HE.net, Fremont-2 outage?

Joe Greco jgreco at ns.sol.net
Wed Nov 4 02:36:09 CST 2009

> > Colos frequently forbid the use of small UPS's for a variety of  
> > reasons.
> In my experience they always need to be connected to the EPO switch,  
> which poses it's own risks.  Plus try to find a UPS with that feature  
> for reasonable prices.

APC says it's available on the SUA2200RM2U and SUA3000RM2U, and lists 
it as optional for the APC SUA1500RM2U.

I would consider all of these to be reasonably priced.

> Which leads me to this question:  What questions do you ask any  
> potential colocation provider to determine if they are built out to  
> your needs?

See if they'll guarantee diverse power as part of the contract.  :-)
It's disappointing to find a colo that feeds you your primary and
redundant power off the same UPS. 

... JG
Joe Greco - sol.net Network Services - Milwaukee, WI - http://www.sol.net
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