European equivalent of Equinix?
Stephen J. Wilcox
steve at telecomplete.co.uk
Tue May 20 14:34:29 UTC 2003
On Tue, 20 May 2003, Fearghas McKay wrote:
> At 15:18 +0200 20/5/03, Frank Louwers wrote:
> >On Tue, May 20, 2003 at 02:09:13PM +0100, Stephen J. Wilcox wrote:
> >> Theres a lot of neutral centres but watch out, many are not that well fibred
> >> out.. make sure you have the carriers there that you need. Also keep an
> >>eye out
> >> for someone who's stable .. a few have gone bankrupt and others may
> >>still follow
> >> and unlike in the US when a company goes bankrupt theres no safety net
> >>ch11, its
> >> just switch off and asset sale.
> >Depends on the country. Here in Belgium, there exists a
> ><lang="nl">gerechtelijk akkoord</lang="nl">, which is about the same as
> >ch11, but the conditions are more strict. A year long "gerechtelijk
> >akkoord" would be impossible, and you need to have a restructuring plan
> >BEFORE you ask such a thing.
> Likewise in the UK - there is administrative receivership, the company is
> handed over to the accountants who attempt to sell/resucitate the business.
Hmm eg KPNQ just turned off when the receivers walked in... and you could not
remove your property until they gave it the all clear some weeks later...
> However an indication of where you want to be in Europe would help people
> advise you.
> If peering is important http://www.euro-ix.net/isp/choosing/ has a peering
> matrix showing which ASs appear at which of the 28 member exchange points.
> There are also maps and lists of IXPs to help you choose a location.
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