Full Rack Colocation Newbie: Advice Please + Networking?
I've been relying on single server colo so far where DCs handle PDUs and networking, but by this summer (yes I shall be a summer host ), it looks like I will be at the scale to expand to full racks. I've received some great quotes so I just want to wrap my head around everything and know exactly what I'll need to do.
I'm have a developer background so this is a bit new to me.
I need networking equipment that enables me to do:
- 1 gbps ideally with 10 gbps uplink
- Managed so QOS, rate limiting, etc
- Can announce IPs
- Can have the DC run at least 2 cross connects to it (so a normal rackmount switch)
So far, I've come across this:
In general, what should I know about full rack colo?