Currently located in Charlotte,NC where bandwith prices are off the charts and ips are in short supply lol..I am looking to do some small to medium scale colocation to start and would like to get some offers or recommendations within says a 5hr driving range tops as I would liek to be able to travel to the site in case of emergencies.
Minimum 1Mbps (324GB) per U, 10MB ports are OK 100MB is better. I would like to get decent burst on the line. I would prefer a much higher mbps along the lines of 500GB-1TB/month transfer, but as I am on a very limited budget I would rather start out with lower costs and ramp up as needbe.
Premium bandwidth isnt a abslute requirement at this time, but I would like a center with availability, and would prefer non-Cogent bandwidth
KVM/ip on demand would be great, but I am pretty through when it comes to managing my servers remotely and can live with per incident pricing at around $50/incident/hour outside of initial setup.
Decent set of ips base 8usable per U, pref 12-18usable per U.
I am looking for something sub $100/u (I can get 1U 1Mbps at ~200GB locally for %59/month) for the first couple of boxes until there is a steady revenue stream, at which point I woul want to expand to a half/full rack setup.
My main goal is to find a reliable and reputable provider with flexible pricing and space. I'm the type of person who likes to move in phases rather than jumping in the deep end, so I need a provider that can work with me on the low-end with value bandwidth and solution, but still be able to provide premium services on demand.
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Contact GNAX...they are the biggest colo provider in Atlanta...there are no problems with that center.
Quickpacket has some nice pricing too, you could check them out.
So your budget is 59%/month? lol Anyways, if your looking for $59/month for 1U 1mbps, there aren't very many companies that can manage that...especially if your looking for premium bandwidth. Internap would be the best bandwidth in Atlanta, but for that your looking atleast $150 1U 1mbps....
What service are you running that requires the premium bandwidth? Game servers? If not, Cogent in a blend should be fine for you.
Yes thats $59, and that's a local price quote but its not priced at full transfer of 324gb. That is not my target, but I can get that from a small reseller downtown. Cogent is "OK" to start but I don't want a provider that ONLY offers cogent bandwidth. I would rather have less bandwidth at a higher quality down the road, that hefty portions of low qual bandwidth. From what I hear, stuff like cogent isn't nearly as bad as it used to be. But I would rather have access to higher quality bandwidth with low latencies if/when the need arises without having to have servers in 10 different datacenters.