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Re: who offers cheap (personal) 1U colo?
There are other good reasons to colo a server rather than have it at home: 1) Colo facility easier to get generator and *real* UPS lifetime for at affordable rates. 2) Colo facility upstream networking not subject to the whims of increasingly incompetent broadband providers. 3) Colo facility can have redundant networking a lot cheaper than home users (and simpler... trying to get BGP fed up a DSL link of any budget, to have truly redundant networking at home, isn't possible that I know of, and is increasingly difficult with full budget T-1s unless you know someone). And last but not least: 4) Proper quality servers make more noise than I want in my office at home. I have been paying order of $200/month for reasonably high end home internet since the days when that was Netcom and a 14.4k dialup modem and a Class C, though I now get much more bandwidth. Due to service level declines I have been looking into redundant connectivity. But the options suck. Precisely as Paul points out, me taking my Sun V100 and sticking it in someone else's rack, were it $50/month, would be an *excellent* solution for me on all levels. I do not know that there are several racks full of people like me, even in the SF Bay area, but I would be willing to bet that the answer is yes. -george william herbert email@example.com