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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. Go figure.

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Chuck Goolsbee V.P. Technical Operations
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