Getting DSL at your datacenter for OOB
davidu at everydns.net
Wed Nov 7 22:18:14 UTC 2007
chuck goolsbee wrote:
> I thought it would be cool to start up a little co-op in our
> copper cross-connects between various providers STRICTLY for OOB network
> access. No sales involved, no revenue, strictly butt-saving OOB access.
> I was actually getting traction until one ... for lack of a better term
> "party pooper"... put the kibosh on the whole thing and ripped all the
> wiring out before we had finished.
> Several of us thought it was a fine idea. I imagine it *could* work in
> certain buildings/environments with more enlightened facilities and
> technical people around.
I've mentioned it to EQNX and PAIX numerous times that it would be a
value-add at the right price point. They don't seem interested.
Most replies offlist seem to recommend just dealing with the hell that
is the incumbent carrier ... or buying 1mbps-committed transit from
someone willing to do it. The problem with that is the $300+ MRC that
places like EQNX and PAIX will charge for the ethernet XC.
Some other replies offered the you-scratch-my-back-I-scratch-yours
solution of throwing an XC to each other in facilities like the Westin
or the MMR at 111 8th where XC fees aren't MRCs.
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