Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Fun at the Datacenter!

This week we increased our hosting capacity by 25% and doubled our backup data storage capacity! It's so exciting to see how The Lord is using MBS as a private cloud host for Christian churches and ministries!

MBS is hosting more than ninety servers in our rack after just two years of offering this service to The Church, and we're barely scratching the surface of our capacity! Here are some of our stats; we have:
  • One rack in The Switch SuperNAP datacenter in southern Nevada (four legs of power, 29 internet trunk connections). The rack is about two-thirds full, which means we have plenty of room to add hardware as we continue to grow.
  • Two 1gb fiber internet connections plugged into two cross-connected DMZ switches for HA (high availability). Our peak data throughput volume, though we're capable of 1gb (1000mb-- and can scale to 10gb), is just below 20mb. Lots of room to grow there.
  • More than 500gb of RAM alone!
  • Our Barracuda SPAM Filter 600 processed more than 70,000,000 emails last year! (About 85% were SPAM of some sort and got rejected.)
It was fun going up there and expanding our capacities as we get ready to add more hosting services! We hope that by Valentines Day we'll be hosting data file storage and synchronization that works a lot like Dropbox-- very simple and easy for users, but more secure and private.

4 comments:

Nick Nicholaou said...

A client emailed after reading this and asked, "By the way... how is the data file storage and sync beta going?"

Here's what I said:
It's looking very good so far! We’ve taken our testing to the next level, and if that goes well we’ll take it to the final level on February 10th.

Anonymous said...

Hi There! What is the software you use on the back end to perform the dropbox like features of data storage and synchronization? Just curious what you all use as I am looking to roll out a similar solution. Thanks for any info you might provide :

Nick Nicholaou said...

we're working with Owncloud, and hope to be offering that to clients very soon!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the info! Much appreciated. I will have a look at Ownclound for a solution I could potentially roll out-