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Old 03-05-2005, 01:32 PM
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What are the best colocation providers in Canada in terms of service and price?

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Old 03-05-2005, 02:18 PM
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If you look around you can find quite a few good providers. Check out http://notinus.com/ - Its a list of providers that aren't located in the US.

Give PriorityColo's website a look at perhaps.

You hear good things about them up in Toronto.

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Old 03-06-2005, 11:07 AM
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BCHosting has a good network

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Old 03-06-2005, 06:57 PM
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They are good for the west coast I hear having multiple locations and a nice network.

The east coast I would suggest PriorityColo.

Depends on where your geographical needs are.

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Old 03-16-2005, 01:31 PM
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Is there nothing in Toronto that compares to iWeb.ca? They offer 1U colocation with 500 GB transfer for US$69/month, but just about anything I see recommended in Toronto is at least three times that cost. I would prefer to have my server here in the GTA rather than shipping it off to Montreal...

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Old 03-19-2005, 11:52 AM
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Is there nothing in Toronto that compares to iWeb.ca? They offer 1U colocation with 500 GB transfer for US$69/month, but just about anything I see recommended in Toronto is at least three times that cost. I would prefer to have my server here in the GTA rather than shipping it off to Montreal...
Simple answer to that is overselling, and I mean in the financial term (not in necessarilly in the network capacity term). If you search Iweb's website, they sell bandwidth in the 1-4mbps range for $215 USD/mbps, so 500GB would run you roughly $430/mo (when looking at realistic usage of ~250gb/1mbps of 95th percentile).

Iweb sells 500 gigs because they bank on very few people using it. But if you look at the difference in cost, thats around 625% overselling (relative to their posted 95th percentile pricing), or 520% (relative to their posted 95th percentile pricing, on their 1 year contracts).

I guess what I'm trying to say is, Iweb takes a risk by overselling to the given degree, in which nobody in Toronto is willing/wanting to do. Overselling is a double-edged blade, and its too easy to get cut. If you run a profitable business selling a fair service, why risk everything to sell something for less then it costs? I guess right now, nobody in TO wants to do that (or currently already does it, but not to the same degree).

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Old 03-19-2005, 12:23 PM
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Yes, I would recommend

peer1.net
151forntstreet.com
prioritycolo.com

All three have reliable network backbone and reputaion. Also you can search on WHT.

Good Luck of finding it.

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Old 03-19-2005, 12:29 PM
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Yes, I would recommend

peer1.net
151forntstreet.com
prioritycolo.com

All three have reliable network backbone and reputaion. Also you can search on WHT.

Good Luck of finding it.

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Just a FYI, 151frontstreet.com (gotta spell it right), doesen't have a Data Center, or a network. They're a carrier hotel, and provide unconditioned space (in large quantities only), and thats about it .

151 is simply a building, whose management is very similar to any other landlords (except they handle cooling towers, and more diverse power then others, but they dont provide UPS power, etc.).

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Old 03-19-2005, 12:39 PM
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Thanks for the infomation. I didn't know that, I am going to do more research on canada datacenters.

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Old 03-21-2005, 11:15 PM
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They are good for the west coast I hear having multiple locations and a nice network.

The east coast I would suggest PriorityColo.

Depends on where your geographical needs are.
prioritycolo.com is Central, not east coast...

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Old 03-21-2005, 11:21 PM
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prioritycolo.com is Central, not east coast...
Toronto is central? I know we Canadians dont have that much out west aside from BC, and a LOT of plains, but come on, if Toronto isn't east coast, then New York is central also .

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Old 03-22-2005, 02:20 PM
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Toronto is central? I know we Canadians dont have that much out west aside from BC, and a LOT of plains, but come on, if Toronto isn't east coast, then New York is central also .
Looking at http://gashydrate.nrcan.gc.ca/mallik...canada_map.jpg

Toronto is east, Manitoba is central.

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Old 03-22-2005, 09:45 PM
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Toronto is central? I know we Canadians dont have that much out west aside from BC, and a LOT of plains, but come on, if Toronto isn't east coast, then New York is central also .
Wow, I guess that makes us European

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Old 03-23-2005, 08:05 PM
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Myles - Does that mean if Toronto is now central you'll need to trade the bike for horse??

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Old 03-25-2005, 12:12 AM
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I guess what I'm trying to say is, Iweb takes a risk by overselling to the given degree, in which nobody in Toronto is willing/wanting to do. Overselling is a double-edged blade, and its too easy to get cut. If you run a profitable business selling a fair service, why risk everything to sell something for less then it costs? I guess right now, nobody in TO wants to do that (or currently already does it, but not to the same degree).
Yeah, I guess it's just that the Toronto market is being fairly reasonable about it. Of course, some customers of colo providers are still going a little nuts with overselling...like someone who has servers in your own data centre selling a 200 GB/month package for $8.95/month.

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