A few years ago we used to host our own equipment in Cari.net's walk-in datacenter in San Diego, Calif. (at the time it was called SDColo). It's one big building -- you get keys to one part and their stuff is secured in another.
They had a good NOC setup. Projector with support issues filling up the front wall 24/7, etc. We had a 24/7 800# and they always answered it.
We got to know the late-shift staff really well. Their techs were always helpful, and a few times they went _well_ out of their way to save us the drive from Orange County (an hour or so north along the coast, between LA + San Diego).
Eventually we outgrew renting a full rack with all our own hardware, for as cheap as you can rent good Dual Xeon boxes w/ RAIDs these days. But we had a good experience.
While I can't vouch for their dedicated servers or leased pricing, it was all on the same network with the same staff. And I can definitely vouch for the company.
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