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May 28, 2004

No More Self-Maintained Private Network

Today marks the removal of the self-installed private network between our machines. A few months back I had put a Cisco Catalyst 2950 between our machines to make it easy and secure to move MySQL data between machines.

Shortly after the networking group recommended we request a private VLAN and let them be responsible for managing the private network. In December the VLAN was ready for use and with a server change this week our data is now all moving across the VLAN.

On my way home I stopped by the data center and pulled out the remaining cabling and switch. Interesting, it was put in 1 day shy of exactly a year ago. Even though we have no use for it (probably sit in a closet gathering dust for the next 10 years), it was worth the ~$1,000 to have machine cpu freed up from encryption for the past year.

Posted by mike at May 28, 2004 10:36 PM