18 years of hardware history

Some of the servers that we decommission we keep for spare parts or potential reuse. Most of it has gathered dust over the years.

Today we spent the morning cleaning out a storage locker we maintain in a secure storage facility opposite our Amsterdam 2 datacenter in the Netherlands

In total we cleared out:
– 47 x Rack-mount servers
– 137 x 3.5″ SATA and SAS HDDs
– 5 x Remote controlled Power Distribution Units
– 1 x Rack-mount KVM over IP
– 2 x External FireWire HDDs
– A lot of rails
– 1 x Apple Mac G4 tower
– 2 x Large boxes of obsolete CAT-5 Ethernet, power and KVM cables
  – 3 x 19″ shelves

Thanks go to the professionals at it-recycling who took the lot to their secure facility for correct disposal in line with current legislation and environmental best practices. All hard drives will be shredded into confetti size pieces in their unique shredding machine.

[Completed] Amsterdam 2 datacenter maintenance

Our engineers will be performing essential maintenance work in our Amsterdam 2 datacenter on Sunday 5 May. We will be upgrading a number of Ethernet switches and associated cabling.

No major disruption is expected, however individual connections may be dropped for a few seconds where reconnection is required.

Our support team will be on hand to respond to any alerts or tickets as required. If your site or server experiences any disruption please contact us without delay on support@anu.net

Estimated start time: 14:00 CET

Estimated time of completion: 22:00

This maintenance work is completed

SquirrelMail Webmail

Around 10% of Anu customers use Webmail regularly with the rest opting to use a desktop mail client such as Microsoft Outlook or Mozilla Thunderbird giving them greater functionality and performance.

For many years we have offered two Webmail options: Roundcube (HERE) and a legacy platform SquirrelMail (HERE).

Some of our customers (less than 1%) have chosen to continue using SquirrelMail.

Unfortunately, due to security concerns and low usage, we will be disabling SquirrelMail permanently in early January 2019.

Please ensure that you switch to using Roundcube (HERE) by this time, including moving over any contacts or custom settings (such as signatures) you may have set up in SquirrelMail.

We apologise for any inconvenience. You can contact us with any questions by emailing support@anu.net.