[Lab] Discount for ArtEngine Members
Paul & Andrea Mumby
themumbys at gmail.com
Mon Mar 21 15:29:27 EDT 2011
Lol, yeah it's a pretty neat little re-purposed facility. Nice walking
through the double steel doors and stepping over the sealing strip made of
copper which finishes off the Faraday cage in the main server room once the
door is closed. The main server room is shielded, as is the building, and
all the shielding is tied into massive copper ground plates buried deep
under the building (there is like a square kilometer of ground plate at like
half an inch thick) lol...
Stuart (the owner) is a good guy, and easy to deal with. It's a small
business, and he commonly has "customer appreciation bbq" events and such in
the summer out at the facility. (normally includes free tours of the
Diefenbunker complex as well).
The Radome on the roof is pretty slick too, still has the original
NATO satellite uplink equipment in it, the thing is bloody huge (like a 30'
diameter dish, on motorized mount and all that) all sealed in a geodesic
Also one of the few datacenters in the area with a massive generator, and
which keeps like 30 days of fuel onsite at all times, meaning in the event
of a power outage they can keep operational for a month lol...
On Mon, Mar 21, 2011 at 3:17 PM, Andrew Plumb <andrew at plumb.org> wrote:
> Heh. I like this part of their FAQ: https://www.koallo.ca/node/44
> Where are the servers located?
> The Koallo servers are located within our own secure, carrier grade,
> Datacenter facility in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
> The datacenter is a former NATO facility which was built as part of the
> Diefenbunker complex. The servers are protected by multiple layers of
> security including a barbed wire fence and three feet thick concrete walls
> as well as an EMP shield.
> On 2011-03-21, at 3:12 PM, Paul & Andrea Mumby wrote:
> Hey, so a friend of mine, Stuart, from Koallo Internet Services has decided
> to throw out a discount to any modlab/artengine members that want to use it.
> He likes helping out local community groups, and thought we were a good
> bunch. The discount offers 10% off all web hosting services, valid until
> April 30th. Not sure if anyone needs hosting but if so here's a way to save
> some money, while supporting local business.
> Also Emily, if you could perhaps forward this onto the artengine mailing
> list as well, in case any of them are interested in hosting anything.
> - Paul
> Here's the relevant details straight from him:
> Koallo Internet
> Artengine 10% discount on hosting ARTENGINE
> This certificate entitles you to a discount of 10% at Koallo Internet.
> Please visit us at https://www.koallo.ca and enter the code *ARTENGINE* at
> checkout to obtain your discount.
> Valid until 04/30/2011.
> May be used for any of the following:
> Web Hosting.
> Lab mailing list
> Lab at artengine.ca
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