[ajug-members] [ajug-announce] AJUG Emergency
burrsutter at gmail.com
Sun Apr 6 17:41:00 EDT 2008
Thanks James. AJUG has always owned/managed its own server so that we can
install whatever we wish, including various member's Java-based applications
like the Job Posting application originally authored by Tom Elrod and now
recreated by Gunnar. The basic idea was freedom. Now, we might rethink
that position but I've not personally evaluated various hosting
On Sat, Apr 5, 2008 at 12:03 PM, James Mitchell <jmitchtx at gmail.com> wrote:
> Burr, have you guys considered using a VPS instead of your own hardware?
> I think you'll find that it provides greater flexibility and much lower
> I have an account with Atlanta-based eApps that I use to host my corporate
> site as well as all of my clients that require hosting. Another option
> could be with MyDomain.com. They also offer VPS and I've used them for many
> years for DNS management (web and email).
> Good luck!
> On Fri, Apr 4, 2008 at 10:05 PM, Burr Sutter <burrsutter at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hello AJUG'ers,
> > Our community has an emergency. Sungard, who has graciously sponsored
> > rack space for our server for many years now, has elected to discontinue
> > that sponsorship. The most disconcerting aspect of this change of heart is
> > that they have only given us 7 days notice to get our box out of their
> > building. Our crack team of server administrators (Gunnar, Justin, Robert)
> > are in the process of making a backup copy of our email list so we can at
> > least communicate with you directly but we need to find a new home, fast,
> > really fast.
> > We are looking for suggestions for another host, obviously the lowest
> > cost to drop our server in their cabinet/rack is important for the group.
> > We'd like to have an Atlanta-based provider so that we can physically lay
> > hands on the box when necessary. We don't use much bandwidth. :-)
> > As far as upcoming announcements, we do have meetings planned for April,
> > May & June (normal 3rd Tuesday, same place, same time). We also have a
> > special event on April 24th (same place, same time slot), Jim Baker for
> > Jython and Java's move into the dynamic language space. This will also be a
> > very exciting session, please put it on your calendar. We'll get out an
> > invite your can forward to your colleagues very soon.
> > Our April 15th meeting session will be one of our very own - Burk
> > Hufnagel on "The Layperson's Guide to Building a Better User Experience".
> > This will be a great practical session.
> > Please reach out to myself and Gunnar (gunnar at hillert.com) if you any
> > suggestions on server hosting. Our ability to host our website, manage our
> > own hardware, deploy our own software and have a common place for community
> > management is absolutely vital to our future success.
> > As always, I'd like to thank our "remaining" sponsors ;-)
> > * Anteo Group: Your Java Staffing & Placement Specialist (
> > www.anteogroup.com)
> > * JBoss: The world's most popular enterprise-class Java middleware (
> > www.jboss.com)
> > * Intercontinental Exchange (ICE): Looking for Atlanta's best IT talent
> > (www.theice.com/jobs.jhtml)
> > Sincerely,
> > Burr
> > 770-714-3292
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> James Mitchell
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