for us. No matter what we do we will be running on better hardware and what we have now. :)

And there is no saying that we don't get something and then sometime in the future that I can't host the server from home.

All in all I find this exciting and honestly the Skys the limit. If we are paying less and getting more then that's a win win to me.

Now back to studying and researching.
 
Not over here. But maybe it’s because GoNetspeeds have their fiber below their phone lines here.


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That's what they did here in Cheshire, too. The fiber is near the bottom of the pole, although it's along side the phone/cable lines. I just connected with them this week! Great speed, much cheaper than Cox.
 
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