Colocrossing's Million Dollar Routers are Switches... Top of Rack Server Porn. Old Cisco.

drmike

100% Tier-1 Gogent
Someone dropped by 1090 over at Coresite in San Jose. While there, they stumbled into Colocrossing's rack and equipment.

What to note before the server photo porn?  No cable management.  Random cabling and uncabling.  Puny and ancient top of rack switches. Is that a Catalyst 3500?  This is nothing remotely like their $1 million router claims of new great routing gear.

On to the photos:

Hey fuck faces... here's your rack censorship nazis.

Catalayst 3500 top of rack switch:





Rack spaghetti:





EDITED: October 8.   Imgur either pulled the photos or lost them....

EDITED: October 9, New image upload site with photos got DDoS'd.  Even though only images on that site were the 4 above photos.   So now photos are back elsewhere.   Have fun getting them pulled.

EDITED: October 10, yes sir, images pulled down again.   So, what to do about the corporate bullies?  Photos are now hosted by bayimg.com, the censorship free image hosting from PirateBay.   Have fun skids... DMCA away, DDoS them, etc.   

EDITED: October 11, yes MannDude pulled the photos off as a gentlemens agreement with John Biloh.  Mann said if they'd ask nicely he'd pull them.  They asked, he obliged.   Well tonight over on LET, Biloh and Fabozzi must be drunk or something, on a bender.  Slamming the censorship and threatening ban hammer... Creating new groups for users who dare have vpsBoard in their signature.    So fuck them.    I put the photos back.

EDITED: October 13,   people still complaining they can't see the images.   Someone offered to host them on a new site with DDoS protection:

http://coloscamming.com/

http://bayimg.com/iaaJIAaFN
http://bayimg.com/IAajKaAFn
http://bayimg.com/iAajlAAFn
http://bayimg.com/iaaJMAaFN
 
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drmike

100% Tier-1 Gogent
You know all those jokes for past year when CVPS/CC stuff is down.....?  Blaming it on someone tripping on a cord.....?

Yeah, those claims might have merit.
 

MannDude

Just a dude
vpsBoard Founder
Moderator
Who racked these, though? Was it CC themselves or DC remote staff?

Just trying to get a fair outlook on this :)
 

drmike

100% Tier-1 Gogent
When confronted with reality, Biloh is an upright fellow.   Didn't everyone ask him already if this was his gear?  

I guarantee it is their gear  :)
 
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Jack

Active Member
When confronted with reality, Biloh is an upright fellow.   Didn't everyone ask him already if this was his gear?  

I guarantee it is their gear  :)
[02/10/2013 23:55:00] Jon Biloh: yeah pretty ugly job by egi

[02/10/2013 23:55:03] Jon Biloh: we were aware of how bad that rack was


[02/10/2013 23:56:37] Jon Biloh: We dont have anyone onsite

[02/10/2013 23:56:40] Jon Biloh: we outsource SJC to EGI
 

Francisco

Company Lube
Verified Provider
Why would the back of their rack randomly be unlocked and completely open? I would find it hard to believe that CoreSite offers open racks to colo clients.
Our racks were unlocked a few times. It's possible that EGI was asked to do some work and whomever snapped it took it while an EGI tech went upstairs.

One of EGI's prior techs did a real shit job wiring our portable KVM unit and had it hanging out the front (since the servers were front plugging). Coresite's security guard saw the door open and started slamming trying to get the door to close, not noticing the cable was getting right fucked.

To this day the KVM unit doesn't work right and usually takes a half dozen power resets to 'work'.

Francisco
 

drmike

100% Tier-1 Gogent
They'd need some snake charming to even close that rack.

Time for other locations ehh?
 
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TheLinuxBug

New Member
Not that I don't appreciate the info and pictures, but a word to the wise: I am not sure of EGI's policy, but some larger data centers I have been in make your sign a form when retrieving your credentials that says something along the lines of, "You agree not to under any circumstances unless given explicit permission take pictures or video of anyone's equipment other than your own." This is usually enforceable by fines or by terminating your contract with them on the spot.  While brave, I would be careful you don't get caught in one of these situations, especially if you value your services from the data center. 

Cheers!
 

Jack

Active Member
Not that I don't appreciate the info and pictures, but a word to the wise: I am not sure of EGI's policy, but some larger data centers I have been in make your sign a form when retrieving your credentials that says something along the lines of, "You agree not to under any circumstances unless given explicit permission take pictures or video of anyone's equipment other than your own." This is usually enforceable by fines or by terminating your contract with them on the spot.  While brave, I would be careful you don't get caught in one of these situations, especially if you value your services from the data center. 

Cheers!
"especially if you value your services from the data center. " if its similar setup to what's it in this picture I wouldn't think anyone would value it.
 

bzImage

New Member
Not that I don't appreciate the info and pictures, but a word to the wise: I am not sure of EGI's policy, but some larger data centers I have been in make your sign a form when retrieving your credentials that says something along the lines of, "You agree not to under any circumstances unless given explicit permission take pictures or video of anyone's equipment other than your own." This is usually enforceable by fines or by terminating your contract with them on the spot.  While brave, I would be careful you don't get caught in one of these situations, especially if you value your services from the data center. 

Cheers!
I have the sudden urge to start the wikileaks of server porn.
 

qps

Active Member
Verified Provider
Not that I don't appreciate the info and pictures, but a word to the wise: I am not sure of EGI's policy, but some larger data centers I have been in make your sign a form when retrieving your credentials that says something along the lines of, "You agree not to under any circumstances unless given explicit permission take pictures or video of anyone's equipment other than your own." This is usually enforceable by fines or by terminating your contract with them on the spot.  While brave, I would be careful you don't get caught in one of these situations, especially if you value your services from the data center. 

Cheers!
Especially since they were taking a picture of someone else's equipment.  Poking around in someone else's cabinet is not a good idea if you value your business relationship with the data center.
 
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Aldryic C'boas

The Pony
Especially since they were taking a picture of someone else's equipment.  Poking around in someone else's cabinet is not a good idea if you value your business relationship with the data center.
True, but given that a CC "provider" likes to claim 'I've seen your racks, I know what you have'... I imagine hilarity would ensue if they tried to make an issue of whoever took that pic.  Hypocrisy always makes for the best drama.
 

Jade

NodeServ
Verified Provider
Especially since they were taking a picture of someone else's equipment.  Poking around in someone else's cabinet is not a good idea if you value your business relationship with the data center.
I agree 100%. Whoever allowed them access to their rack, could probably get into some legal trouble.

As for the million dollar switches, has anyone from CC came forward about it not really being the switch they said?
 
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