Micron21 create geographically-redundant IP service

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Micron21 create geographically-redundant IP service

Public launch.

Micron21 has launched a service that provides customers with two physical or virtual servers in geographically-dispersed data centres "with the same public-facing IP address"

The service was created about a year ago for internal use and for a specific client and had been soft-launched, but it was now being publicised more broadly.

The company used its data centres in Kilsyth and Melbourne CBD, which were connected using its own fibre network.

"Imagine two virtual or two physical servers on fully redundant hardware in two geographically separate data centres but with the same public facing IP address," Micron21 director James Braunegg said in a video posted yesterday.

"This provides you with a high level of redundancy and high availability".

Customers could use the service to run servers in an active-standby or active-active configuration.

Services started at $150 per month, Braunegg said.

The need for multi-homing of servers has been highlighted by a series of high-profile data centre outages in recent weeks, with hosts and resellers' disaster recovery regimes again under scrutiny.

"It doesn't matter how good your data centre is – there will always be issues," Braunegg said.

"The only way to protect against that is having your data in two locations. I see that as the holy grail in providing hosting solutions to clients."

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