Three Rock Masts

Living below Three Rock mountain in Stepaside, I often look up the many communication masts. Today I trekked up on the bike and took a few (dark and bad) photos.

Data Centre Technical Services

We’ve added a new service to our website: Data Centre Services. In reality, this is a service we have been providing since our inception in 2007 and our employees have been doing for other companies long before that.

We’ve added a new service to our website: Data Centre Services. In reality, this is a service we have been providing since our inception in 2007 and our employees have been doing for other companies long before that.

By data centre technical services we mean that Open Solutions provides a full data centre service portfolio including:

  • data centre selection, negotiation and management;
  • supply and installation of all necessary data centre equipment including racks, patch panels, cable guides, optical distribution frames, managed and unmanaged PDUs (power distribution units);
  • IP transit provider selection, negotiation, set-up and management;
  • installation of a resilient fault tolerant network edge (see case study);
  • installation of management and out of band access;
  • remote hands for installation and configuration of customer kit;
  • consultancy and advice;

And, of course, intelligent engineers with problem solving ability!

We’re very familiar with all the carrier neutral data centres around Dublin as well as most of the carrier owned data centres. We also have good relationships and contacts with data centres in Cork and Galway.

We’re IPv6 Ready! Are you?

IPv6 ReadyOver in INEX, we just launched a new initiative to promote and increase awareness of IPv6 among content owners and businesses generating revenue from an online presence.

This project is called IPv6 Ready and it is essential a certification program for websites that are IPv6 ready to one of two standards:

Gold: The website has a AAAA (IPv6) DNS record; and

Platinum: At least one of the websites DNS name servers is additionally IPv6 enabled.

IPv6 PendingFor those websites that are not IPv6 enabled (and in many cases this is dependent on a third party hosting company), we also have a very cool IPv6 Pending badge which you can use to let your customers know that you are IPv6 aware.

The badges shown here are the large versions but we also have an extra large, medium and small so you’ll find an appropriate one for your site.

How do you get your badges? Easy, just head over to IPv6Ready.ie and register your site. Once you complete the simple process, you’ll be emailed all four personalised badges!

Help us make this a success! Please repost, blog, tweet and spread the word any way you can to help us raise awareness and push IPv6 forward – even just a little. If nothing else, please register and display a badge! You’ll also get a link such as this to your own certificate!

Following the General Election Results Online (#ge11)

As I plan my election day geek out (in a suitable pub with good Guinness and good friends), I thought I’d share a few links and create an easy reference for myself.

First the obvious:

Newstalk have a very clean interface that looks as if it will let us drill into each constituency for count by count results.

Twitter will be the place to be this year but you’ll need to know who to follow / check in on. Each count centre has been given a tag so you can follow your own easily: http://www.mamanpoulet.com/tallycount-tags/. There’s a nice interface giving a good overview of these here also: http://ronanmisteil.ie/ge11/.

The all important tallymen will be tweeting and you can find a list of these at http://url.ie/9ddv [1].

RTÉ have set up Twitter accounts for each constituency count and their correspondants will be updating us through these: http://twitter.com/#!/RTE_Elections/rte-ge11-constituencies/members.

Fellow anoraks, enjoy!

[1] https://spreadsheets0.google.com/ccc?authkey=CIzkoe4J&hl=en&key=t4BZZfgeZOEbqIRlU4VYJNw&hl=en&authkey=CIzkoe4J#gid=0