[Rack] possibility of tenants in the new rack

jim jim at well.com
Sun Mar 6 16:24:44 UTC 2011

    very useful info, thanks. 
    as to physical access, practically it's a matter 
of replacing hardware (not necessarily failing). 
impractically, i like machine rooms and data centers 
and am comfortable being there--i miss them. 

On Sun, 2011-03-06 at 00:08 -0800, Jonathan Lassoff wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 5, 2011 at 11:02 PM, jim <jim at well.com> wrote:
> > JS: it seems there's some significant drift among
> > some of us and our various extended circles toward
> > getting a rack somewhere that we can share. i'm
> > for it, in general.
> >    i really like the idea that it's at noisebridge
> > so i can just waddle from whatever i'm doing in the
> > space to the rack, if need be.
> >    it's not so bad if a shared rack is nearby, say
> > downstairs or a block away. not as good, but not so
> > bad.
> >    i could get prices from the likes of telx and
> > quest and other such in SF, but i'd rather work on
> > getting something more homebrew and very local.
> Personally, I'd recommend against TelX and 200 Paul in general. I've
> found the quality of their facilities sub-par and mostly as-expensive
> as other providers.
> They filed an S1 about a year ago, and they've been trying to keep
> their revenues on the up and up quarter by quarter. For example,
> they've started charging a recurring monthly rate for x-connects
> whereas they haven't before.
> Just generally shafty, in my experience.
> I'm curious to know more about why physical access is important for
> you. In this day and age of serial consoles, IPMI BMCs, and lights out
> boards, what is the need to access a physical server unless it's to
> replace failing hardware?
> In the city proper, I'd recommend checking out Monkeybrains, Cernio,
> GNI/365 Main, and ServePath/GoGrid.
> I'd contact these folks directly and start asking, but I'm not sure
> what level of interest there is. Personally, I'm interested in 1U, 1
> Amp, and ~1 Mbit/s of average sustained bandwidth.
> Cheers,
> jof

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