Sorry for the new thread but didnt want to hijack prev Bay area threads and it seems other posters looking for LA colo are looking for the cheapest.
I have tried Host Quote here on wht as well as hostvoice but somehow, I only attracted colo vendors from everywhere BUT SoCal. Google has been my best resource but am still spending too much time looking for SoCal locations. HE seems a good option and but I would have to contract the floor space from Equinix and then when I need some services - that's going to be a third vendor? Where do I go first for help? Don't like that model.
I was hoping to get my space (7u), bandwidth (<5mb for now - just a big vbulletin site), and some services (occasional mysql and some network config as add hw & switch) all in one place.
LA Colo, HE, American, and Net-Sentry are all that I have found so far. Any help finding additional options or suggestions along the way?
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Steven @ Insider Hosting are also another option for Mzima.net BW in the One Wilshire building, or check with Jeff @ Black Lotus for a blend of L3 and Global Crossing (He used to operate the LA location for Net-Sentry so you may have already spoken to him), and there's a few other larger colo resellers but I don't have their names/info handy (just make sure to verify their network and who they buy bandwidth from, a few use cogent exclusive - which isn't "bad" but not the best for all applications, especially if you don't need bulk bw for heavy traffic).
If you're considering just leasing out your own half or full rack it is quite possible to go direct with a facility for your own, but then you need to handle your own networking, and get a line from a provider like Mzima.net run to your cab (one time charge, plus small monthly for the line, then add your quoted monthly for the BW). However for a 5Mbit commit you're probably better off staying with a competitive reseller for the space/bw and management if you need it.
I've looking for more space and bandwidth as well within the downtown LA area (already in One Wilshire) so if I can think of anything else I'll let you know.
You should get a few replies from the local LA resellers too, they're fairly active on the forums.
Just glancing at your requirements you can probably find some service in the area for around $500-600/mo (7u only +5mbit, half rack would probably run another $200-300 at the various DC's or resellers).
It definitely troubles us to hear that a client of ours is having problems with our service and we would like to do what we can to address any issues they might be having or at the very least learn what troubles them.
Unfortunately (or fortunately depending on how you look at it ), we have not received any complaints from any of our clients so we don't know exactly who you are referring to.
If you would be so kind as to let us know who the customer is in a PM we would greatly appreciate it. We are pretty proud of our near 0% attrition rate and we definitely don't want to have any unsatisfied clients, and we definitely do not want clients to walk out the door for reasons we are not aware of. We appreciate your help in advance.
Thanks again. Take care.
Last edited by nrsoftware; 04-25-2005 at 10:29 PM.
NRSoftware. The customer in question decided to go with a couple of racks directly with another CoLo facility. The client did not specify exactly what the issues with NRSoftware were. This is just a perfect example of how you can hear anything about any company in this biz. What's the saying.... 'Differernt Strokes For Different Folks"
Other than the "budget" hosts in the area, I really haven't met or worked with anyone I wouldn't recommend at this point in SoCal. It's really just a matter of finding the best company for your needs with your current business strategy or if you have a few servers to colo the best price/uptime/support.
You do have to account for some attrition of customers as their needs change if your services are no longer geared to meet them.