I mean... you're probably not going to do a good job since you're not going to like, or maybe even understand, the role.
If you're going from Technical to Managerial, it's not a promotion, it's a career change. Unfortunately, few people on either side of the fence realize this, and your boss was probably one of those people.
What does your company _NEED_? How much bandwidth do you need? What kind of servers do you need? Are you looking for Co-Lo or Dedicated? If you're doing Co-Lo, how much power and space do you need? If you're doing dedicated, do you need managed or unmanaged? PCI compliance? HIPAA compliance? Do you want to pay for certain redundancies? Do you need an Uptime Institute Tier certified facility?
I could go on and on. The one thing that you need consistently is good customer service. The rest depends on what you need.
Full Disclosure: I work for one of the biggest privately held dedicated hosting companies on the planet.
Working in a large Data Center, we explicitly prohibit staff and customers from bringing cardboard onto the DC floor because of dust. Not only does cardboard have a habit of carrying dust from the outside, it's a huge contributor of dust as the cardboard breaks down. Hopefully they plan on treating the cardboard to mitigate this decomposition.
I only run an anti-virus once every six months or so... I still have never gotten a virus.
Also, it's bad practice to update 'just because'. Period. 80% of outages come from a Change and much of it is unnecessary.
Not saying you shouldn't apply important updates, but you shouldn't apply EVERYTHING just for the sake of it.
(As a side note, people who brag about high uptime is equally retarded for the opposite reason... they're usually the one missing the important updates)
Yeah, because being crushed between two cars is definitely safer than bouncing off of one in an angled impact.
I'm going to need some numbers to back your 'Lane Splitting is unsafe' opinion. The fact is that many states are considering making lane splitting explicitly legal because it helps reduce congestion, pollution, and stress.
Don't blame the inattentiveness of cagers on motorcyclists until you're more informed of the subject just because you're pissed off the motorcyclist will get home faster than you.
I definately agree with this. I work for a hosting provider that has about 67,000 servers. We use a highly modified version of Nagios to monitor them(at customer request, so only a majority of the servers are being monitored, not all).