Quality servers required in USA and Europe -- Planning ahead
Here is the deal. I'm planning ahead for a hosting service that we are launching later this year, the service will be basically Reseller and VPS hosting, and once we are established, Dedicated Servers.
Im looking around at different providers and DC's to find the best quality service. We wanted to start with either low end Opteron servers, or high end P4's (2gig ram). Then as we build a customer base, purchase more beefy servers and upgrade the existing not so beefy ones.
For a US provider, we are looking at someone like LayeredTech, SoftLayer or ThePlanet. However I'm still looking at other providers.
For our European servers I was looking towards LeaseWeb, however recently I've seen a lot of negative feedback with regards to both support and outages. Are there any other good providers in or around the Netherlands?
We did also look into UK based servers, and being UK based we would probably go with a Colo service in the new BlueSquare DC as its only around 30miles from where we are based. The only problem with this is the expenses are much higher in the UK, so for now we have decided that we would stick to USA and Europe to start with.
Basically I'm looking for suggestions, criticism, you name it...I just want peoples opinion on who we should choose, why etc.
Please don't take this thread as "I cant be bothered to research so I'll get others to do it for me". I simply want your views.
Thanks for your time
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