Tier I datacenter in the garage?

David Landry dlandry at byu.net
Mon Jun 24 07:19:30 MDT 2013


That sounds fun. I saw a couple posting for rack and/or some older rack
servers on craigslist a little while back. If no one on the list is getting
rid of any, you might find something in craigslist or ksl.
On Jun 24, 2013 2:41 AM, "S. Dale Morrey" <sdalemorrey at gmail.com> wrote:

> Wow I know, nerdy title huh?  Sounds like something out of slashdot, but
> here's what's going on.
>
> Short story, I have Utopia and some downtime.  So I also have a bunch of
> projects going on that I'm currently hosting on AWS infrastructure.  Most
> of these are proof of concept things and spinning up an AWS instance and
> slapping up something is a great way to prototype.
>
> Nevertheless my AWS bill is starting to get spendy.
> I have a 100MB Utopia fiber connection coming into the house and I have a
> garage that has a ton of excess floor space.  The garage door doesn't work
> and the only access is via the house through a door in the kitchen.
>
> I would like to stick a rack in my garage and put in some servers so I can
> do what I've been doing with AWS.  That is rapidly prototype a bunch of
> ideas and get some proof of concepts up either to satisfy my own curiosity
> or to show potential customers/clients if any of these ideas actually work
> out.
>
> Mid July I'm expecting payment for a couple of projects I worked on while
> in Ecuador and I think I'd like to invest that in a rack and some boxes to
> stick in it.  I only have a small car so I wouldn't be able to bring it
> here, but if anyone is willing to sell me a rack and possibly bring it here
> I would love to know about it.  Also if anyone has some boxes they would
> like to let go cheap, I would love to hear about those as well.
>
> Thanks in advance!
>
> p.s.  Not sure if I mentioned this, but I am back from Ecuador now.
>
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