feeler for cheap colo space

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  1. IAMwhitey

    IAMwhitey New Member

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    65/u per month
    100mb drop
    99.99% uptime
    Multiple OC3 connections

    any interest? what do you think about the price?
     
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    any SLA?

    is it unmetered?
     
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    not to many details yet, but most likely you will be signing a contract and it quite possibly may be unmetered
     
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    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    that's pretty cheap, if in fact it is unmetered
     
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    if it's unmetered, then I wouldn't trust it.

    100Mbps costs about $3000, so if they're selling it that cheap then it's going to be BAD service.
     
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    you realize that "dark fiber" means no connection right?

    and $65 a month sounds like 1U of space and maybe 100-150GB of bandwidth, there is no way in hell it's a unmetered 100Mbit port or even a 10Mbit for that price. I will bet that it's a set transfer/usage limit on a burstable 100Mbit port.
     
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    well... i gurantee you can trust it, we are working out the details right now. just from talking this morning it will most likely be a 10mb port with high bandwidth transfers. I am not saying that this is final price stuff just trying to get some feedback. And when all the details are ironed out I will tell you the company where the colo is located. its a respected company with a high up time.
     
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    If everything you said so far was true and there was some kinda of service agreement then I would be all over that.
     
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    ok so you would be looking for a service agreement, how about contracts? yay or nay?
     
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    I would prefer nay... or at least have an out-period.

    at that price, I would definitely do it if there was no contract. If there was a contract, I'd want to be able to get out of it for the first 3 months -- otherwise I'm not commiting for a year because it's too risky.
     
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    Wait....a couple of oc3s, 10 mb unmetered connections. That means about 30 servers could flood the whole thing, all the time, with no penality.

    Tragedy of the commons my friend.
     
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    listen i can't give exact details... do not worry about bandwidth!!!
     
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    Do you see what I am saying though? :)
     
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    oh definitely,

    sorry for being so vague. but before the details are set in stone i can't say much. just wanted to know what the community would think about that pricing.
     
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    this doesn't make any sense, even more so since you edited your post

    for that price and with the so called "high bandwidth" you will suck up a few OC-3's like its nothing. If you found someone willing to work a deal like this then more power to you but I wouldn't expect it to last long once the usage catches on.

    As usual if it's too good to be true, it probably is. If this is dirt cheap Cogent/Yipes bandwidth then you're just going to piss off a lot of people with the poor peering and ping times they have. If this is premium bandwidth then you or whoever is picking those prices are out of their minds and overselling like a mofo. Cheap crappy bandwidth is about $3k a month for a 100Mbit commit rate, premium quality bandwidth runs $4k+ for a 100Mbit commit rate. Sounds like you are about to get screwed with this “deal” you're getting.
     
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    :)

    i have a meeting at 9:30 this morning EST. I believe I will have all the details after this meeting. Here is some things to think about, its an established company that will be providing this, not me. We have premium bandwidth in the DC since we do government hosting. I am not sure what you don't understand about me being vague on this? I basically submitted this to get a feeler on what people would think of colo at that price... thats it.
     
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    alrighty well i am working on the site right now

    the company actually going to be starting this is www.expedient.com

    we are looking into the pricing structure right now, what do you think of these numbers?

    1u
    59.95 /month
    500 gb bandwidth
    10mb burstable port
     
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    Hmmm, on ev1.net you could get a dedicated machine for $99 a month with a 100mbit drop, and 1000GB a month. And they give you the box for free. :o
     
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    yes, I use ev1 because of the cheap prices -- however I'll be switching to servermatrix because prices are similar and the service is better.

    EV1 has the WORST customer service/support (I have survived there for several years only because I don't need their support). I am also disappointed with their hardware... I have been to their facility, and it is merely cheap desktop parts. They were choosen solely on cost. The only exception is the Compaq DL320's which are outdatted, but are still rock-solid server-class equipment.
     
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    haven't seen that one yet, but cool go with them if you are looking for a celeron server! i don't see why I should be embarassed because someone has different prices, i am basically looking to see who would be interested and comments on it? To me that colo space is cheap as hell and on a quality network.
     
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    hehe... i was thinking that the equipment was pretty shitty. If you are looking to change, tell me your needs and I will see what I can do!
     
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    PatRT Don't take life too seriously, its not permanant

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    Their whole Datacenter 2 location uses Dell PowerEdge servers...
     
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    I hope they have a good fire-suppression system :lol: (reference to dell servers catching fire).

    I kid, tho. I've been to both DC's, and they're top-notch. However, I notice prices have risen on new boxes to compensate for them having to spend more money... The company is definitely realizing they have to change to stay ahead.
     
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    I think they are more then qualified to handle anything that might happen to either datacenter, they are top notch.
     

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