ISTOP (co-location) reliability? (was [oclug] Rogers sucks)
linux at burnsmacdonald.com
Sun Mar 10 17:41:13 EST 2002
> That's pretty sad service!
> I am in need of co-location service for some web sites, and was
> ISTOP's super sweet $40/month deal. However if they can't attain a (low!)
> 99% uptime then I suppose I will have to look elsewhere. Since they
> didn't blame the local loop end (i.e. Bell), ISTOP must have been where
> the problem occurred, and therefore presumably their co-location service
> be just as bad.
Yeah, actually, it is low. However, I'm not sure what that's for...
residential, commecial, etc?
The industry standard is for between 4 x 9's (99.99%) and 5 x 9's (99.999%)
for business datalines. However that is for T1's which go for about 30-50
times what iStop charges per month. To achieve those levels they would need
diesel UPS, fully redundant systems, etc ...in short, a datacentre. They'd
also have to pay their supplier, Bell Nexxia, a lot more for guaranteed
sevice rates. If they did all that, they'd have to charge us $1500/month to
make money. It's still much better than Rogers, according to my blood
pressure levels. <g>
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