I am looking to migrate many of my cloud servers down onto my own hardware. I would love to give colocation a shot.
Scaling up and down with high-memory cloud servers is just not doing it for me, and looking at the 2-year forecast for server bills is giving me anxiety. I believe it may be cheaper in the long run to buy a nice “previously enjoyed” 2U server and throw everything I need onto it.
I don’t expect I will need more than 2U of space for the next few years. A single block of 8 IP addresses should also do just fine for me. My bandwidth requirements are pretty small, mostly web traffic that is delivered in quick bursts and a weekly backup of 200GB or so. Including the backups, my average monthly transfer rate is only about 4Mbps.
What do I need to know? What questions do I need to ask? Good places to request a quote from?