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Re: Cross-country shipping of large network/computer gear?
- From: chuck goolsbee
- Date: Wed Aug 27 16:29:34 2003
We recently (beginning of July) acquired a small hosting company
(about 100 servers) based in New Jersey. This was a very
short-notice, literally overnight move of many servers, and
customers, from New Jersey to the west coast.
We used Airborne Express <http://www.airborne.com> to overnight ship
the "minimal downtime" machines... with the exception of their mail
server, which we brought as luggage on our return flight.
All the stuff arrived the next day, on-time, and about 99% intact, as
one server on the overnight stuff was DOA.
We picked Airborne specifically for their price... they were the
lowest bid we received for an overnight, Saturday-delivery shipper.
They performed as advertised.
The 'non-critical" equipment (racks, cabinets, spare servers, etc.)
were shipped ground, and unlike the overnight, it was beat to hell.
Chuck Goolsbee V.P. Technical Operations
digital.forest Phone: +1-877-720-0483, x2001
where Internet solutions grow Int'l: +1-425-483-0483
19515 North Creek Parkway Fax: +1-425-482-6871
Suite 208 http://www.forest.net
Bothell, WA 98011 email: email@example.com