Colocation with Veracity

Mike Lovell toelovell at gmail.com
Fri Sep 14 19:10:05 MDT 2007


Roberto Mello wrote:
> We're looking into co-location facilities around the state. One of our
> big-pluses-if-we-can-get-it is either a point-to-point or some
> connection to UTOPIA that is better than going through the public
> internet. This is because we need to transfer about 1 GiB/day of files
> to one of our partners whose servers are on UTOPIA. Sometimes (like
> towards the end of the month) we need to transfer a lot more than
> that.
>
> The options that we have been able to find so far are:
>
> - Qwest's QMOE product, which is a point-to-point. It costs $1600/mo
> for a 5 Mbit pipe.
> - An UTOPIA TLS (Transparent LAN Service), a point-to-point within UTOPIA.
>
> Veracity says that if we co-locate with them in the iProvo NOC, they
> can get us a very fat point-to-point to our partner on UTOPIA for a
> very attractive price. The iProvo NOC is nice, but no biometric
> access, and there's not much security around the building, and it's
> pretty clear that they just started colocating there.
>
> I know several people who have had problems with Vearacity with their
> residential service -- which they say has now been broken off into its
> own company Nuvont, so it's all in the past, etc. etc.
>
> Since our colocated servers' internet access would be through
> Veracity, does anyone have such commercial (not residential please)
> experience with them? Has anyone here colocated with them before (I'm
> guessing not)? How's the company? Is their networking staff
> knowledgeable?
>
> Suggestions, comments are highly welcome.
>
> Thanks,
>
> -Roberto
>
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I don't know if it has actually happened yet btu when I took a tour of 
the Fibernet Data Center back in February, they said that they were 
getting a connection to the utopia network. You would obviously need to 
check with them on details. Just a thought.

Mike Lovell



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