Recommendations for Hong Kong datacenter, and a sanity check for my geopolitical conclusions ?

Benjamin Billon bbillon-ml at splio.fr
Fri Jul 24 15:46:24 CDT 2009


The process is good, I did the same excepted I also potentially needed 
good Mainland China connectivity (what are the obvious reasons?), 
otherway I think would have take the Singapore option. Getting things 
done there is not a problem either.

I choose the Mega iAdvantage datacenters in HK.


Benjamin

George Sanders a écrit :
> I will be expanding a small network infrastructure service (read: DNS and mail ... a few 1u and 2u servers) to Hong Kong next year.
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> We don't have any particular customer base in Hong Kong - rather, we have customers all over southeast asia and would like to serve them better, as well as attract more SE Asia customers.
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> I chose Hong Kong for the following reasons:
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> - South Korea is alternately happy with / upset with Japan, and I don't want to deal with that
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> - Japan is is alternately happy with / upset with South Korea, and I don't want to deal with that
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> - Mainland China is out of the question, for obvious reasons
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> - The smaller (Thailand, Vietnamese, Phillipines, etc.) countries all have their own particular issues (recent coup in Thailand, etc.)
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> So the choice came down to Hong Kong or Singapore, and I chose Hong Kong because it seems easier to "just get things done" there.  I realize that in the long term there is a greater risk of social paradigm shift in Hong Kong because of mainland China, but in the short run it seems that Hong Kong is more "functional" than Singapore.
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> Any comments on the above thought process ?
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> The obvious follow-up is, which datacenter ?
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> I need a full service center that will give me rackspace and let me just plug ethernet into their switch.  I am not interested in brokering my own connectivity, nor am I interested in running my own routers.  I want to pay one bill to one organization and get one cable.  The end.
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> I think there are further considerations though ... I read details of one very modern, very sexy datacenter housed in a skyscraper, but my research showed me that this building has been built on land reclaimed from the sea, and there is reasonable concern that the sand underpinnings could liquify, to a degree, in a seismic event.  I'd also like to be more than a few feet above sea level.  Honestly, as sexy as it would be to be in a slick tower right on the bay in Central Hong Kong, I would much rather find some nondescript, one story building, miles from the coast and a few hundred feet above sea level.
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> What recommendations might someone have ?
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> Thank you very much for any comments or suggestions you may have.
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