Howdy Howdy folks! I've been scrolling around all day and have found plenty of great providers, but not one that suits my needs yet.
I'm in northern VA and have been using MFN and Above.net for colo for years now, but am a bit worried to put more gear in their center so am searching for alternatives. My company has a single server we want to colocate in a center in NO. VA.
I had my hopes up with fastservers.net, untill I noticed they were west coast . Shipping our gear is out of the question so I need to find a center here.
On the same note..are there any Colos actually in DC or Alexandria? I found a few in Alexandria but they want insane amounts of cash for single t3 lines or multiple t1s...like $200+ a month and a $300 or higher setup fee. What are these people smoking?
In anycase I was wondering about Colo in DC or Alex so that I could just ride the subway to the Colo rather then drive...anyone?
Originally posted by Necessity Very curious myself. I'm willing to look past the page, but it's very hard to convince the folks who cut the checks. I need a bit more info if possible.
Defender uses (as far as I know) two NOCs. One is Aleron (http://aleron.net) in Reston. The other is Equinix, in Ashburn, VA. They just moved most if not all their servers from the Servint building to Equinix, but are still using the same primary bw provider--BtN, which usually shows up as cais.net on traceroutes.
You will find good reviews of Defenderhosting here on WHT. I myself am planning on setting up a server with them (colo in the Aleron facility) within the next few weeks.
Send a PM to TomK, or look for him on AIM, as recommended by ToastyX.
As for our web page, it will be up by the end of the week, finally, that's been a thorn in my side for months now.
Anyhow, we do operate out of 2 datacenters here in Northern VA. One is in Herndon, VA and the other is in Ashburn, called Equinix, bar none the best neutral datacenter in the USofA. We have space with BTN, and ride their backbone across the country on their redundant OC3/12 connections, and across the pond to Europe and Asia.
The other center rides the Aleron OC48 nation-wide network.
Both of these networks are connected with just about anyone who is anyone, peering wise. Last count it was 50 to 60 public and private peers.
Traceroutes to 22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199 if you'd like.
PM me for download links if you'd like, and or pricing, I don't want to put prices in this thread, as I'm not sure already if I was allowed to talk about us as a response to your inquiry here. (strict rules on WHT).
I can be reached via any method listed in my sig below.
We are a small company, but only focus on high bandwidth, colo/dedicated customers, by the U or by the rack. I am a fanatic when it comes to service and support, since that is really what is left that differentiates hosting companies these days.
Thanks for reading my rambling here, I look forward to talking with you soon.