LA Colo with cab access

NodeBytes

Dedi Addict
Does anyone have space in a rack in LA where I can access the cabinet? I will need access only for upgrades and repairs every few months.

Thanks ahead of time
 

concerto49

New Member
Verified Provider
How much space do you need? Most likely won't happen for 1U or even 1/4 rack. There's other shared equipment there.
 

NodeBytes

Dedi Addict
It would be 2u or less. It's hard to come by for less than 1/4 rack or is costly. I'd love to find someone with space in the Coresite DC that has Level3 in their blend, but that's harder to come by, especially for lower pricing.
 

notFound

Don't take me seriously!
Verified Provider
How is escorted access though. Back when I was at a single 2U colo, I had escorted access. Or perhaps it's just a nice DC I'm with? I noticed other DC's, at least here in the UK refused me due to my age and some insurance BS even escorted.
 

VPSCorey

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Usually a lot of datacenters require you to carry insurance in case they drop your server on their foot....
 

concerto49

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How is escorted access though. Back when I was at a single 2U colo, I had escorted access. Or perhaps it's just a nice DC I'm with? I noticed other DC's, at least here in the UK refused me due to my age and some insurance BS even escorted.
What stops you from pulling the wrong power cable or drive? Nothing against you in particular, but I mean that's their thinking. If they let you in and you accidentally do something wrong it could be big trouble.
 

MartinD

Retired Staff
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Retired Staff
It's quite the norm for those under 18 to be denied access to the DC floor.
 

Francisco

Company Lube
Verified Provider
Remember that some places might require you buy an insurance policy. :)

It's extremely uncommon for a 'shared colocation' setup to allow unescorted. There's just too much fear of theft.

You have QuadraNET in LA, HE in Fremont, & AquaNX in SJC. Quadra has an all around solid rep, HE is good & cheap and i've been hearing a lot of positive feedback about AquaNX.

Francisco
 

notFound

Don't take me seriously!
Verified Provider
What stops you from pulling the wrong power cable or drive? Nothing against you in particular, but I mean that's their thinking. If they let you in and you accidentally do something wrong it could be big trouble.
I mean I was tempted. I actually saw 5 servers at the top of my rack labelled End Of Reality, but they were already powered off. I was really confused, my provider trusts me a fair bit, firstly letting me in under 18 (it's a Level(3) owned place, pretty sure they require 18+) and letting me do my own stuff under shared. Now I'm out of shared colo but that was, interesting. :p
 

Francisco

Company Lube
Verified Provider
I mean I was tempted. I actually saw 5 servers at the top of my rack labelled End Of Reality, but they were already powered off. I was really confused, my provider trusts me a fair bit, firstly letting me in under 18 (it's a Level(3) owned place, pretty sure they require 18+) and letting me do my own stuff under shared. Now I'm out of shared colo but that was, interesting. :p
That's pretty shocking.

We've had to pickup an insurance policy for the company for our setup in Fiberhub. It wasn't costly, was just something new since coresite, nor HE, wanted one.

Francisco
 

NodeBytes

Dedi Addict
Interesting, I'm looking into getting 1/4 cab at Coresite and they don't require the insurance policy. However, they aren't liable for anything that may happen to me or my equipment while I am in the DC.
 
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