For a project of mine I am looking to get a cabinet or two in San Jose. I believe that right now I would prefer being in Market Post Tower, because of the lower per cabinet costs than in Equinix. Though does anyone know if Savvis and/or Level(3) are in the building?
The company would need to have on-site staff, as for this project we would not, most things would be handled over KVM-over-IP. I would rather pay lower pricing on cabinet space and have more exppensive higher end bandwidth, though we may be pulling in our own bandwidth, depending on the price and difficulty in doing so. Since we are at least looking to start with a smaller bandwidth commit though, we will likely be purchasing bandwidth from the colo provider.
I'm not too familiar with the West Coast as a whole, so any assistance in finding a place in the San Jose area would be good.
Do you need 24x7 on-site staff? If so, MPT themselves does not provide that, you will need to go with one of the hosting companies such as BCHosting. My L3 list shows that MPT is an extended demarc for L3, not an internal hand-off like Equinix or PAIX.
Other options in San Jose are
Switch and Data -- 534 Stockton -- expensive cabinets, lots of bandwidth providers They do not have 24x7 staff, onsite is from 7 am to 5 pm L3 and Savvis is on-net. PAIX peering is available via cross-connect.
KDWeb - the original AboveNet -- 50 W San Fernando -- catty corner to MPT. Cheaper racks, 40 amps of power standard. Again, they do not have 24x7 staff. Dont show L3 as being there. PAIX metro peering is available.
AboveNet on First St. L3 has pop on 2nd st, you would need to get a DF cross-connect to there.
Ya I think you are right. My comment was based on the fact their are varying tennents there based on what you need. Price Varies and support availablity does as well. (I don't think the 2 I mentioned have 24/7 staff there or atleast they didn't last I inquired but for what I was inquiring about it wasn't part of my requirements)
HE BW seems popular too by some of the smaller tennents but not knowing what Karl needs it for would depend on what is acceptable for that too.
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