[olug-colo] Colo - Virtual requirements

Luke-Jr luke at dashjr.org
Mon Jun 21 15:57:42 UTC 2010

On Monday 21 June 2010 10:07:41 am Anthony Johnson wrote:
> My name is Anthony Johnson, and I am a Solutions Consultant with CoSentry. 
>  We have several datacenter facilities in Omaha, as well as Kansas City and
>  Sioux Falls, and we are looking for a way to accommodate folks with a 1-4
>  U requirement (as well as virtual/cloud services), along with the need for
>  internet bandwidth.  I'd be interested in getting some input from some of
>  you so that we can design a service that fit's the largest possible
>  audience.  Please let me know what an "optimum" service would look like to
>  you.

I specialise in services with geographical diversity. Currently, I have two 
servers in the US, and VPS in Europe and Australia.

My main server is a Core2Quad Q6600 with 8 GB RAM that I pay $65/mo for.
My other US server is a 3 GHz Pentium 4 with 1 GB RAM which costs $30/mo.
Both VPS run me under $10/mo.
All these have 100 mbit ports, on shared (as opposed to dedicated) bandwidth.

The main reason I rent dedicated servers rather than buying one and colocating 
it is that the colo costs often turn out higher even ignoring the up-front 
expense of buying a server to colocate. Therefore, an optimum service to me 
would need to be reasonably low for mere colocation (maybe $10-$15/mo at 
most), or a competitive price which includes a dedicated server rental.

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