Here's the deal, I have an office about a half mile away from the HE.Net datacenter in Fremont. I have racks and servers there and a crappy little SBC DSL connection to the net that dies about three times a week - usually only when I really need it.
I also have a cabinet at HE where another stack of servers sits. I recently inquired into roof access for running a point-to-point wireless solution between the buildings, but the monthly costs are pretty high.
I'm wondering if there is anyone else on these forums in the vicinity of the HE datacenter who'd like to share the expense evenly. I'll cover the setup ($500 minimum) and the monthly is $250 + bandwidth. I also have a bunch of equipment. If I had two or three people to share the cost with it would be feasible. As it is I can't justify the expesne since the DSL is only $99 per month.
If anyone is interested, please PM me. I'm dying to get a better solution than this DSL :/
I can look into dropping a DS3 or T1 loop from XO Fremont to you. Currently, PacBell is on location and ONNET with DS3 gears in XO Fremont, for T1 and such, it should just be a cross connect within our facility.
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That's an idea, but I suspect it would still be cost prohibitive.
Any idea what it would cost for roof access at XO? I'm only two miles from there and still have room in my rack for the equipment.
You could be a wirelss ISP in the area!
Why not inquire about roof rights at HE? You could then do exactally what you're asking. I would check out http://www.ydi.com for any hardware you would need. If you don't know how to set it up, they can put you in touch with a local consultant or sign you up for a how-to seminar in your area. I have nothing but good things to say about their sales techs, although I have never actually made a purchase.
X-Connect is an option some data centers and mostly telco providers offer. Its basically a line from your cage, rack and bandwidth that is droped to your home in a DSL or T form, depending on the bandwidth allocation of your cage, racks at the provider.
This enables your home to share the data center bandwidth, that you pay for. Also creates a local network if the IP transit died.
Originally posted by Crucial
Thats stange, Level3 reffers to it as X-Connect.
X-Connect sounds like a Level(3) product name, and not an abbreviation for cross-connect. That seems to be where the confusion came from. A cross-connect is definately within a telco / datacenter facility, and does not involve a circuit outside of the building to your home or office. However, I do not disbelieve that Level(3) offers a product called X-Connect which sounds like a cheap local loop from your co-located gear to your home or office.
Originally posted by Crucial
Must be the way my sales agent describes local-loop or whatnot. So the industry standard for what I'm describing is Cross-Connect.
No, you've still got it backwards. A cross-connect is within a single facility only. It most definately is not a complete circuit from your cage at (3) to your home or office. What I am saying is, if your Level(3) sales rep called this an X-Connect, then perhaps that is the name of a discounted local loop product they offer to co-location customers.
That would almost guarantee at least on screw-up per day on the implementation side.
Sales: I just sold a X-connect service to customer A
Tech: To and from what cabinets?
Tech: What am I cross connecting?
Anyway, to answer Jays question, the equipment I have can do at least a full 10Mbps with line of site. We have a mix of parts that we can place depending on the location and what we can put together. For those familiar with the area, there's also a wireless provider up on Mission Peak. I look at that damn antenna every day and wish that it wasn't so expensive
X-Connect is probably their product name. At NAC, we call this service RLEC (pronounced relic) It stands for Really Long Ethernet Cord. Its basically a T1, or DSL line that terminates in your cab. Thus placing all your devices on the same subnet.