jra at baylink.com
Wed Sep 3 21:03:12 UTC 2014
> Anyone in Centurylink Ashburn or Seattle? Do you have an opinion?
And the replies I got helped me to illustrate my concerns.
So now, off I go to go DC shopping. Of course, I'm happy to hear people's
glowing opinions in this part of the process. Requirements:
1) West/Central/East US (Seattle/Vegas/Virginia? Maybe Chattanooga)
2) Disaster avoidance (Seismic, Wind, Water, Ice/Snow, etc)
3) Good DR per site
4) Direct access to big eyeball networks (Comcast, T-Bone, etc)
5) MPLS connectivity on a reasonably dense backbone, and between two/three
6) As someone put it so lyrically the other day, "financial diversity"
(If someone's going to pooch the records and accidentally shut you off,
better they only hit 1/2 or 1/3 of your gear.)
The DCs need to be TIA-942 *certified*, though there appears to be some
question about whether it's 942-A-1 that is required; I do not read the
proposal that way, myself.
I'll be looking to put in 6-10 racks; if a lockable cage isn't horribly more
expensive that'd be nice. 208/3ph, good UPSs, good gensets, good refuel,
good security; all that good stuff.
Anyone got a datacenter RFP in that general class that isn't company
Off list as usual; I'll summarize if anyone wants to know. I won't be
saying where we went until we go there, as usual. ;-)
Jay R. Ashworth Baylink jra at baylink.com
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