[olug-colo] I'm signing a contract in less than 60 days

Charles Bird cbird.omaha at gmail.com
Sun Jan 31 23:46:36 EST 2010

ya, the larger 4U ATX cases that are cheap, and dont use much power is where
it gets complicated to calculate costs to colo.
My rough estimates are between 42-45 per U, in general.

On Sun, Jan 31, 2010 at 10:12 PM, Dan Clough <dan at miniarpa.net> wrote:

> Wow.
> I'd love to pitch in $50 and throw a server at you to colo, but I don't
> have any rackmount servers at the moment and most 1U servers are still a
> little on the expensive side.  2U and up would get cost-prohibitive for my
> situation.  I'll keep looking around though, if I can find something no more
> than 1.75 inches high I'll definitely pitch in.
> (LapkoSoft in Lincoln had $30-40 IBM Dual P3 1U rackmounts a week or two
> ago but for some reason their website isn't showing any servers... those
> would have been awesome to colo, AND I could have picked up a load of them
> on my way to Omaha!)
> On Jan 31, 2010, at 9:45 PM, Charles Bird wrote:
> > Hello all,
> >
> > I quit my job at PowerDNN in November and have been having adventures and
> what not.
> > I dont know what all has been going on here since I've been gone, but I'd
> like to extend an offer to all olug/olug-colo members to get space,
> bandwidth and power at cost.
> >
> > I'll be signing on a contract to get my first cabinet at STC and IP
> transit from PinPoint.
> > My first cabinet will be up within 60 days, I'm delaying the signing so
> that I can get equipment together, file my LLC, get my ARIN IP allocation,
> and get a nice cash buffer :)
> > If there are alot of interested people that want in before then, then I
> can make it happen in a matter of days, however, I will only have a limited
> amount of IPV4 IPs from Pin Point, and it may take a lil bit to get my
> allocation from ARIN.
> >
> > Network starting off is 100Mb full duplex port, throttled to 20Mb/20Mb.
> Its a mix of Cox, Qwest, ATT and Level3.
> > In the next couple months after I start, it will be a full 100Mb. After
> that, then another 100Mb circuit will be added...thats the plan at least.
> > Anyone wanting their own dedicated pipe can get one, thats fine with me.
> I'm here to grow and let others grow too.
> >
> > My main goal right now is to get my first cabinet filled as quickly as
> possible so I can break even.
> > There doesn't appear to be much catering to the tower cases, but I
> anticipate that in the next cabinet or two, that it would work out well with
> rack shelves and smaller form factor enclosures, like mid, mini, itx and
> some creative baffling for heat removal.
> >
> > Let me know if this sounds good to you all or not, I figured it would be
> of a lower cost to all, and speaking of cost, this should be below 50.00 per
> U for everything. :)
> >
> > You have no idea how many lunches they bought me just to cave into my
> demands!
> >
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Charles
> >
> >
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