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    New datacenter in chicago

    We are in the process of setting up a new datacenter in the chicago downtown area. I was just looking for feedback on some things that people would like to see in it that some center do not have.

    The datacenter will be hosting colo's and dedicated servers, as well as renting full cabanets.

    This is my first wht post so i would also like to say hello to everyone.

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    Cheap prices, high quality, great support :-)
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    non 95 billing

    What would you prefer?
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    Originally posted by robinbalen
    non 95 billing

    What would you prefer?
    flat capped

    95 kills me

    i burst to 30-50 sometimes more then 3 times a week
    im lucky i dont get billed at 95 i would be paying out my A**

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    So you'd rather pay for 50mbps flat rate rather than paying for (say) 15mbps on 95%tile and be able to burst upto 50?

    Why not use 95%tile on a capped port to limit your charges?
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    easy access, where in the city are you going to be located?

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    In a downtown chicago building.

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    cool, look forward to you telling us which building.

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    Come on now music, it's not like there are that many buildings in downtown Chicago :-)
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    LOL is this thread even for real?
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    There are so many DC in the chicago area, of which, many of them sell for dirt cheap... are you sure you want to build out all the stuff?

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    Why would it not be for real? Is there alot of people on this board that lie about putting up a DC

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    If your looking for anyone in the chicago area.. please let me know.. I can help you setup your network.. run cables and build machines.. I can do basicly anything you might need..

    I'm able to be on call most of the day..

    not looking for pay really.. Just want the Experience


    Let me know. Thanks

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    I think if you want people to take you more seriously, and see this as a legitimate operation, you really should provide some more information on exactly what you’re doing.

    “A building in Chicago” sounds like bs. Giving people an address, a location would be more feasible, and if you’re setting up a DC, that shouldn’t be a problem.

    In addition, you should explain what you’ve already setup, and the type of network you’re going to have.

    Let people know what your current plans on, and then they will elaborate on what you’re missing.
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    What type of cisco certification do you have? We have that area coered but extra help wont hurt. We are at the 50% completion mark but maybe there may be log term position.

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    Originally posted by chicago1st
    What type of cisco certification do you have? We have that area coered but extra help wont hurt. We are at the 50% completion mark but maybe there may be log term position.

    Well right now I'm taking my CCNA @ School. I know most of it but if you show me what you need done or tell me what needs to be done i'll check it out


    Perhaps you can tell me what building it is downtown?

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    Perhaps you can tell me what building it is downtown?

    The question was already asked.

    For some reason they want to keep it hush-hush

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    lol seth ; as for the DC great support is always a plus.

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    Originally posted by Mfjp
    Will you sell at 200 per rack or what pricing are u going to sell at?

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    So far sounds like a load of BS... He won't tell us what building it's in, until we know, I doubt anyone will consider this a legitimate venture.

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    hmmm, well I live in good ol' Chicago, and you could easly find DC's for sale, if not downtown chicago, Joilet or Romoeville.

    Anyways, are you actual building a DC, if so could you give us some of the Bandwidth providers, so we can actual comment.
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    Oi!

    Chicago1st where are you?
    Im interested in this thread...

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    LoL, he's made no comment in 2 days...

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    Just buy a suite or bigass cage in someone else's data center. That's the way to do it. To build your own costs tons of $, hundreds of thousands of $ to do it right and that's a small one.. Anyone who's selling cabinets at 200$ a piece is not somewhere i'd want to be. maybe 600$ is about the standard if you buy from a respectable place. Contact places like equinix, level3, time warner, etc and u will see how much stuff costs. Building your own is almost a waste of $ nowadays. Go to an equinix and buy 2000 sq ft of space and save yourself the headaches.

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    heheh, sooo many datacenters in chicago. keep it cheap, get lots of bandwidth from multiple providers, and get your own ips.

    or just get some space in eqnx, or from me. ;p fastroot.com.
    - joey

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    Joey,

    What made you choose fastroot? I really liked the CEO, but decided to go with someone else.
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    Cheap prices , some monitoring software to see load on equipment such as important routers etc .

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