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Number of people using Colo vs Dedicated

View Poll Results: Colo vs Dedicated
I co-locate more than 5 servers 15 44.12%
I co-locate less than 5 servers 9 26.47%
I have more than 5 dedicated servers 7 20.59%
I have less than 5 dedicated servers 12 35.29%
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Old 04-13-2007, 03:03 PM
x86brandon x86brandon is offline
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Number of people using Colo vs Dedicated

There have been a number of discussions recently about co-locate vs dedicated.

Got me thinking, how many of you co-locate? How many of you are using dedicated servers?

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Old 04-13-2007, 03:52 PM
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Dedicated, 1 server. COLO lacks support.

Old 04-13-2007, 04:04 PM
RayWomack RayWomack is offline
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People that generally colocate have over 5 boxes. You have to be either a volume customer or a custom high-end build type client to make sense to do it.

But, colocation is a good way to start your own business.

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Old 04-13-2007, 04:11 PM
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I have 5 dedicated boxes and 2 colo boxes (all in the same rack).
Its a nice little mix for me and works out really well.

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Old 04-13-2007, 04:12 PM
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It depends how costly the box is.

For our higher end boxes, it was cheaper by a long shot to simply just buy the boxes and the colocate them (cost was down by over 50%), so we did that.

For $50 boxes that we use for IRC and the likes we see no reason, so we just rent them.


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Old 04-13-2007, 04:19 PM
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We do something similar. When we know up front that a guy is going to be a 2,000, 3,000 or 4,000 GB customer we send them lease them over to our completion so it will be a GUARANTEED LOSS for them and a PROFITABLE ACCOUNT for us.

Old 04-13-2007, 05:10 PM
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I started with 1 colocated server and a couple of dedicated servers. Now we have a couple dozen server all colocated and we're phazing out the dedicated stuff. Dedicated makes sense to test the market to see if you can make a profit with the business. Once ya start making money though and have staff, colocation offers better visibility into overall network management and its cheaper to run high end equipment via colocation. In dedicated scenario you pay ~400 / mo for a high end box and in 10mo. you could've built it with that same pricing.

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Old 04-13-2007, 05:46 PM
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I have one colo server and I am not really sure how many servers I got honestly there is just too many

Old 04-13-2007, 06:17 PM
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I always buy dedicated mainly due to the fact I dont live near a datacentre, but with dedicated I have found you are subject to the datacentre using bad low quality hardware.

Old 04-13-2007, 07:33 PM
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Colo all the way!

I many of the businesses on WHT would not be possible without colo as a cost effective solution for hosting large amounts of hardware.

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