If you are thinking about going with Worldcom, be prepared to spend some bucks!
Worldcom does provide colocation, and managed colocation.
Worldcom is not going out of business any time soon. The government just won't allow it. Think about how critical Worldcom is to everyone's day to day life. Most of the Government's network runs on its backbone, 1/3 of the internet traffic travels its network. Most of the largest businesses in the world use Worldcom's network.
I had a server colocated in Worldcom's Virginia NOC. It was a great expirence and I wish I still had a server there. Tech Support was fast an efficent and speeds were absolutely amazing. The only problem is the price, Worldcom is not cheap.
Also, to the person that said you should not buy from chapter 11 companies. I guess that means no one should buy services from:
Williams (they just got out)
I see alot of top bandwidth players in there. For those of you who didn't know the worldcom backone hosts 40 percent of internet traffic and 70 percent of email traffic.
Originally posted by rusko good choice! why use a company that might exist a couple months down the road? pfft, everyone sign up with the bankrupt ones!
Are you kidding?
Filing Chapter 11 has ensured that they will be around.They are going to come out of this virtually debt free.
Not to mention the fact that 70% of the US Government relies on their backbone.
Or that the NASDAQ uses them exclusively.
WorldCom is who I get my bandwidth from, and its who provides the datacenters that we have cages in.
I have nothing but praise for the level of service, and the quality of the connection.
If you would like to know details about hosting with them, I will gladly put you in touch with my Account Rep to discuss what you need Viktor.
Hope this helps even a little.
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We use UUNet as well as part of our BGP4 routed providers in The Planet's data center (yep it's a WorldCom company, I think that's why it was brought up), and I fifth that. Pings are extremely low, and so far that route has had 100% uptime.
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The percentages quoted earlier (UUnet/Worldcom carrying 40% or the Internet's traffic and 70% of email) is incredibly OVER inflated.
WCOM execs have been tossing out this figure based on a study done several YEARS ago. A more modern and accurate measure shows that traffic is now mostly spread out evenly among the "Big 7" providers (UUnet, Sprint, Cable&Wireless, Qwest, Level(3), Genuity, AT&T).
UUnet's network outages that occured approx. two weeks ago had very little impact on the Internet as a whole. If WCOM/UUnet were to disappear tomorrow (highly unlikely), the Internet would be largely unaffected and the planet will keep on spinning!
UUnet is still a good network but it isn't the shining example that it once was. Service and performance have declined ever since it was absorbed into the WorldCom collective. The massive lay-offs at WCOM probably won't do much to improve QoS.
If you want UUnet wait till after the bankruptcy. After they dump that massive debt you'll see a huge price decrease.
Btw, another Bankrupt player to watch is Global Crossing. They are emerging from bankruptcy soon and already selling dirt cheap.
Originally posted by dk2
For those of you who didn't know the worldcom backone hosts 40 percent of internet traffic and 70 percent of email traffic.
That's because Worldcom doesn't boot their spammers. A lot of that email is spam.
If you're going to go with them, specify that you want your assigned IP's in advance so you can check to see if they're in any spam blocking lists. They just put the College Board (the people who do the SAT's, etc.) in blocked space that they *knew* was blocked, and which has been blocked for a long time due to a nearby spammer. You might also want to specify that getting your IP's listed in a blocklist through no fault of your own is grounds for termination of contract. They host so many spammers (and refuse to boot them) that a lot of their IP space is poisoned. As spammers are getting pushed off of other networks, they are going to UUNet, because they know they won't get booted.