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    FDC and InterNAP bandwidth?

    Hey guys,
    I see that FDC is offering $12 per Mbit/sec for InterNAP bandwidth. I'm really interest on this offer. Are there anyone colocating severs at FDC and using their InterNAP bandwidth? if so, could you please give me some reviews and your experience?
    How is their support and InterNAP bandwidth?

    Thanks,
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    I'd be interested to hear from some of their customers who are using it. $12 per Mbit is a steal.
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    Also would like reviews on this. Thinking about picking up a crossconnect to them in Equinix.

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    That's like $10 less than normal, right?
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    I contacted their Sales. They offer: free reboot, free OS re-install, free initial setup (network, switch, etc). cPanel and Windows Std only $25/mo. Yet, $12/Mbit is burstable bandwidth! WOW !
    Just wait to hear some reviews, or I will test them out myself!
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    If it is too good to be true...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sirrenny View Post
    If it is too good to be true...
    you shouldn't say anything if you haven't tried it. We have many satisfied clients on our internap segment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChronoFDC View Post
    We have many satisfied clients on our internap segment.
    Hopefully, these satisfied clients put some words here.
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    I must say, I have been with FDC in the past, although not colocated, but it's the same network. The network is outstandingly fast and the support is just awesome.

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    Am I reading their last offer right? That you can basically colocate a 1u box for $30~ and pay $12 for each MB of internap used?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobinWrit View Post
    Am I reading their last offer right? That you can basically colocate a 1u box for $30~ and pay $12 for each MB of internap used?
    Yes, you're reading it wrong. (Unless it's changed.) They outline how it works here: http://fdcservers.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=3593

    Basically, it's their "normal" colo deal, except:
    1000GB/month = same as 100Mbit shared pricing listed bellow + $0.15/1GB overage
    5Mbit unmetered = same as 100Mbit shared pricing listed bellow + $30/month
    10Mbit unmetered = same as 100Mbit shared pricing listed bellow + $50/month
    (per their site)

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    Quote Originally Posted by fog View Post
    Yes, you're reading it wrong. (Unless it's changed.) They outline how it works here: http://fdcservers.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=3593

    Basically, it's their "normal" colo deal, except:


    (per their site)
    Incorrect. That's a standard bandwidth plan with a 100Mbit port and 1000GB Monthly. What everyone is talking about in this thread is a colocation deal set forth on this fourm for a 1U Colocation server for $39 (power and space) and then $12 per Mbit for dedicated bandwidth.

    Also addons such as a control panel and windows server 2003 also cost additional fees.
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    So one must decide how much BW they will use ahead of time? Or can I order say 1MB now, and increase as use increases?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChronoFDC View Post
    Incorrect. That's a standard bandwidth plan with a 100Mbit port and 1000GB Monthly. What everyone is talking about in this thread is a colocation deal set forth on this fourm for a 1U Colocation server for $39 (power and space) and then $12 per Mbit for dedicated bandwidth (no burst).

    Also addons such as a control panel and windows server 2003 also cost additional fees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobinWrit View Post
    So one must decide how much BW they will use ahead of time? Or can I order say 1MB now, and increase as use increases?
    we do require certain amount of Mbps to be purchased with smaller commit accounts. Customers who buy 100Mbps+ are allowed to burst and are billed at %95
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    hm, not quite sure I understand. So otherwise, you will cap the bandwidth?
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    There's a minimum commit then? Or simply a minimum commit before burst is permitted?

    Quote Originally Posted by bummer6666 View Post
    we do require certain amount of Mbps to be purchased with smaller commit accounts. Customers who buy 100Mbps+ are allowed to burst and are billed at %95

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    basically if you buy anything less than 100Mbps you have to tell us upfront how much you need and your connection will be capped to what you purchased. If you buy over 100Mbps the connection is uncapped (burstable)

    There is no minimum commit, you can buy our dedicated Internap bandwidth in 1Mbps increments.

    Bottom line - Dedicated Internap bandwidth - month to month term - 1Mbps minimum commit - $12/Mbps - Unbeatable deal if you ask me :-)
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    Definitely sounds unbeatable. So there would be no problem buying 2 MB, then upping it to 3 next month?

    Quote Originally Posted by bummer6666 View Post
    basically if you buy anything less than 100Mbps you have to tell us upfront how much you need and your connection will be capped to what you purchased. If you buy over 100Mbps the connection is uncapped (burstable)

    There is no minimum commit, you can buy our dedicated Internap bandwidth in 1Mbps increments.

    Bottom line - Dedicated Internap bandwidth - month to month term - 1Mbps minimum commit - $12/Mbps - Unbeatable deal if you ask me :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobinWrit View Post
    Definitely sounds unbeatable. So there would be no problem buying 2 MB, then upping it to 3 next month?
    there sure isn`t
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    FDC is great to work with, I am currently on their Internap segment and have been since the 1st day it was offered . They don't have too much space available at the moment is the only downside, but I have been nothing but satisfied with the performance of our network.

    For support, I haven't ever had a reboot take longer than 20 minutes and that was when support was delayed during an outage. Usually it is within 10-15.

    You can't expect managed support, but they do a great job with unmanaged and free OS rebuilds you can't beat it ;-).


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    well i haven't tried their internap, i have a colo at fdc on gig unmeter plan 100mbps average regular mix of bandwidth, it;s worth every $ i pay. more over i have no problems as the server is colocated in chicago although iam from CA, the support took care of me well in every hardware aspect.

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    To FDC staff: most people like myself are cautious to go near this deal because it is in fact a good one. But to the public FDC is known for their shared bandwidth of 100mbits and 1000mbits this we know very well and what we can get out of it. But this new line of dedicated bandwidth (assuming you recently started it) because I haven't seen it is new to me so I have to wait like everyone else and see how true is the bandwidth.

    Sometimes I jump on a deal and try it out for myself and is not how I though of it to be or heard from the owners itself. If you have a separate AUP/TOS for your dedicated bandwidth (XO,AT&T,Internap) and can have some sort of SLA on it I am sure you can find even more clients to the ones you already have. This is just my opinion not telling you how to run your business but you got to take it from my POV as well how I can feel suspicious of this unbeatable deal.

    Anyway I'll keep looking out what people have to say because I cannot believe just your word since I am not a client of yours or have ever been but when its on paper that says this is what your getting with us then I am definitively looking harder to see what I will get with you etc (this is for other companies/organizations I deal with on a daily basis).

    Good day mate.
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    FDC was never about contracts, SLAs, uptime guarantees etc. There are plenty of companies out there that offer those things and people who require them should go there.
    Our strategy always was to keep things flexible, affordable and very competitive.
    Since all of our services are month to month we are very motivated to provide best performance possible otherwise we loose customers.
    New customers who are not familiar with our services & network always have the opportunity to request a trial run for few days before they buy anything.
    Our datacenter is currently at %99 capacity and every time we add more server space it gets sold out within a year. That for us is an indicator things are going in the right direction.

    So bottom line is , if it ain`t broken, why fix it

    I do appreciate the suggestion though :-)
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    I'd just like to say that we have been very pleased with FDC and their team. Give them a try.
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