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Re: Choosing a Service/Hosting Provider

  • From: Wayne Bouchard
  • Date: Fri Feb 23 12:16:26 2001

On Fri, Feb 23, 2001 at 11:29:14AM -0500, Eric Gauthier wrote:
> 
> Hello,
> 
> I'm pretty sure that this question has been picked to death on
> this list, but I couldn't find a good thread in the nanog archives.
> If there is one in there, can someone drop me a pointer off-list?
> 
> Anyways, here is my question:  What should people look for when choosing
> a service or hosting provider?
> 
> Thanks.
> 
> Eric
> 

Perhaps we could make this an extension of the datacenter BOF of the
Atlanta meeting..

*ducks*

But seriously, generally, it depends on what your objective
is. Different companies want either dirt cheap pricing and maybe not
so great connectivity or great connectivity and maybe not so great
pricing. What you have to do is detail what you want out of your
provider, remove the things that you will never find in the real world
(key point there) and THEN people can give you recommendations on who
can match those requirements. (Don't believe sales or marketing wrt to
service promises.. only experience. Sales etc only provide a guide
line.)

-Wayne






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