Hurricane Electric Is The Only Global Backbone With Hosting

May 25, 2009

I need to host a service that has to have best possible speed anywhere in the world.

I am unable to find anything comparable to Hurricane Electric.

They own 15+ transit nodes in America, 4 in europe, 1 in asia
And they provide dedicated hosting.

I am looking for the alternatives because HE's service is very rudimentary, they just provide servers and you're on your own.

Especially, there's no KVM-over-ip, to reinstall or upgrade you have to pay them $200 every time.

But the connection rates, network uptime are best you ever get.

So there's not possible to get both: level 1 connection and great dedicated hosting service?

There are either backbone providers or service providers.

Is Hurricane Electric the only one who does both?

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Here's what I asked a sales rep:

Quote:

It would be a slam-dunk to go with HE if the limit was 2.5 AMPS- so I have to ask one more time: is is 2.5 or 2 AMPS that I am limited to? Reason I ask is that in a 4/6 email you said:
> >>
> >>> Hello,
> >>>
> >>> Thanks checking it out. I think Dell can only spec it out configured
> >>> fully loaded. 600Watts So it looks like your server will not be fully
> >>> loaded. Like you said, you can get, check it your self or just go with
> >>> our $200 7u special, rack and read the kill-a-watt meter we provide. If
> >>> its around 2.5A, it should be no problem, if its higher, we can
> >>> immediately upgrade you to the full 15A cabinet and 1Mbps for $600.
> >>
But everything else you have said and I have read says 2 AMPS."

And here's the response:

Quote:

> > Keep in mind its not the start up power usage its the operating power
> > which is much less than start up. If you are at 2.5 Amps you will not be
> > asked to upgrade. 3 Amps yes but not 2.5..
> >
> > Let me know if you would like go forward with the services. My quote is
> > good for 30 days even if the marketing dept decided to eliminate the
> > special pricing.

To which I replied:

Quote:

Thanks,

Then Iím ready to sign-up, if we can amend the contract to state the
following (changes in bold):

ď7U customers are provided with one metered outlet with a limit of 2 amps.
If customer exceeds 2.5 amps, customer will be allocated a full cabinet,
asked to move their equipment to the cabinet, and the full cabinet rate of
$600/month will be added to the monthly bill for the remainder of the term."

Let me know if thatís acceptable and Iíll amend the copy I have, sign it and fax it back to you.

To which I receive the response:

Quote:

> Hello,
>
> Unfortunately I cannot amend the terms. I can only assure you by email
> that 2.5 Amps should not be an issue. As an example, we had one customer
> with 2.8 Amps and didn't ask him to upgrade until he hit 3.4 Amps.
>
> I would say to consider getting started with the one server now and when
> you add your second one, we can look at the power usage then. We will
> work with you and are reasonably flexible.
>
> I look forward to your reply.

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