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    Thumbs up New GPWA Data Center

    I'm pleased to announce that we've built a completely new data center as part of an office space expansion at Casino City, and that the GPWA websites are now hosted in our new data center. The expansion and move went exactly as planned, which means that from the perspective of our GPWA members, it never happened. Or, at least downtime on the GPWA website was measured in minutes in the wee hours of the morning.

    The infrastructure in our new datacenter is fully redundant, insuring that our sites are always available. For power, we have triple backup to our normal power from the local electrical utility: 1) UPS with a couple hours of battery, 2) automatic power transfer in the event of an electrical outage to a diesel generator, and 3) manual transfer to an additional set of gasoline power generators. For cooling, we have dual air conditioning systems, with each system having sufficient cooling ability to keep our server room at an acceptable temperature. And the air conditioning systems are efficient, and can use outside air when it is cool rather than running the compressors. Of course, we also continue to have the same redundant routing equipment and links to multiple internet backbones that we previously put in place.

    I think our network services group did a wonderful job pulling off this upgrade and move according to plan.

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    Wow! That is totally awesome!

    I am beyond impressed!

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    Nice, BUT before the next issue of GPWA TIMES is released you have to get about 5 really hot swim suit models and put them in front of the equipment. THEN you'll be ready. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by WagerX View Post
    Nice, BUT before the next issue of GPWA TIMES is released you have to get about 5 really hot swim suit models and put them in front of the equipment. THEN you'll be ready. lol


    Geez, that's incredible. And here's li'l old me renting some space on a shared server!

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    Congratulation! Very good job!

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    Congratulations Michael to the whole team. Will it be possible for you to give some figures about the volume and performance of the entire system required to keep the GPWA information system working as smoothly as it does?

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    Awesome Michael

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    way to go michael... you guys are amazing! not to many people have their own DATACENTERS...

    incredible!!!
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    Thanks to all the GPWA staff... you guys always strive to make this place better!

    Congrats!

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    Geez michael, only 3 levels of power back and multiple sets of generators, why are you holding back? LOL

    After 8 years having people lie (no one in this industry) about having backup power at their hosting facility, it's nice to see that you understand what it means to have a data center. Like everything else you do, it seems well planned and well executed.

    Good Work CasinoCity.

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    I'm impressed, i want one lol
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    Casino City Hosting - $12.95 per month!

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    Good work guys! Thanks for keeping this site alive and so well run!
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    Quote Originally Posted by matted View Post
    Casino City Hosting - $12.95 per month!

    j/k!
    Well, we don't do that, but we do host colocated servers, and would do that at a reasonable price for GPWA members.

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    Excellent! That looks like a pretty sweet set up. Nice work on the smooth transition guys!

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