Colocation Space

From: David White 
I know this has been brought up a few times recently, and I even answered
one of those recent threads!

But besides Jim Peace (who I do recommend), EPB, and Kite Pilot (to whom I
have an email out), is there anyone else who provides Colo services in

I'm leaning towards not getting the servers I expressed interest in last
week (offered for sale through Chugalug), but I thought I'd reach out 1
more time to find out what colo services are out there, and how much those
services cost..


David White
Founder & CEO

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=============================================================== From: Aaron welch ------------------------------------------------------ I have several HP DL385 G5s in the office that would make some pretty awesome servers. Dual QC 2.66Ghz 16GB RAM 73GB 10K SAS RAID1 Dual PSUs -AW

=============================================================== From: Lynn Dixon ------------------------------------------------------ David, Funny you resurrected this. I talked with Jim Peace at around lunch time about colocation on my 4U. He gave me a rough quote and asked for my details. He's supposed to put me in touch with his engineer to discuss power (this thing a has 4 1200w PSUs) . I also emailed Kitepilot today to see if he still had space and was willing to take me on. So I am looking for Colo as well.

=============================================================== From: Stephen Kraus ------------------------------------------------------ I just picked up a Dell Blade system that might need a colo...

=============================================================== From: Lynn Dixon ------------------------------------------------------ Heck maybe we need to all go in together and get a half or full rack at epb oor with peace. He he.

=============================================================== From: David White ------------------------------------------------------ That'd come out to just a hair under $40 per U, assuming we found 20 people / 20 Us, if the quote someone (can't remember who) got was correct. I doubt that includes 'net and power (maybe it does - not sure). I'd be interested, but only if we found enough servers to fill it.

=============================================================== From: Aaron welch ------------------------------------------------------ I would be interested in hosting a few servers at EPB as well. I want to put our OpenStack cluster in a colo that is not in our office. -AW

=============================================================== From: Ed King ------------------------------------------------------ I will neither confirm nor deny my knowledge of a certain colo, no matter h= ow much you torture me.=0A=0A=0A

=============================================================== From: Stephen Kraus ------------------------------------------------------ Burn Ed's cars, he'll talk.

=============================================================== From: Rod ------------------------------------------------------ talk or the Nova gets it! On Mon, 03 Mar 2014 22:53:02 -0500, Stephen Kraus wrote:

=============================================================== From: Nick Smith ------------------------------------------------------ Starting price for a full rack at the EPB colo was $900 and goes up from there depending on what kind of power you want connected to the rack. Last i heard they were also out of rack space.

=============================================================== From: Lynn Dixon ------------------------------------------------------ Thats about $20-$25 per U of space, depending on how its configured. Not counting power and network, I would be getting a better deal with Jim Peace I think.

=============================================================== From: Matt Keys ------------------------------------------------------ +1 .. compare with Parker Fiber colo in Rome, GA. Last quote I got (around Dec 2011) was $250/mo for 1U and 2MB/s without any transfer caps. $100 additional/mo for 1 MB increments above 2MB/s. If you get to 10MB/s the increment price drops down to $85/mo.

=============================================================== From: David White ------------------------------------------------------ Yup, I agree. Also, I've decided: I'm not ready to buy hardware, at least for business operations, right now.

=============================================================== From: Lynn Dixon ------------------------------------------------------ Colo is cheap in Miami and Kansas city though. If you don't mind having to hire remote hands (which I have never had to do, thanks to HP iLO and IBM RSA) then its a good solution, and you get really good internet connectivity.