Centarra.com Closing as of September 1, 2015

drmike

100% Tier-1 Gogent
This one is going around... Heard it a few days ago...  Today some emails out in the wild and viewed.

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Dear Centarra Clients,

As of September 1st, 2015 all Centarra services will be discontinued. Please backup and move your data off of the services as soon as possible. Any data will not be recoverable after August 31st, 2015.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

If you have any questions you may submit a ticket at https://billing.centarra.com before August 31st, 2015.
 

MannDude

Just a dude
vpsBoard Founder
Moderator
Saw something in IRC about it earlier but didn't think to share it.

I thought Centarra was of decent size? I don't keep up with all the random hosts as much as I maybe should. At least they gave customers a one month notice and aren't pulling the rug out from beneath them with no/little notice, so +1 to that.
 

drmike

100% Tier-1 Gogent
Thought they had their own cage.   I pegged them at around 10 racks a while back.
 

MannDude

Just a dude
vpsBoard Founder
Moderator
I know they have a shit ton of IPs. Probably can sell those for quite the pretty penny. Strange that the clients are being kicked out instead of sold off during this.
 

DomainBop

Dormant VPSB Pathogen
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drmike

100% Tier-1 Gogent
Clark recently was migrating to Psychz... Unsure if he's moved his gear over....

IPSystems no one wants to owe up to... but someone in this group knows who is behind that front.

Seems like Centarra is off to cash in on IPs...  No other use for them than questionable longer term investment, which IPs are not and will not be. (Yeah I said that, remind me 3 years from now).
 

MannDude

Just a dude
vpsBoard Founder
Moderator
Didn't realize Clarke left them, I thought him and Centarra were one in the same to be honest. I always thought they were buddy buddy. Clark's operation is pretty decently sized if his IP space is any indication. I know he's popular with the Minecraft stuff.
 

drmike

100% Tier-1 Gogent
They are buddies for sure.   I'd expect that they discussed this closure date long ago and such was future have to move thing.
 

OSTKCabal

Active Member
Verified Provider
Didn't realize Clarke left them, I thought him and Centarra were one in the same to be honest. I always thought they were buddy buddy. Clark's operation is pretty decently sized if his IP space is any indication. I know he's popular with the Minecraft stuff.
They're best buds, indeed. I'm not really saddened to see Centarra go given both of these fine gentlemen's histories.
 

MikeA

New Member
Verified Provider
Didn't realize Clarke left them, I thought him and Centarra were one in the same to be honest. I always thought they were buddy buddy. Clark's operation is pretty decently sized if his IP space is any indication. I know he's popular with the Minecraft stuff.
They're best buds, indeed. I'm not really saddened to see Centarra go given both of these fine gentlemen's histories.
If you're a competitor of course you're not saddened to see them go.

I won't write up the paragraph of text that I want, but I've used Centarra for over a year and the network has been solid for me (being local to Dallas). Despite past of individuals ChrisK has helped out quite a bit in the past with a past business I co-owned at the time and I respect him for that. I don't agree with starting a business just to obtain large IP space and sell it, of course, but shit happens and there's nothing we can do about it.

I'm moving my servers over to Psychz since they're in Dallas also next week.
 
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Robert

New Member
Didn't realize Clarke left them, I thought him and Centarra were one in the same to be honest. I always thought they were buddy buddy. Clark's operation is pretty decently sized if his IP space is any indication. I know he's popular with the Minecraft stuff.
I have never been involved with Centarra, just a customer. We'll be moving out of the DC soon.
 

HalfEatenPie

The Irrational One
Retired Staff
Didn't realize Clarke left them, I thought him and Centarra were one in the same to be honest. I always thought they were buddy buddy. Clark's operation is pretty decently sized if his IP space is any indication. I know he's popular with the Minecraft stuff.
I have never been involved with Centarra, just a customer. We'll be moving out of the DC soon.
Never involved with Centarra in a sense that he didn't go down to Texas to help ChrisK move hardware out of the CoreXChange datacenter. 

No problem.  
 

OSTKCabal

Active Member
Verified Provider
Didn't realize Clarke left them, I thought him and Centarra were one in the same to be honest. I always thought they were buddy buddy. Clark's operation is pretty decently sized if his IP space is any indication. I know he's popular with the Minecraft stuff.
They're best buds, indeed. I'm not really saddened to see Centarra go given both of these fine gentlemen's histories.
If you're a competitor of course you're not saddened to see them go.

I won't write up the paragraph of text that I want, but I've used Centarra for over a year and the network has been solid for me (being local to Dallas). Despite past of individuals ChrisK has helped out quite a bit in the past with a past business I co-owned at the time and I respect him for that. I don't agree with starting a business just to obtain large IP space and sell it, of course, but shit happens and there's nothing we can do about it.

I'm moving my servers over to Psychz since they're in Dallas also next week.
That's fine, we all have our experiences. I've got plenty of stories I could share about my experiences with both Robert and Chris, and both were usually intertwined into the same... lets call it conflict. And none of them were particularly positive.
 

ChrisK

New Member
Verified Provider
Good riddance Centarra. Chris could be in jail for his IP hijacking anyway. 
That's a very serious allegation, I do not have anything to do with IP Hijacking. A customer at one point in time did have some questionable blocks under his ASN however a block with their upstream was co-ordinated and the problem resolved.

They are buddies for sure.   I'd expect that they discussed this closure date long ago and such was future have to move thing.
Despite what you may think all customers were given notice within a day or two of each other, nobody really got a head start.
 
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matteob

New Member
Verified Provider
Why they not sold the customers to another hoster? Just kick them off and say "goodbye" is not for gentlemen
 

MikeA

New Member
Verified Provider
Why they not sold the customers to another hoster? Just kick them off and say "goodbye" is not for gentlemen
You're basically saying that you would rather be a monetary asset rather than a valued client.
 
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