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Topic # 93776 29-Nov-2011 10:49
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There's a story on Computerworld about "The Rise of the local datacentre". I am one of the people quoted in the article. 



Having a local datacentre provider is vital to Geekzone.

“Our analytics tell us that 55 percent of our traffic is from New Zealand and about 70 percent of this local traffic comes from Auckland,” says Freitas. “Having servers in Wellington would add unnecessary hops to the majority of our readers, and having servers overseas would add to the international latency. Also, having local servers allows our local readers to reach the site even if their ISP’s international links are down or overloaded.”

“We looked at Intergen in Wellington, which is not the largest but has a nice infrastructure,” he says. “But because of the Auckland numbers we decided to keep the services there.”

Freitas believes in being closer to customers, mainly because of speed.



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  Reply # 551361 29-Nov-2011 11:18
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They spelt your name wrong should have been Freitasm...

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Reply # 551426 29-Nov-2011 13:05
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jonherries: They spelt your name wrong should have been Freitasm...


His surname is just Freitas.  M is his initial.  Put them together and you get freitasm. 

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  Reply # 551431 29-Nov-2011 13:10
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nate:
jonherries: They spelt your name wrong should have been Freitasm...


His surname is just Freitas.  M is his initial.  Put them together and you get freitasm. 


I actually thought he was taking the piss.




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