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who offers cheap (personal) 1U colo?
- From: Janet Sullivan
- Date: Wed Mar 17 13:10:12 2004
Exactly! While route servers are great, sometimes I need the flexablity
of an outside shell account to do troubleshooting. I know a few other
people at work who also keep outside shell accounts somewhere for this
I have been aching for this now for about six years. In every
professional setting I've ever been in, a need for this kind of thing
arises and my advice to my employer/client is always the same: pay the
$x per month for a colo server for your network/system engineers to use
as an outpost for emergencies, external analysis, and monitoring.
I'm of two minds on this. Obviously, if a group of us go to provider X
and say we want Z amount of rack space, we can probably get a good deal.
On the other hand, I'm also interested in a community of like minded
folks with servers located in diverse environments who would trade
access with one another. If we're all in one rack in one datacenter,
there is more of a chance we'll all go down together. If we have a
diverse footprint, that is much less likely to happen.
It seems like approaching one of the larger colo providers and
coordinating some sort of "NANOG Discount" might be one quick route.
How would this vetting process work? I'm willing to give other nanog
folks shell accounts on my machine in return for same, but I really
don't want to hand out accounts to packet kiddies.
The discount could be restricted to those who are appropriately vetted.
This program would be of value to the colo provider because of the
potential for discount recipients to direct business their way.
I'm also interested. I do currently have a dedicated FreeBSD server in
Australia for personal use. Those of us who are running our own
personal mail & DNS servers could get together to back each other up.
Suffice it to say, I'm interested, both to address current work-day
issues and for personal use.