1x Scaleway ARM64-2GB (powered when needed (and they have node available…))
For backups, I have 2 borg repos: Hetzner’s storage box, and rsync.net.
As I’m not using the dedi to its fully potential (barely storing 100GB of important data), I’m thinking on moving to another place, but not decided where yet. BTW, if someone has suggestions I’m all hears (around 20eur/month)
2 colocated boxes, 7 rented dedicated servers, haven’t counted VPS’s lately but probably over 40 at the moment, and a half dozen shared accounts.
Should be down to 3 dedicated servers in the next couple months, I’ve been moving more stuff to cloud providers and condensing things because the bills are a bit nuts when I look at what I actually need and how overly complicated things are to manage.
VPS’s are next on the chopping block - slowly letting a lot of those expire (cheap, tiny yearlies) and migrating stuff to a dedi/colo box or condensing a bunch of stuff onto a single larger VPS.
For work I’m managing 7-8 dedis and 300+ VMs. That’s also getting re-arranged as we wind down a 2 year project and moving back off of bare metal where it’s not required and back to cloud providers where it’s easier to manage things.
I’ve been looking into migrating to Hetzner since their cloud actually performs really well, maybe sometime this year. It seems like they have a solid platform but let’s see if they run into any issues first in the next few months.
Those deals are pretty hard to beat. You’re likely going to end up with sub-par hardware in that price range. The only reason I canceled mine is because I still have one of those 40eur specialty offer E5s with OVH (E5-1620v2/64GB/4x2TB) otherwise I’d be holding on tight to my E3-1220/16GB/2x2TB.
The next best thing would be a SoYouStart box, but that’s probably gonna be higher spec’d and definitely cost a bit more. Could downgrade to a Kimsufi but then you’re talking single drive and negligible savings.
Multiple Pi’s - for all-room wireless music streaming
Choopa (NYC) - i7-7700k / 16GB RAM - for gaming servers (Mount & Blade Warband Mods, Holdfast Nations at War, Counter Strike Global Offensive, Day of Defeat Source, couple TeamSpeak 3 servers)
DatabaseByDesign (Phillly) - E3-1270v2 / 16GB RAM - for gaming servers (ARK Survival Evolved, Mount & Blade Warband Mods, Counter Strike Global Offensive)
DatabaseByDesign (Philly) - E3-1230v2 / 16GB RAM / 240GB SSD - was running a few game servers, currently being repurposed to be my main database & job runner for my side project (service uptime monitor)
DatabaseByDesign (Philly) - 2x E5450 / 32GB RAM - for web apps (personal sites, sites for family, couple Python-based web banner generators, etc.)
VirMach (Buffalo) - E3-1240v3 / 32GB RAM - running my free community VPS service (FreeMach), which has 10x 3GB KVMs
I used Canva. It’s awesome web-based software for great looking presentations, but doing graphs is real pain in the ass. I’ve spent around 3 hours dong these graphs (from top to bottom). Not only I had to find icons that matched my purple/cyan theme, but the lines are actually one-sided. So I had to overlap two and adjusting them was a real pain in the butt:
As for adding/deleting nodes on the go - it’s basically impossible. Re-arrangement in my case would take another 20 minutes.
If you need to make good looking presentation I can highly recommend Canva. It’s rich in great templates, fonts and icons, but if you need to make a detailed graph quickly, that’s simply not the right software.
I have all of the company servers, but I don’t have one for myself. Any big testing I do, I just do in a vmware on my desktop and if I need something on a fat pipe I just commander Karen’s ridiculously huge plex box.