mu.nu - Fighting attention deficit disorder wherever it - ooh, shiny!
July 22, 2006
Yeah, we're early this year. But after what, four? Five? Outages this week, it's gotten past the point where we need to find a new home.Hopefully one that will frigging work. I've ordered two new dual-Opteron servers, each with 2GB of memory, 500GB of disk, 2TB of monthly bandwidth, dual 100mbit ports, DDOS mitigation, and remote reboot and console login. Our new hosting provider is Softlayer, and they seem to have a far better network setup than DedicatedNow, who have been having some difficulties of late. (To be fair, DedicatedNow have only been responsible for one of the outages in the past week; the others have been the result of spam floods and some strange software problem with Apache that I haven't been able to resolve.) I was hoping to hold out until Conroe-based servers were available, since they run quite a bit faster, but we can't afford any more downtime and Softlayer's private network allows us to easily add or migrate to new servers at a later date. With DedicatedNow we have a simple crosslink between the two servers, but the Jawa Report is on a separate server, and we couldn't easily add it to the cluster. With Softlayer, all servers are put on dedicated VLANs on the second network port, so if we add another server later it will automatically be included in the cluster. I expect that we will be moving into our new home in two weeks time, so please bear with us until then. Update: Just got a phone call from Softlayer. The servers are been set up now, and we should have them soon. Yay!
Before it was too much bother to transfer the funds, but now I can use it directly to pay for the servers.
So when we send you $1 U.S., that's like, what 500 in Aussie money? Enough to pay the rent from what i hear ;-)
Thanks and I think I speak for all the vast, vast, vast majority, say 99.99999999% of us
At any rate, count me in with contributions to the tip jar.
In fact, I would be glad to pay a monthly, or annual, fee for the privilege of being here at Munuvia (and for being spoiled by Pixy for over a year now . . . ).
We shall see.
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