[nycbug-talk] Colocation providers in the NYC area

Dan Langille dan at langille.org
Fri Oct 17 15:48:43 EDT 2008

On Oct 16, 2008, at 10:56 PM, Pete Wright wrote:

> On Oct 16, 2008, at 7:29 PM, 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.
> NYI (www.nyi.net) is the first thing that comes to mind.  i *know*
> there are alot of other facilities in the area - but this is the only
> shop i have direct experience with.  i'm sure others will chime in
> too :)

FYI: I've been using NYI for a number of years.  freebsddiary.org
and freshports.org both ran on that box.  Always been a good
reliable box.

disclosure: they donate the bandwidth box to me.

Dan Langille

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