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Re: Independent rating service of colocation facilities

  • From: Dean Anderson
  • Date: Thu Jan 06 09:10:00 2000

Class A office space usually is a vague real estate term for "nicer" space.
 I've never found a suitable definition. One's class is apparently
self-branded ;-) It seems it usually means that that walls aren't broken,
the doors aren't scuffed, and the carpet is replaced before it smells too
bad. ;-)

I can't think of how "Class A" office space would be a benefit to
colocation, though one of my sites is located in a landlord-described
"Class A" building.

I would count it as marketing filler.

		--Dean

Around 12:59 PM 1/4/2000 -0800, rumor has it that Sean Donelan said:
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>Is there an independent rating service of colocation and hosting
>facilities.  For example, when a hosting company claims they have
>"Class A" space (whatever that means), does anyone actually check?
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>Or if there isn't, would people be interested in such a service
>similar to what Underwriters Laboratories or Factory Mutual does
>for alarm monitoring central offices; but for Internet colocation
>and hosting facilities?
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