Glen Barber at the FreeBSD Foundation made a visit to New York Internet data center, which houses some FreeBSD servers. Follow them along on their journey through the internet’s closets:
No Systems Administrators Were Harmed While Writing This Blog Entry
Mmm… Freshly-unboxed servers. There really is nothing better to wake up to in the morning.
Well, okay, coffee. But new servers – definitely second.
In late April, the FreeBSD Foundation generously purchased more machines to keep the FreeBSD.org infrastructure operating smoothly. While the new servers are not yet in production (a task the Cluster Administrators will undertake while at BSDCan in June), we have planned far in advance what we intend to do with the new hardware.
In mid-May, I spent several days at our East-Coast US colocation facility, racking, cabling, installing, and configuring the new servers.
As They Say in Real-Estate: Colocation, Colocation, Colocation
The new hardware is located at New York Internet in Bridgewater, New Jersey, who generously provides colocation services to the FreeBSD Project. They have an amazing staff, and whether we are on-site or working with them through their ticket system, are always friendly, knowledgeable, and of course, helpful.
New Hardware Specs