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    Houston Colocation Pricing?

    What kind of pricing are you seeing in the Houston market for a full 42u rack, 20A, and bandwidth?

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    Goto Dallas, Houston colo market is horrible.

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    Houston is considered a growing data center market with demand outpacing supply. Whether you're looking for high performance or disaster recovery, there are many options available. You have easy access to high performance bandwidth and many data centers are out of hurricane alley.

    "What kind of pricing are you seeing in the Houston market for a full 42u rack, 20A, and bandwidth?"....it really depends on your criteria in a data center. Do you need Tier IV-type 100% uptime or basic redundancy controls to support a smaller budget?

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    We are just now catching up with the demand. Houston hasn't been hit as hard as other markets during this recession.

    I am just looking to see if prices have gone up in the area due to the demand. We don't have colocation facilities on every other corner like in Dallas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gtait View Post
    What makes it such a bad city for Colo? I would have thought it was a good city for that based on market size, proximity to other major markets, etc?
    It it because there is no clearly defined "hub" for internet traffic in Houston. There is really no one address that you can find all the carriers at, they are just spread throughout the city.

    Also, hurricanes are a huge threat in Houston.

    I would suggest Dallas as well ..
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    Quote Originally Posted by CGotzmann View Post
    Hurricanes hit Dallas pretty hard as well...
    Dallas gets hit by tornadoes and apparently trucks as well.

    http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=649000

    I'm not really trying to start a Houston vs. Dallas discussion. My concern is what is going on with the Houston market.

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    Our colo prices have stayed the same. Only influences on increased costs for a customer would be if power prices rise or a customer's consumption increased.

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    Houston is just a really subpar colo market, there are no decent providers of decent scale there. Lots of folks with closets running a datacenter, or facilities that only cater to the large enterprises that are willing to pay like crazy for something you can get 1/4 the price in Dallas for.

    Being a company based in Houston, we have tried all providers around here and just cannot find anyone that is good. We would love to expand big time in Houston if we were able to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PrivateLayer View Post
    It it because there is no clearly defined "hub" for internet traffic in Houston. There is really no one address that you can find all the carriers at, they are just spread throughout the city.
    Pretty much all the carriers present in Houston (14+ of them in total) are at 1301 Fannin.

    It's basically Houston's equivalent to 1950 Stemmons (the Infomart).
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    That's true, but the space is super expensive in that location. And most of the carriers simply backhaul the bandwidth to Dallas anyway, so why bother
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    I believe Cogent, Level3, Abovenet, XO and possible a few others don't have to backhaul to Dallas anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CGotzmann View Post
    I believe Cogent, Level3, Abovenet, XO and possible a few others don't have to backhaul to Dallas anymore.
    NTT and nLayer are also on that list.

    I have actually seen several routes that go Houston->Dallas, switch carriers, and go back from Dallas->Houston and go on their way to the east/west coast.

    Quote Originally Posted by PrivateLayer View Post
    That's true, but the space is super expensive in that location.
    It's a carrier hotel - of course it's expensive.

    That's why you get a cross connect to that building from another building over metro fiber if you want a good network and cheap space - just as you would in any city.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ramnet View Post
    NTT and nLayer are also on that list.

    I have actually seen several routes that go Houston->Dallas, switch carriers, and go back from Dallas->Houston and go on their way to the east/west coast.

    I see this a lot with the local residential providers (Comcast, AT&T, Verizon).

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