[nycbug-talk] Colocation providers in the NYC area

Charles Sprickman spork at bway.net
Fri Oct 17 00:10:09 EDT 2008

One thing that might make a difference (besides your budget) is how much 
space you need.

If you just need a few servers, that is one tough nut to crack on a modest 
budget.  If you need a full rack, the market is much larger (and more 
affordable on a per rack-unit basis).

I asked the same thing some time ago, and like you I ended up with most of 
my options being in Texas.  Even that was not the best deal for just two 
servers, so I ended up hitting up another business/friend that has a rack 
at NAC.net that was not totally full.  That worked out well, since it's 
going to be a barter situation. :)  I also like the idea of not being 
smack dab in the middle of the city should there be any future calamaties 


On Thu, 16 Oct 2008, Matt Juszczak wrote:

> 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.
> Thanks!
> -Matt
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