Over this past week, two of our team members flew out to Ashburn, Virginia to begin a 4-day process of provisioning new server infrastructure. Our goal was to build off of the existing hardware configurations we’ve used for the past 4 years, upgrading to the latest technologies available and ultimately creating an even more lag-free environment for Minecraft servers.
All hardware and network equipment went through rigorous testing and has been setup in advance of our upcoming maintenances in order to ensure maximum performance and to prevent possible outages from hardware failures.
It was a gloomy and rainy start in both Dallas and Ashburn at the airports, but it was well worth the trip! Over the next 4 weeks, we will be sending out maintenance emails according to our schedule and migrating customers to the upgraded systems. You can check out the hardware and specs below.
66x 16GB DDR4-2133 ECC RAM (over 1TB total!)
34x Samsung 850 Pro SSDs
2x 8-node Supermicro Microcloud systems
16x Intel Xeon E3-1240 v5 CPUs
1x Intel Xeon E3-1220 v5 CPU
1x 1U Supermicro system (for out-of-band management)
Assembly, Racking, and Cabling
Microclouds and rack from the front, drive bays visible
Microcloud blades up close
Cable management completed
Hope you enjoyed the sneak peak at our new Ashburn, VA infrastructure! If you have any questions or want to get in touch with our team, feel free to contact us via live chat or ticket. We’re always happy to answer any questions you might have, and we’d love to help you start your next Minecraft server.
– The CubedHost Team