Burst.net Continues their Implosion!

Discussion in 'Industry News' started by drmike, Mar 20, 2014.

  1. drmike

    drmike 100% Tier-1 Gogent

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    Confirmed this with others, isn't just a fake email.   Burst.net, known for being cheap colo option, appears to be changing lots.  They are kicking colo clients out or you get moved to some random unnamed Tier 3 Data Center in North Carolina.

    The also claim to be the only provider that doesn't require a 36 month contract (utter bullshit).

    More downhill slide since they took that vulture venture money.   The volumeDrive issue, pulling out real quick from Dallas and now kicking colo customers from main owned facility in Pennsylvania.

     
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  2. MannDude

    MannDude Just a dude vpsBoard Founder Moderator

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    Haha, oh man. Feel bad for the customers. This is only slightly comical due to their recent issues and accusations during the VolumeDrive fiasco.
     
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  3. drmike

    drmike 100% Tier-1 Gogent

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    Their homepage still is shilling Scranton, PA for colo.

    Old      vs.   New      % Increase

    $69.95 vs. $99    +  ~ 30%

    $199.95 vs. $299 + ~ 33%

    $549.95 vs. $899 + ~ 39%
     
  4. D. Strout

    D. Strout Resident IPv6 Proponent

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    Oh wow, more expensive colo with a non-voluntary move to an unnamed DC? What a deal!
     
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  5. wlanboy

    wlanboy Content Contributer

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    What a joke - a move to North Carolina is not an upgrade at all.
     
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  6. drmike

    drmike 100% Tier-1 Gogent

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    The big question is who is this Tier 3 Datacenter... who is Burst shacking up with now and what is the VC's push on this... Does the VC have some vested interest in the NC datacenter.
     
  7. DomainBop

    DomainBop Dormant VPSB Pathogen

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  8. GIANT_CRAB

    GIANT_CRAB New Member

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    How much Amps do they give?
     
  9. peterw

    peterw New Member

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    Doing business without business plan and profit calculation: Fail. Doing business without controlling of profit: Big Fail. Doing business with overreaction and pissing on customers: Epic Fail.

    Colocation:

    • Single: 1A 110V $ 99.95/mo
    • Quarter Rack: 5A 110V $ 299.95/mo
    • Half Rack: 10A 110V $ 499.95/mo
    • Full Rack: 20A 110V $ 899.95/mo
     
  10. Francisco

    Francisco Company Lube Verified Provider

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    Well, there's a new user that signed up likely throwing around some FUD.

    http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showpost.php?p=9052220&postcount=33

    As of right now the post reads:

    To be honest, I wonder if they've been bought out by the people that own dacentec now.

    Francisco
     
  11. ocitysolutions

    ocitysolutions New Member Verified Provider

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    The same people that own ColoCrossing's Buffalo facility? If they are moving into that facility, Centrilogic sure seems to be getting a powerful grip on some of the big budget providers.
     
  12. Francisco

    Francisco Company Lube Verified Provider

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    Well....I don't know many NC DC's.

    There's the one @mitgib uses, the dacentec one and...??

    I'm probably wrong but it smells odd.

    Francisco
     
  13. rds100

    rds100 New Member Verified Provider

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    So do they own that DC in Scranton or not? It seems strange to kick people out of your own facility and send them to a third party one. With a price increase.
     
  14. qps

    qps Active Member Verified Provider

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    There are actually quite a few, but they don't really advertise to the LET/WHT world.
     
  15. Francisco

    Francisco Company Lube Verified Provider

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    It's possible that their name was on it but that the VC they got the funding started pulling strings.

    They did change CEO's in the past few months and they've stepped back from WHT almost entirely.

    They only had a single rep on WHT discussing the whole Dallas thing and the 'true' story never

    really surfaced. There was discussion that it was billing related, I still got some bets on it

    being related to the Zayo purchase. It's very much possible that the previous CEO sold off a major

    part of the business? I didn't read up on if he was sticking with the business or not.

    I'm wondering if the VD stuff hurt them far more than they let on in the discussion. It's possible that

    VD had agreed to buy quite a bit of the facility, but with them doing a runner Burst is stuck with

    a contract they'll have to take up in court to get anywhere.

    I dunno, best of luck to them. While the previous owner was a dick if you bashed on Burst,

    he was always polite when I talked to him in PM a few times.

    Francisco
     
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  16. Francisco

    Francisco Company Lube Verified Provider

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    Well, for the time being Burst is a budget provider so any high end facilities in that

    area are likely off the menu.

    Francisco
     
  17. qps

    qps Active Member Verified Provider

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    It appears that their new CEO owns a winery in North Carolina.  I wonder if that's why he wants to move the data center?
     
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  18. Francisco

    Francisco Company Lube Verified Provider

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    It sounds like he's taking business points from @Aldryic & @bzImage >_>

    Francisco
     
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  19. rds100

    rds100 New Member Verified Provider

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    A winery converted to a datacenter would add a lot of meaning to the term "basement hosting" ;)
     
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  20. HostUS-Alexander

    HostUS-Alexander Active Member Verified Provider

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    I feel for all the burst customers. Burst.Net are acting like there're owned by 'kiddies'

    Alexander