We’re now making any standard purchase of a Pentium4 class server with 2GB of RAM. With over 800 P4’s this is a huge invest for us to bring these servers up to modern specs and we’ll continue to offer the best hardware and price for performance model out there. Our P4’s start at just under $80 for a 2.8GHz with HyperThreading, 2GB of RAM, 80GB SATAII HDD and 1500GB or 5Mbps dedicated unmetered bandwidth. These servers are ideal for smaller traffic websites and can support any 32 bit OS such as Windows 2003 or CentOS 5.X.
Patches are available for Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008. Microsoft has labeled them as “critical” updates. Please schedule a windows update as soon as possible.
Some of our Asian customers are reporting slow Internet access (trace routes and ping times) to the United States and other areas of the world. Currently, two of the major undersea communications cables in the area have received major damage and are no longer functioning. Telecommunications companies are rerouting the Internet traffic, but it will take at least a week to reach full speeds.
The two affected cables are
- Asia-Pacific Cable Network 2 (APCN2) – connects China (Hong Kong) and Taiwan
- East Asia Crossing (EAC) undersea cable – connects Hong Kong and Taiwan
We expect the EAC cables to be repaired by August 20th. There is no estimation on repair times for the APCN2 cable.
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We added a 10Gbps link to Level3 at our One Wilshire location yesterday. Routes are up and we’re pushing almost 1Gbps through select prefixes. Wow I’m so exited about these great routes that Level3 brings in!