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Re: Broken Internet?

  • From: Jim Mercer
  • Date: Fri Mar 16 00:25:37 2001

On Thu, Mar 15, 2001 at 05:09:14PM -0600, Stephen Sprunk wrote:
> > >Currently the only ones that can do that are those that;
> > >1. Are large enough to justify a /20 (begging the question of how
> > >they got that large).
> > >2. Can afford their own datacenter.
> >
> > No.  Co-lo your website and "intranet".  Get two T1's that same
> > provider via two different entry points/carriers to your office (if
> > possible) and you should be about as rock solid you could expect
> > for $2-3000/month or there abouts.
> Trust all of your server availability and corporate connectivity to a
> single ISP?  The only point of failure you've (hopefully) eliminated is
> the local loop.  And, if you depend on back-end servers to feed your
> coloed web servers (likely), that local loop is still essential.  And
> now you're paying for rack space and it's a pain to do maintenance.
> Wonderful.

IPO a new network carrier and do leveraged buyouts of a couple backbones,
then your small business can have the same facilities as any mega-corp.

geez, decent network infrastucture costs a decent chunk of money and requires
a decent amount of requisite know-how.

if you don't have all of these, then you gotta do the best with what you can

a friend of mine used to spout "Cheap, Fast, Good, pick two".

[ Jim Mercer ]
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