[nycbug-talk] Colocation providers in the NYC area

Matt Juszczak matt at atopia.net
Thu Oct 16 22:29:40 EDT 2008

I'm researching co-location providers in the New York City area.  Most 
dedicated hosting providers are in Texas (or at least outside of this 
area), so I'd like to limit this to co-location.  There are two types of 
providers I'm researching:

1) Strictly co-location -- we drop the hardware off, we manage it, the 
company just simply provides the power, data center, bandwidth, etc.  24/7 
access would be a must.

2) I'm not sure if this exists, and if it would even be cost-effective, 
but I informed my boss that I would at least try.  Somewhat of "Managed 
Co-Location" - all of #1, but on top of that, management of the servers as 
well.  I informed him that most co-location companies don't have NOCs that 
will manage things at a software level (a service usually limited to 
managed hosting companies like Rackspace, The Planet, etc. that also 
provide the servers). I also feel would probably be better to just hire 
contractors and/or full timers to run the co-located equipment.  BUT -- if 
"managed co-location" does indeed exist in the NYC, and it's cost 
effective, I'd love to hear about it.



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