wiki:projects/server-colocation-mexico

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This page intends to provide us with enough elements to evaluate whether is convenient to install a server (or several servers) in a co-location in Mexico City.

The initial general goals are:

  1. to address the need to increase MFPL backup capabilities,
  2. to have part of our infrastructure located in a different set of legal conditions, those ruling telecommunications in México, which will eventually bring progressive mexican lawyer(s) close to our work to back us up,
  3. to give a concrete initiative for the local support team to engage in MFPL development and to start collaborate locally,
  4. to create conditions to share sysadmin skills in a process what will benefit mexican counterparts by providing us guidance and the experience and background from the US tech-team,
  5. to share responsibilities with local techies in the maintenance and development of MFPL infrastructure.

Pendiente de desarrollo
Beneficiarios:
El conjunto de la organización
El equipo de soporte en los Estados Unidos
El desarrollo del equipo de soporte en México

Three aspects of this proposal are:

  • Co-location costs (budget).
    • Criteria:
      • Pricing in Mbits/second, not in GB/TB total transfer per month. We should aim for about 5 Mbit/second.
      • Start with 2U (we will need at least two machines connected via serial cables to allow remote restart with passphrase).
      • 24/7 access to the facility without needing advance notice
      • Option to expand
    • Providers:
      • Metro Red
      • Adolfo will call political allied Gerardo J. who owns a cabinet somewhere in México City, to explore ways to collaborate and perhaps share his collocation.
  • Server (and rack) prices (budget)
    • Criteria:
      • Hot-swap disk drives: disk drives are the most common hardware replacement item
      • Purchase Hard disks separately. Dell hard disks are significantly more expensive then comparable disks bought elsewhere.
    • Options
  • Local organizing of the mexican support team. People interested in joining: Jesús Franco (individual MFPL member), Iván Carrasco (member through Comité Cerezo), Enrique Rosas (MFPL co-director), Marxistvegan (cyberunions.org), Adolfo Dunayevich (LaNeta.apc.org), Kosa (member thought Solidarius.org.br)

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