Added Redundancy with MC-LAG

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Nobody likes it when their servers go offline, even if it’s just for a moment. Unavailability, which is often caused by a single malfunction, could result in serious financial losses. To bring everything back to working order, the cause first has to be identified, and then the necessary repairs have to be made.

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Selectel Hosts K-Root Node

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Last year was a banner year for Selectel. Of all our accomplishments, one in particular affected not just our clients, but the entire Internet communit: being chosen to host a K-root DNS node. In this article, we’ll be talking about what this all means and how we came by this prestigious responsibility.

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Server Colocation: Easy, Affordable, Reliable

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Server colocation is one of our most popular services. Since the very beginning, we’ve strived to make colocation as much of a “set it and forget it” service as possible. Clients just have to ship their servers to one of our data centers; we take care of the rest (installation, Internet hookup, etc.). We also offer a wide range of additional services to improve connectivity, security, and more.

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PCI DSS Certification

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Information security is something we take very seriously, and we know our clients do to. This is why we are proud to announce that we are now PCI DSS v3.0 certified.

This is great news, especially for our clients working with electronic payment systems and bank cards: finance and banking sector representatives, online marketplaces, etc.

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Load Balancing: Basic Algorithms and Methods

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Workloads need to be assessed and addressed when a project is first being development. This is the best way to avoid dropped servers and ensuing losses, both reputational and material. Even though we can increase a server’s power and optimize its algorithms and code to accommodate growing loads, sooner or later, these methods just won’t cut it.

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Software-Based Routing with VyOS

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A modern business’ stability and efficiency depend largely on the continuous operation of its IT infrastructure. Unfortunately, maintenance and operating expenses can be quite high, especially for small and medium-sized businesses.

To cut costs, many companies are now looking to IT outsourcing: instead of purchasing their own equipment, companies rent from a data center and hire professionals to maintain it.
For this to be beneficial from an organizational and financial standpoint, the technical side of things needs to be thoroughly thought out.

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The Art of Virtual Conducting in OpenStack: Working with Heat

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Today we’re going to look at how we can build a ready-made infrastructure from a virtual device using the OpenStack orchestration module, Heat.

Heat requires the python-heat package, which is included in the repositories of most Linux systems. It can be installed from the PyPI repository using the PIP utility. Installation instructions can be found under Access in the control panel (Control Panel -> Virtual Private Cloud -> Projects -> Access).

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