So I'm looking to colo another server.
I've contacted 2 colo places (names will remain anonymous).
1 colo place has a cage within a datacenter. They can provide me with:
1U space with 1mbps (~300GB) for around $185/mo.
The other place is a datacenter, granted the prices will be higher, but they can offer me
1 U + 128kbps (~41GB) for $134
1U + 256kbps (~80GB) for $234
Maybe it's me, but I tried explaining to the Datacenter that they are only giving me 41GB of transfer per month while the other place can give me more transfer for less.
The datacenter tells me it's the say.. that 128kbps is 300Gigbites
which is what the first place can offer me. I tell them that no, it's not 300GigaBites, but 300Gigabytes
that they can offer me.
They reply with:
Every one of our engineers think this is bogus; perhaps
you may have access to 1Mbps at 3 in the morning.
Well I don't know how to respond to that.. obviously if I purchase 1mbps it would be at all times of the day.. not 3AM.
They also respond saying that their biggest client averages 512kbps a month, which is roughly 165.888GB. Well I plan on hitting above that and currently their 512kbps is set to $399 or something.
My question, is the first deal a better deal? 1mbps for $185/mo ? Or are they the same? Let's not analyze the datacenter or company in question, let's say they were able to provide the 1mbps.