I'm hoping someone can help with recommending a dedicated server provider in the Equinix data center that has cross-connect capabilities to NY4 (which I think would include NY2 & NY5). I've tried contacting FluidHosting based on the special they're advertising on this site, but after two weeks of repeated attempts to contact them, I've gotten nowhere. It's not inspiring a lot of confidence in what I should expect from their support, since all I'm trying to do at this point is give them money. Appreciate any help.
It looks like Interserver claims they can cross-connect to NY4 (see ny4vps.com/). Based on a quick search through the forums, they seem to get good reviews so I'll contact them. However, this raises a bigger question for me since their facility differs from Equinix. I was always under the impression that cross-connects were only possible within the same data center, is that not correct? If one can cross-connect from outside the data center, how much more expensive is it typically? Any ballparks on inter vs intra facility cross-connects would be appreciated. Thanks
Thank you to the last few posters. These are the (modest) minimum specs I need from a dedicated server:
CPU: 2.8ghz and 8 threads (4 cores w/hyperthreading)
Memory: 8 GB
HDD: 80GB SSD
Bandwidth: 10 TB
Operating System: Windows
My goal in all of this isn't to have absurdly low latency (a few milliseconds to NY4 is fine) but to avoid an unreliable and/or inconsistent internet connection. It sounds like the recommendation would be to get a dedicated server outside of Equinix and then crossconnect into NY4. What's a ballpark cost of that 'external' crossconnect? Will I need to establish another internal crossconnect once I'm inside NY4? My concern is that additional crossconnect costs will overcome my savings from setting up the server outside of Equinix. Any recommendations on an appropriate set up and cost estimates are both welcome and appreciated.
we are paying $350 a month for 10gbe cross connects
it's hard to beat that from other datacenters back to NY4/NY5.
So Equinix dings you that much just to connect from one cabinet in there to another (say you to your FX broker).
We priced out "cross connects" from Savvis Weehawken and 365 Halsey Street Zayo back to NY4 - probably $3,000 to $5,000 per month, and from 111 8th avenue Telx back to NY4 - that was $2,000 per month mid 2013.... So we do latency based stuff inside Equinix and non-latency stuff at regional datacenters.
You really don't have to be in NY4 and NY5 unless you need "microsecond" level granularity on your trading/arbitrage strategy or your broker/clearing firm happens to be in there and you just need at $350 a month option to cross connect to them (its the same $350 for fiber, whether your connect it at 1gbe or 10gbe)
Can you shoot me an email so we can take this offline per your request (mark at pclhs dot net). I want to see if we can talk specifics on the connections that you need. E.G. brokerages your looking to crossconnect into. If your direct connecting/peering with them it makes a difference on your crossconnect strategy as you main want to instead go with the exchange however, if your going over the internet to them the route there is your biggest concern and cross connects into NYx may not be your solution.
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Thanks Rich, definitely helpful. Just to clarify, I can be outside of the Equinix data center and pay $350/mo to cross connect into NY4...and that cross connect will hook me up directly to my market data provider and not just into the NY4 building? (meaning that I won't need an additional connection after paying $350 for the cross connect)