North American Network Operators Group|
Date Prev | Date Next | Date Index | Thread Index | Author Index | Historical
RE: Colo & b/w in Australia
Hi Anshuman, Hopefully i can help you a bit here - I've been involved in the data centre industry here since 1998, when I helped set up the first true IDC (Globalcenter Australia) in Australia. 1. Transit back to the US can be pricey, depending on the quality of bandwidth and the carrier. I'm more than happy to give you some feedback on my good and bad experiences with the carriers here. 2. Peering isn't the same here as it is in the USA, but there are still some ways of making it happen. Again, I can give you details on peering exchanges and the relevant benefits, etc. 3. There are a LOT of co-lo facilities down here now, and they're all trying to out-sell each other by arguing over stupid things, like who has more diesel generators. I've got a LOT to say on this one. Give me a call on +61-416-132-452 at some stage and i can talk to you and answer all your questions. Do you have local tech/eng staff down here or will it be managed entirely from the US ? regards, -marc. -----Original Message----- From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Anshuman Kanwar Sent: Tuesday, August 31, 2004 2:59 AM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Colo & b/w in Australia My company will be setting up presence in a colo in Australia, hopefully Sydney. Business is content heavy-ish. Looking for advice on : 1. Transit back to the US ( low [1-5Mbps] initial commit ). 2. Biggest players in the local DSL/Cable/Broadband market and peering with them. 3. Choice and quality of Colo facilities. I have quotes from vendors, am looking for any personal experience / horror stories. Thanks !