We need to colocate a couple servers. We are running 3 PowerEdge R210 Servers, 1 Synology RS411 and 2 Dell Powerconnect 2816 switches
We are a small VoIP company with little bandwidth requirements. Roughly 2-3Mbit commit. We would like to go with a company that can help us down the road when we need more bandwidth. Also low latency and 0 downtime is a huge concern.
So far I have narrowed it down to 3 companys. I'd also like to note i've contacted the companies and didn't really get any pricing incentive either way.
100 Meg Connection with 5mbit commitment
6AMP / 6 plugs (1A each seems very low)
5 IP's $435 / monthly
Still curious as to where their data center is.. I have been told it's not in Hamilton anymore.
Out of those three, i'd recommend Carat. Carat is still in Hamilton, they are downtown now versus up on the mountain previously. They have been much improved since moving things over to their new network.
High quality setup, worth every penny. If uptime and latency is your main concern (where seconds matter for voip), I wouldnt hesitate to spend a little extra. Virtually all providers outside 151, are truly simply backhauling to 151. Once your bandwidth commits grow, your prices will drop.
Priority Colo is where its at. The speed within canada is obviously great, the service is there when you need it, Myles and his crew will bend over backwards to help you, I can't say enough good things about them, they've been very flexible to help my company as it grows!