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Sitestash is pleased to announce that all colocation offerings are now available from Coloblox our new Atlanta server colocation company.
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Sitestash now offers colocation for your Mac Mini and Mac Mini dedicated servers for lease. With some of us at Sitestash being Mac users, we see the value in this computer as a server. We are currently offering two colocation plans and two dedicated plans. The Mac Mini colocation plans allow customers to send in a Mac Mini to be installed in our data center, and connected to the network. The Mac Mini dedicated plans allow customers to rent a Mac Mini directly from Sitestash, and also covers free hardware swaps should the system fail.
Sitestash is also offering the option to rent high capacity external hard drives, specifically the 250GB and 500GB LaCie USB/Firewire drives. This will allow both colo and dedicated Mac Minis to be of more use by adding extensive data storage.
All Mac Minis, both colo and dedicated will be connected to a remote reboot port, which allows customers to login and power cycle their Mac Mini server should it freeze or crash. In the event of a drive failure or severe OS corruption, Sitestash offers OS reloads and general technical service to get you going again. You will also receive a bandwidth graph to view the traffic usage of your Mac Mini at the network level.
If you’ve not used a Mac before or seen the virtualization software available we suggest you take a look at My First Mac and Parallels Desktop. We have Mac Mini’s running Parallels and booting several versions of Linux and even Windows XP inside of OSX, it’s proving to be a very useful tool and has great potential in a server environment.
Sitestash has been working on an extensive network control system, which will allow customers to create firewall rules that take effect on our main network. This eliminates the need for dedicated server customers and colocation customers to install firewalls, as they are fully protected via the Sitestash firewalls on their upstream connection.
Rule sets are created, updated, and removed via the customer portal. This also prevents a user from getting locked out of their server because of a mistake in the firewall configuration. Since the rules are controlled via the customer portal, if a customer does happen to create a rule that locks them out, they aren’t locked out of the portal so the rule can easily be removed.
Another feature that may make it into the customer portal is traffic snapshots, so at at given time a customer can capture a snapshot of traffic passing to and from a selected IP block that is assigned to them. Snapshots will include information such as:
– Source Address and port
– Destination Address and port
– TX and RX rate
Inside the portal will be displaying rule set templates showing more advanced rules that can help protect against certain types of DoS (Denial of Service) attacks and port scanners.
We hope to have our software finished soon, so that all dedicated server and colocation customers can make use of it. There will also be NO increase in price for this service.
We at Sitestash believe this new service paired up with our future selection of premium bandwidth providers, will provide customers a very relaxing experience in managing their network and firewall features.
Note: We don’t offer this as an excuse for our customers to not run a firewall at all, you will always have more detailed customization and security by running your own firewall under ours.