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Author Topic:   Moving to Cloud Server
Straggler
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Message 7 of 52 (844961)
12-09-2018 6:42 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by Admin
12-09-2018 5:01 AM


This does all sound a bit dark ages. At the very least your hosting company should look at switching you to a virtual server. Running that on highly resilient shared infrastructure would mitigate against pretty much any hardware fault from single component to whole physical server. This would also be more cost effective for the company in question in terms of running costs (cooling, power, rack space, support likelihood etc etc.)

And, as you mention, cloud is the obvious destination here (which in practical terms is the same as the above but on an industrial scale with the economies of scale that brings). AWS would have sizing/costing tools for IaaS which would include database estimations. Is it worth simply running one of those to get an initial idea?

But a 10 year old physical server sitting in a data centre, slowly popping it’s bits and relying on graveyard extractions for ongoing survival - You don’t need me to tell you that isn’t a long term solution.


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Straggler
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Message 13 of 52 (844980)
12-09-2018 3:22 PM
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12-09-2018 11:18 AM


If you want what you have now but.... then it’s got to be worth asking if they can do a P2V conversion of exactly what you have now and what the running cost of that VM would be going forwards.

From your point of view it’s the same server with no noticeable difference. From their point of view it’s one less physical device to take care of and supply resources for.

End result a hardware resilient EVC server!!


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