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    Arrow Best Colocation Providers In Canada?

    What are the best colocation providers in Canada in terms of service and price?

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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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    BCHosting has a good network

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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.
    Last edited by xachen; 03-06-2005 at 07:06 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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    Originally posted by Rehan
    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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    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.

    Thanks
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    Originally posted by webhostingchat
    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.

    Thanks
    David.K
    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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    Thanks for the infomation. I didn't know that, I am going to do more research on canada datacenters.

    Thank You
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    Originally posted by xachen
    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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    Originally posted by jmweb
    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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    Originally posted by porcupine
    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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    Originally posted by porcupine
    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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    Myles - Does that mean if Toronto is now central you'll need to trade the bike for horse??

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    Originally posted by porcupine
    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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