co-location and access to your server
drais at icantclick.org
Wed Jan 12 14:49:09 CST 2011
On Wed, 12 Jan 2011, Jeroen van Aart wrote:
> What is considered normal with regards to access to your co-located
> server(s)? Especially when you're just co-locating one or a few servers.
For less than 1 rack, or specialty racks with lockable sections (1/2 or
1/3 or 1/4 racks with their own doors), I'd consider any physical access
to simply be a plus. I wouldn't expect any at all. You're not paying
for enough space to justify the costs involved in 24x7 independant access,
and the risks to other customers gear.
When you get a full rack+, or cage+, I'd expect unfettered 24x7 access
since your gear should be seperated and secured from other folks gear.
Some specialty providers would be exceptions, of course (ie, I used to
colo gear inside tv stations, satellite downlink stations, etc).
Telecom colo (switch and network gear in a dedicated but shared space for
providers providing service) would be an exception, of course.
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