I am writing because we need an advice from real professionals, who are on this board
We need to put 2 servers to DC, with plans to expand to maybe 5 or 6 servers within 1 year. We are still deciding whether to take tower servers or go for rack servers, and our decision will depend on your advices too.
We are in San Diego, so we are looking to San Diego DC's., but also we are considering Phoenix or Las Vegas. Reason for that is that San Diego is earthquake/tsunami/wildfires danger zone.
1. Would you advice to take 1/3 cabinet vs shared space?
2. Are there good DC's in Vegas and Phoenix you would recommend?
3. What are the reasonable prices for 1/3 cabinet?
4. What else we should be looking for?
I have been providing colocation out of 120 E Van Buren in Phoenix AZ for 6 years plus and I would have to say that it offers you the best options in Phoenix. It is the major carrier neutral DC in phoenix and has been for years.
Building is owned by Digital Realty Trust and Telx handles all the fiber xconnects in the building.
Still shopping for colo, got really nice quotes from NAP and others.
Asked for a 1/3 cabinet from castleaccess.com, and here is what I got:
Aero Drive – Third Cabinet 36-Month Term – Black Room ProductQuantityPriceTotal Third Cabinet- $350.00 Includes 14 RUs of cabinet space Redundant power & network connectivity Includes Automatic Transfer Switch (ATS)
Go to phoenix -- it is better than vegas. Only nice thing about Vegas is you can mix business with pleasure. but if you arent going to visit the datacenter much, then go with phoenix, there are more choices there and better pricing. But i would go only with a major provider. If they arent a publically traded company i would skip them. The big firms are much more accountable