URPad closing locations, merging into 3 central non-rental datacenter --- DUMPS COLOCROSSING!

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  1. drmike

    drmike 100% Tier-1 Gogent

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    Just got this in my inbox....

     
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  2. Lee

    Lee Retired Staff Retired Staff Verified Provider

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    Liars :p
     
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  3. MannDude

    MannDude Just a dude vpsBoard Founder Moderator

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    Oh boy.

    I think this is a good thing, really. I'm sure clients will be upset with having to move to new locations, thats to be expected, but I've seen pictures of the new gear they're being relocated to and for those that stay I think it'll be good for them.

    Well, I know URPad had a lot of servers with CC so I guess the good news for current CC customers is that you should be getting emails from Jon soon with some server deals as he tries to recover his loss... :)
     
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  4. drmike

    drmike 100% Tier-1 Gogent

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    Short notice... Well at least to start migrations.

    Locations aren't where existing datacenters are.  So going to be some unhappy customers.  3 months credit and refunds = good idea.

    This isn't going to be pretty.
     
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  5. Lee

    Lee Retired Staff Retired Staff Verified Provider

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    I think it was something that was always going to happen when RLT took over, the Houston boxes work really well for me in that area with surprisingly good latency to Scotland. at just 120ms.  Plus I can always drop in on RLT if they piss me off as I visit there twice a year to visit that side of the family.
     
  6. drmike

    drmike 100% Tier-1 Gogent

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    120ms from Scotland to Houston?  Yeah that's pretty good. :)  What carrier is achieving that long haul time?

    I've been curious about how these brands would be merged into Root Level and what the master plan was.  Unsure if this is it.  But, what I see is far wiser than most providers --- OWN YOUR OWN HARDWARE and IPs.     That was clear in the email :)

    Boy I'd hate to be their support team right now.
     
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    MannDude Just a dude vpsBoard Founder Moderator

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    GmMKnEE.jpg

    At least the cabling is good!
     
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  8. RandalBurns

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    We would love to have you drop in and visit anytime!
     
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  9. drmike

    drmike 100% Tier-1 Gogent

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    Oh it's just pretty.  You know messy cable works much better, higher throughput and certainly more secure.

    They could have saved a bundle if they just used whoever EGI does to rack and stack their gear.
     
  10. TheLinuxBug

    TheLinuxBug New Member

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    ROFL! That is all.  :popcorn:
     
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    texteditor Premium Buffalo-based Hosting

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    I don't think child labor is legal, even in Texas
     
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  12. drmike

    drmike 100% Tier-1 Gogent

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    Those aren't children, those are young animals dressed up over at EGI.  Might be fully grown men in those costumes.
     
  13. Lee

    Lee Retired Staff Retired Staff Verified Provider

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    Once it get to the UK shoreline it's on abovenet all the way through to the box.

    Ping statistics for ...................:

        Packets: Sent = 16, Received = 16, Lost = 0 (0% lo

    Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:

        Minimum = 118ms, Maximum = 137ms, Average = 122ms
     
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  14. drmike

    drmike 100% Tier-1 Gogent

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    Abovenet rocks.... I love a provider mix that is heavy on it.... at last check...
     
  15. Lee

    Lee Retired Staff Retired Staff Verified Provider

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    Oops, forgot this bit :)

    Tracing route to 209................ over a maximum of 30 hops

     

      1    <1 ms    <1 ms    <1 ms  READYSHARE [192.168.1.1]

      2    11 ms     6 ms     9 ms  cpc18-thor5-2-0-gw.14-2.cable.virginmedia.com [.....................]

      3     7 ms    10 ms     9 ms  renf-core-2b-ae4-3978.network.virginmedia.net [62.254.191.217]

      4    15 ms    50 ms    14 ms  leed-bb-1c-ae2-0.network.virginmedia.net [62.253.174.41]

      5    20 ms    18 ms    24 ms  213.152.245.53

      6    18 ms    19 ms    23 ms  ge-4-2-0.mpr1.lhr3.uk.above.net [64.125.27.157]

      7    92 ms    98 ms    92 ms  xe-4-3-0.cr2.dca2.us.above.net [64.125.24.41]

      8    93 ms    96 ms   113 ms  xe-0-0-0.cr1.dca2.us.above.net [64.125.28.241]

      9   121 ms   118 ms   132 ms  xe-0-2-0.cr1.iah1.us.above.net [64.125.25.114]

     10   120 ms   125 ms   122 ms  xe-0-1-0.er1.iah1.us.above.net [64.125.28.5]

     11   131 ms   122 ms   120 ms  64.125.188.46.t00604-06.above.net [64.125.188.46]

     12   124 ms   120 ms   119 ms  206-126-39-138.static.nstci.net [206.126.39.138]

     13   122 ms   121 ms   119 ms  houston2.vitalvps.com [198.176.28.2]

     14   120 ms   119 ms   119 ms  209...................
     
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  16. MannDude

    MannDude Just a dude vpsBoard Founder Moderator

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    Oh nice... that's actually a lot better than I expected. I don't get 14 hops from here to some place a few states away sometimes.
     
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  17. drmike

    drmike 100% Tier-1 Gogent

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    So who is going to dump ColoCrossing next?
     
  18. Lee

    Lee Retired Staff Retired Staff Verified Provider

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    I still have one of those yearly deals in Texas from URPad that is with CC for comparison, might not seem much of a difference but it matters.

    Ping statistics for ........................:

        Packets: Sent = 19, Received = 19, Lost = 0 (0% los

    Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:

        Minimum = 136ms, Maximum = 151ms, Average = 139ms

     

     


    Tracing route to host.colocrossing.com [.............................]

    over a maximum of 30 hops:

     

      1    <1 ms    <1 ms    <1 ms  READYSHARE [192.168.1.1]

      2    32 ms     9 ms    17 ms  cpc18-thor5-2-0-gw.14-2.cable.virginmedia.com [..................]

      3    10 ms     7 ms     7 ms  renf-core-2a-ae4-3978.network.virginmedia.net [62.254.191.97]

      4    15 ms    17 ms    14 ms  manc-bb-1c-ae13-0.network.virginmedia.net [62.253.174.37]

      5    13 ms    15 ms    16 ms  brhm-bb-1b-et-400-0.network.virginmedia.net [62.253.175.69]

      6    15 ms    17 ms    15 ms  brhm-bb-1c-ae7-0.network.virginmedia.net [62.253.174.102]

      7     *        *        *     Request timed out.

      8    19 ms    21 ms    25 ms  linx.10ge.lon.bboi.net [195.66.224.233]

      9   100 ms    98 ms    97 ms  ny60-vl14-lon-vl14.bboi.net [66.216.48.213]

     10   106 ms   104 ms   103 ms  nj-ten2-1-ny60-ten1-4.bboi.net [66.216.1.106]

     11   114 ms    99 ms   104 ms  ash-ten1-5-nj-ten2-2.bboi.net [66.216.1.161]

     12   122 ms   123 ms   118 ms  atl-ten3-1-ash-ten3-1.bboi.net [66.216.1.157]

     13   130 ms   139 ms   124 ms  nsh-ten1-1-atl-ten3-2.bboi.net [64.127.130.58]

     14   132 ms   136 ms   137 ms  dal-ten2-1-nsh-ten1-4.bboi.net [64.127.130.50]

     15   137 ms   241 ms   147 ms  8011-on-net-cust.bboi.net [64.127.129.118]

     16   137 ms   136 ms   138 ms  quadranet-colocrossing.quadranet.com [96.44.148.54]

     17   139 ms   139 ms   141 ms  host.colocrossing.com [206.217.139.166]

     18   141 ms   140 ms   138 ms  dallas.dzfav.net [198.23.134.130]

     19   141 ms   139 ms   137 ms  host.colocrossing.com [.............]
     
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  19. MannDude

    MannDude Just a dude vpsBoard Founder Moderator

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    Well BuyVM was planning on it, and then Jon did them a favor and allowed them to leave earlier then what the original contract stated. So that's good, and nice of Jon to let them leave sooner rather than later. I don't think Jon saw it as a favor, but I think Fran and Pony does.
     
  20. Lee

    Lee Retired Staff Retired Staff Verified Provider

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    Indeed, that is going to be quite a big hit loosing both of them.