the network is awsome. 0 downtime for the past 6-8 months (and thats monitored every 5 minutes). Emil is a helpful guy, we hardly contact him though. but I'd definitly recommend Atrivo...one of the best if you ask me....
I have been with atrivo about 4 yrs now their network is top notch. I just recently upgraded to a nice dual xeon with them. I had some issues with the FreeBSD not getting along with the hardware and had to reinstall freebsd twice. Emil was very helpful with the situation and got me all back and setup.
Ya I have spoken to Emil about that several times and he says he is planning to reopen sales soon but as it stands he is making quite a few orders off word of mouth anyway and is not in too big of a hurry.
Yea, in cases like Atrivo he is almost better off not selling to the general public. He has an awsome network going and gets great reviews from word of mouth. In my opinion these are the types of sales that a dedi provider really likes, referances from others as they tend to be less hastle and risk then someone ordering a server one month and cancelling the next. In Atrivos case most of the clients I know from there are long term and have no plans on moving anywhere in the near future.
I talked to emil about setting up 5 servers. 3 rh/ 2 windows. On the 7th of dec. He claimed he could have them setup and running by the next day. I desided to use intercage based on this thread and the overnight setup promised by him. I paid him upfront $500, the next day came. He messaged me to tell me he would have them setup later that day. I heard nothing from him that afternoon/evening. The next morning (the 9th) i got a message asking for user infomation for the systems. So i replied. At the end of the 9th. He finally messaged me and said that it would be another 48 hours till the servers could be setup.
Mean while my clients are ringing me constantly complaining about how i promised the servers would be up on the 8th and it was now the 9th. He then got sick of me messaging him asking him for a deadline. So he refunded my $500.
Of course this may not seem to bad. But it was 6pm on a friday. Now paypal tells me the money will be held for 3 - 4 business days. So not only will i not be able to setup the servers till monday (everything is shut). I can't afford to pay until the following thursday.
So whats this mean? Because of emils blunders. I now have lost 3 of my 8 clients. They paid me around $800 for hosting a month.