PROJECT STATUS: Work-In-Progress
When I first launched DynaCentri in April of 2020, I hoped to operate in my own data center, which would have given me more flexibility and offered more to customers. Unfortunately, due to the unforeseen wrath of COVID-19 in January 2020, in October 2022, I shut down DynaCentri Operations until the time is right to redeploy.
As of November 2022, all contracts have been signed for rack space and our cross-connects to Tier 1 ISPs for IP transit.
We will be operating out of a Equinix CH3 Datacenter in Chicago.
The most critical naming scheme you’ll ever use and have to get right the first time.
For mine, I decided to use UN/LOCODE as the location code is specific to the city name using only five letters. I like this method over CLLI code as it’s simple to understand and read.
US Chicago 1 will be Equinix CH3 and labeled as US-EVI-1 for Elk Grove Village. Servers such as Plesk would become plesk-1.us-evi-1.datacenter.gg.
While researching I found this blog post by mnx.io which also happens to use UN/LOCODE and goes into much more detail and follows closely how I was already naming stuff before using UN/LOCODE.
For our Top-of-Rack (ToR) Routing & Switching we will be using MikroTik hardware for the time being. We will later add another router for redundancy and extra capacity.
|1x||MikroTik Cloud Router Switch 326-24S+2Q+RM||$499|
For the servers, I have purchased several servers and will be adding more later.
|13x||Dell PowerEdge R620||$350|
Log Entry: 2022/04/19 | Datacenter Deployment
All hardware has been installed and ready to configure cluster.
Network is online and colocation customers have service.