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November 8, 2006, 11:05 pm
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We are currently making enquiries with a hosting provider for a fully
managed server solution with dedicated firewall to provide a VPN
connection. The provider is stating that a dedicated switch will be
required. Does anyone know why this would be the case? Why can't the
new system simply use an existing shared switch in the data centre?
Thanks in advance,
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Regarding your enquiry, the most likely answer is that the provider
you're speaking to doesn't offer shared switch use for dedicated
solutions. My company has made it a point to never provide shared
switches for dedicated hosting solutions as it would potentially be a
major weak link in an otherwise robust solution. If you were to use a
shared switch, there is a potential for significant degradation caused
by other users on the switch, which would defeat the point of a
dedicated managed service.
I hope that's of help.
I actually work for one of the larger Business ISPs in the UK and
generally deal with managed hosting and connectivity solutions, so I
might also be able to design a solution for your requirements. Would
you have any objections at all to me contacting you directly via email?
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