Originally Posted by JordanJ
The problem with a 5amp circuit (other than not being much power) is that 99/100 times a provider is going to give you that shared with other users. Having other customers on the same circuit is a bad BAD idea.
It will probably be hard to find a facility that can provide a locked 1/4 rack as well. That 99/100 rule would probably apply again, as most facilities would just sell you 9-10U in a shared cabinet.
Being in California, Phoenix makes sense if you want the equipment relatively close, but can you explain Austin? I can certainly see the benefit of having your DR cabinet further away from you and if you have any traffic to the East coast, your latency would be much better in Texas, but with most of the traffic testing we see, all of Austin comes through Dallas on it's way to the rest of the country.
On top of that Dallas is a much more developed market as far as Colocation space goes. The main DC's I am aware of in Austin are Telco's and we all know what they like to charge and they don't normally have 24/7 Remote Hands.
Unless you have a specific reason for Austin, I'd recommend Dallas or even Chicago.
If you still prefer that market, I can recommend the Alpheus facility in Austin . Tim at email@example.com
will help you out.