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    i'm new to this so go easy on me please..
    thinking about moving a number of mac mini's (3) used as servers various out of my office to a more secure environment. Is colocation the correct path? what would it cost approx. Based in Herts so anywhere north of m25 on m1 corridor for convenience... any comments/ suggestions welcome.
    LB..

  • #2
    ColoLocker in MK would probably suit this I guess?

    I'm sure ChrisW will be along shortly

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    • #3
      yup, think that co-locker may well be a good fit for this
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      • #4
        Here is a list of datacentres in the UK: United Kingdom - Datacentres.org

        In Herts/North London you have:

        Server Choice in Welwyn Garden City and Stevenage
        Virtus in Enfield
        Gyron in Hemel
        LDex at the end of the M1

        Personally I'd swap the MacMini's for something with hardware raid and > 1 HDD.
        ••• Mark Castle •••

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        • #5
          Originally posted by markcastle View Post
          Personally I'd swap the MacMini's for something with hardware raid and > 1 HDD.
          Unless you need OSX and dont want to spend 6x the Mini on a Pro. Plus the Mac Mini has 2 HDDs
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          • #6
            thanks everyone - wish I'd discovered whc earlier.. who needs tech support when you can just post on here!!!!!!!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by fov View Post
              Unless you need OSX and dont want to spend 6x the Mini on a Pro. Plus the Mac Mini has 2 HDDs
              Do they... oh OK mine doesn't :-)
              ••• Mark Castle •••

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              • #8
                Originally posted by markcastle View Post
                Do they... oh OK mine doesn't :-)
                The Mac Mini Server does yeah but the desktop one doesnt...
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                • #9
                  There are a couple of companies that will specifically colo Mac Mini's but I can't remember their names off the top of my head. I think they're cambridge based if that helps, bit far from the M25.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by UH-James View Post
                    There are a couple of companies that will specifically colo Mac Mini's but I can't remember their names off the top of my head. I think they're cambridge based if that helps, bit far from the M25.
                    Mythic Beasts do Mac Mini co-location from either Telecity Sovereign House (London docklands) or somewhere in Cambridge (https://www.mythic-beasts.com/sales/colo/macmini)
                    GoDaddy are abusing WHC with shill advertising

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Ed-Freethought View Post
                      Mythic Beasts do Mac Mini co-location from either Telecity Sovereign House (London docklands) or somewhere in Cambridge (https://www.mythic-beasts.com/sales/colo/macmini)

                      That's the one, couldn't remember the name. Might be worth a look.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by lindab View Post
                        thinking about moving a number of mac mini's (3) used as servers
                        We've colo'd mac-minis over the years for clients

                        They'e ok in an office environment but not so much in a datacentre - the design doesn't account for airflow (it assumes they'll have a lots of space around them), the networking can be a bit flaky, the custom video means intelligent hands can be an issue etc

                        Unless you're completely 'wed' to the kit, a dedicated server is more practical (and a lower TCO)
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                        • #13
                          Thanks for all the Colocker suggestions. I was out all day yesterday but it seems Linda found our website and contacted me by email.

                          For the sake of anyone else reading in future, Colocker is ideal for Mac Mini colo. You can physically fit around 8 in a single locker without making life difficult for yourself in terms of wiring so assuming you can spec them to get the total power consumption under 1A that's a unit cost of under a tenner per month. I'm not aware of anywhere else that offers that kind of value.

                          Cheers, Chris
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                          • #14
                            all up and running at Colocker.. Thanks again everyone.

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                            • #15
                              I support ColoLocker in MK. It would suit your needs perfectly.
                              You can move your Mac to there.
                              Regards.

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