Has anyone looked into getting dark fiber verse going direct with a transport provider? How much does dark fiber cost compared to say a Gig-E transport line? What kind of equipment is needed on each end of the fiber, and how much does this equipment cost? At what point does a provider look for dark fiber verse getting transport for a Lit provider?
i recently got a dedi from Dark Water Networks and all i have had was problems with it. The first hour i was on it it decided to go offline after multiple access violations errors popped up. I send in a support ticket, they say its fine, but the box is still offline. I am running my own hosting company and its crucial that i have something working to be able to progress. I have had enough of their service and i ask for the box to be turned off and a refund on my money. They tell me they cannot issue me a refund. What a complete lie. Right on their main page of their site it clearly states: "Try our services for 30 days, and if you're not completely satisfied, we will refund you with no questions asked."
So where is my refund? They refuse to give it to me.... and my customers? Angry. Any more responses to my ticket? None whatso ever for the past 48 hours.
If this is how they run a business... neglecting their customers and blatently false advertising on their main page, then i truly do hope they no one else ever tries their services in the future because this is just ridiculous....
Ive just being doing some pings and tracerts on burst and it looks to me they have there new X0 fiber installed i still get around 20 hops and average 120ms ping any body found the new transit any quicker, im still deciding weather to go back to burst or not, the speeds are pretty much the same but it is too early to justify there stability
What do you think so far?
Tracing route to burst.net [126.96.36.199] over a maximum of 30 hops:
1 53 ms 98 ms 98 ms api.home [192.168.1.254] 2 38 ms 36 ms 35 ms 188.8.131.52 3 35 ms 35 ms 36 ms 184.108.40.206 4 36 ms 35 ms 35 ms 220.127.116.11 5 33 ms 36 ms 36 ms 18.104.22.168 6 139 ms 189 ms 191 ms 22.214.171.124 7 43 ms 34 ms 35 ms 126.96.36.199 8 35 ms 37 ms 36 ms core1-pos12-1.bletchley.ukcore.bt.net [194.72.31 .5] 9 40 ms 38 ms 44 ms core1-pos0-7-0-12.ealing.ukcore.bt.net [62.6.200 .109] 10 38 ms 37 ms 38 ms transit1-gig8-0-0.ealing.ukcore.bt.net [62.6.200 .110] 11 38 ms 37 ms 35 ms t2c1-p11-0.uk-eal.eu.bt.net [188.8.131.52] 12 37 ms 37 ms 37 ms t2c2-p3-2.uk-lon1.eu.bt.net [184.108.40.206] 13 39 ms 37 ms 37 ms t2a1-ge7-0-0.uk-lon1.eu.bt.net [220.127.116.11]
14 39 ms 37 ms 37 ms 18.104.22.168 15 37 ms 37 ms 37 ms p5-0-0d0.rar1.london-en.uk.xo.net [22.214.171.124]
16 110 ms 111 ms 111 ms p1-0-0d0.rar1.nyc-ny.us.xo.net [126.96.36.199] 17 118 ms 119 ms 117 ms 188.8.131.52.ptr.us.xo.net [184.108.40.206] 18 257 ms 209 ms 206 ms 220.127.116.11.ptr.us.xo.net [18.104.22.168] 19 128 ms 130 ms 127 ms 22.214.171.124.ptr.us.xo.net [126.96.36.199] 20 120 ms 121 ms 121 ms burst.net [188.8.131.52]
Pinging 184.108.40.206 with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 220.127.116.11: bytes=32 time=121ms TTL=48 Reply from 18.104.22.168: bytes=32 time=122ms TTL=48 Reply from 22.214.171.124: bytes=32 time=122ms TTL=48 Reply from 126.96.36.199: bytes=32 time=120ms TTL=48
Ping statistics for 188.8.131.52: Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss), Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds: Minimum = 120ms, Maximum = 122ms, Average = 121ms
Assuming that one was to get a local office in a town, how would someone find building or area that had a high availbility of fiber nearby, but was not a datacenter? Are their fiber maps for each big city? Does anyone have fiber maps for Houston, Texas? I would be interested in seeing these maps if possible.
We have a large amount of multimode fiber coiled up under our raised floor that needs to be removed. The end that remains intact is running to a SAN cabinet that is very densely populated and our vendor has suggested cutting the fiber to make it easier to remove without disturbing the remaining active fiber.
Does anyone have any experience cutting fiber in a data center environment ?
Are glass fragments or any other debris a concern ?
Me and my friend are looking to place a few servers for a soho (3 servers or so). We need advise as the incoming connectivity will be fiber so we need to know what do we need to receive that fiber, we opted to go for the catalyst 2950 for the switch but if there's a good fiber switch,
I put this in the co-location section since I am co-locating a server that I host a few Websites on. The server is located in the Pacfic Northwest at a hosting company out there. As you may know, this is a "more remote" area of the United States.
Today, the company lost all Internet access when a Fiber optic cable went down. Not only was my stufff down but the entire hosting company was down. In 10 years of doing Internet development, I have never seen this happen to any hosting company I have worked with no matter how good or bad they were. On top of that, it happened one time last year as well.
According to my co-location provider, the problem happened a long way up stream. SO far that the lines cannot be backed up. Is this true? Could a fiber optic cable fail at some point where it cannot be switched over to another line?
I don't know if I should I believe that or not. It would seem to me that it is a matter of money and they may not have a back-up system in place if the pipe goes down. Is it possible? Who's fault is it?
I just came across this listing for Corning Optical Fiber LEAF(R) on eBay [url]. I've never used optic fiber cables before and want to experiment with them for indoor and inter-floor(friend below) use. The listing says that the coating is CPC6, which is some kind of acrylic coating over the fiber.
My question is: Can the above cable be used without further sleeving or some other protection/covering over it? I read somewhere that the cable must be reinforced and covered with PVC jacket or something,