A: We utilize Dell 4210 and 4220 cabinets with square mounting holes.
A: We use twist lock plugs in the following varieties:
A:Colo@ recommends either using servers with IPMI capabilities or the use of an IP KVM such as a Dell 2161DS.
A:IP KVM allows you to access your server exactly as if you were sitting in front of it with a keyboard and monitor. It allows you to access BIOS level menus and commands. IP KVM saves a lot of expense by allowing you to do anything and everything outside of physically handling the hardware.
A:f you have a full cabinet, we suggest the following:
If you utilize a 1/2 cabinet, we suggest:
If you colocate at 1/4 cabinet, we provide a single APC AP7901 - 20A 120V, on a 10A circuit.
A:We use an 80% usage policy. This keeps our power system and your equipment safe from spikes or over-usage. If you utilize more than 80% of your allotted power, we will request that you power down some equipment or that you upgrade your power allotment.
A:We recommend the following:
A:Please login to https://manage.coloat.com/ and let us know what you need. Once there, please select "IP Allocation Request." This will let you justify/request more IP space.
A:You may have seen the term "95th percentile" used when discussing bandwidth billing. It's a common way to bill bandwidth usage, but unless you're familiar with the concept, it may seem rather strange. If you've always wondered how it works and why it's used, read on...
95th percentile billing is the predominantly used method to bill bandwidth. Rather than bill based on the total traffic used, we bill based on a quoted per-megabit rate. This allows us to evaluate the sustained usage of your connection. Basically, at the end of each billing cycle you are only billed for 95% of your total bandwidth usage with the final 5% getting discarded.
Simply put, this means that you pay as you use the bandwidth with large bursts of traffic not figuring into your monthly bill.
We measure traffic in 5 minute intervals so what that means is that over the course of 500 minutes, we don't bill you for the 25 minutes of highest bandwidth usage.
A:Yes! Colo@ can provide you with many software licenses. We have the following available:
A:Yes! Every server mounted in our cabinets requires proper rails to be installed and used.
A: We recommend using color coded network cables between 5' - 7' in length.
A:No. You should plan on bringing two sets of installation media of your chosen OS. Why two sets? Just in case there is a problem with one. It's always easier to have a backup than it is to go and find another copy.
A:The following items will be handy to have around:
A:We have an on-site hardware broker. He will provide you with a good deal and we use his services frequently and gladly refer customers to him. His contact information is:
A:The following are some helpful tips that will make things a bit easier for you: