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Old 08-16-2017, 01:26 PM   #1
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So what is the typical layout for a small to big size server/data center? I know it is kind of a broad question, but what i am really trying to get at is where the network rack placement is compared to the server racks. So logically I would think that you have the internet connection coming into the main network rack, with my patch panels, layer 3 switches, ups, pdu's, firewall etc.. . Then say I have 20 server racks, and I am splitting them into 2 different networks evenly. Would I put 2 more network racks with firewalls, layer 3 switches, running to the layer 2 switches in the server racks?
Any good diagrams out there would be helpful.
 
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This is one of those questions that has thousands of answers.

Most server farms might have multiple wan connections. They'd tend to go through a switch or bridge or perimeter firewall device(s). From there it gets tricky. The load and how you want to isolate needs to be known. Most good switches offer a wide range of options to configure and improve speeds.

I'd look at resources like one might find on Cisco or other switch company for clues. Some offer white papers for guides or other case study examples.
 
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For me, what I will do is get a quote from any party that provides hosting at datacenter.

Once you have the quote, ask them whether you can visit their datacenter.

If they said yes, then I think go down and observe their setup.

Or prepare some questions that you want but make it sound like you don't know anything. LOL.

Of course, don't be too obvious that you are just there to get a glimpse of how it is done.

Good luck!

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Have you ever heard of data centers or large server/network rooms using the 4G modem/router as a fail over connection? Like the cradlepoint hardware?
 
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Have you ever heard of data centers or large server/network rooms using the 4G modem/router as a fail over connection? Like the cradlepoint hardware?
If the traffic is not so heavy I think it will be ideal to go for 4G. Of course, depends also on your application and the protocols used in the network. But 4G is it enough for a datacenter?
 
  


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