Andrew Pollack's Blog

Technology, Family, Entertainment, Politics, and Random Noise

Serverbeach promotional event has a great deal on dedicated servers starting next week.

By Andrew Pollack on 04/06/2006 at 04:00 PM EDT

As many of you know, I've moved from having my own datacenter to having my customer facing servers at ServerBeach. I've been generally very impressed, though the machine I'm using right now is not quite good enough for what I need to be doing. As part of the upgrade process, I was given the deal that gets announced next week and asked for permission to tell others about it. Its a great deal for a very good system. Although they have several offerings, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Windows servers, and hardware that ranges up to the dual processor+dual core (a total of four processors) AMD 64 bit machines; I'm getting I just got (provisioning time was less than 30 minutes) the following:

Dell PowerEdge 430
Intel Pentium 4 3ghz HyperThreaded
1gb RAM
160gb SATA hard disk
Linux (CentOS - a good RHEL clone)
2000GB data transfer per month

I actually plan to add another one just like it in their other data center (this one is in Virginia, the other one I'll use is in LA) for failover.

Regular cost on this is $169/month* + $99 setup.
I'm getting a price of $149/month* + $0 setup.

* The "month" is actually a 30 day period, which works out to an extra month about every 5 and a half years, oddly enough. This is strictly month to month, there is no commitment.

Note that what makes ServerBeach different from other places like Rackspace, is that they offer what amounts to a "Model-T" approach. They provision it for you with a clean OS install and hand it over. You are responsible for backups, configuration, firewalling, security, software installation, monitoring, and everything else. They offer FTP space on their network if you want to pay for it for backup. If it breaks, they'll fix the hardware and if need be reformat the drives and reinstall the operating system. They do have a free "rapid reboot" if you need -- it takes about 3 minutes. They also have a "Recover" mode you can access from their website. This will take the server down and put it in a mountable drive on some kind of master system. It takes a few minutes and you get emailed a login name and password. That allows you to change whatever you screwed up (like locking yourself off with a firewall mistake) without having to wait or pay for support.

In short, ServerBeach is a great way to have a very fast server connection pretty cheap -- IF you know what you're doing.

If you're interested, please use this referral link, then we both save some money.

http://www.serverbeach.com/catalog/index.php?REF=8399GY7UFD


There are  - loading -  comments....



Other Recent Stories...

  1. 10/08/2018Will you be at the NYC Launch Event for HCL Domino v10 -- Find me!Come find me in NYC on Wednesday at the Launch Event if you're there. I really do want to talk to ...... 
  2. 09/04/2018With two big projects on hold, I suddenly find myself very available for new short and long term projects. In twenty five years, I don't think I've ever written an entry like this, but if you need the kind of work I do now would be a great time to get in touch. Both of the big projects I had lined up for late summer and early fall have been placed on hold and will be that way for a while. With the kids now all off at college and careers, I'm open to more travel than such than I have been in decades, but unless something else comes along, I'll be here working on updates to Second Signal and other things that ...... 
  3. 07/13/2018Who is HCL and why is it a good thing that they are now the ones behind Notes and Domino?We need to address some biases here. IBM has made a deal under which the Notes & Domino software and intellectual property is now being developed and maintained by HCL America. HCL America is part of the very large "HCL Technologies" company that has grown from its roots in India to become an 8 Billion Dollar company with a global presence in the IT Industry. You could be excused for initially believing, as many people do when they hear this, that "they've outsourced the code to India where they'll milk it ...... 
  4. 03/21/2018Domino Apps on IOS is a Game Changer. Quit holding back. 
  5. 02/15/2018Andrew’s Proposed Gun Laws 
  6. 05/05/2016Is the growing social-sourced economy the modern back door into socialism? 
  7. 04/20/2016Want to be whitelisted? Here are some sensible rules for web site advertising 
  8. 12/30/2015Fantastic new series on Syfy called “The Expanse” – for people who love traditional science fiction 
  9. 10/20/2015My suggestion is to stay away from PayAnywhere(dot)com  
  10. 08/07/2015Here is one for you VMWARE gurus - particularly if you run ESXi without fancy drive arrays 
Click here for more articles.....


pen icon Comment Entry
Subject
Your Name
Homepage
*Your Email
* Your email address is required, but not displayed.
 
Your thoughts....
 
Remember Me  

Please wait while your document is saved.