URPad Needs Help Improving - take Root Level Technology's Money

Lee

Retired Staff
Verified Provider
Retired Staff
EDIS may pick up a few of the Iceland customers, but then with the shit disk allocation maybe not.
 
My relationship with the company took a pretty straight down nosedive not that long ago.
Care to PM me some more info? I'm very curious as I heard a lot about Urpad and I saw the name "Randall" i'm getting worried here, is this a man named Randall Burns? The guy that owned CheetahHost
 

MannDude

Just a dude
vpsBoard Founder
Moderator
Care to PM me some more info? I'm very curious as I heard a lot about Urpad and I saw the name "Randall" i'm getting worried here, is this a man named Randall Burns? The guy that owned CheetahHost
Ah, nothing bad. Nothing that can't be made public. URPad sold in May. I was able to keep my job if I moved to Houston, but didn't want to move. (I'm quite happy in my quaint little town) I collected one check from RLT as a remote working during the transition period of URPad --> RLT. Fast forward a couple months, they wanted to buy vpsBoard. I said no. I made it known publicly on here that they made a couple offers and that I turned them down, and that seemed to have upset them (Was an offer made via Skype, wasn't asked to not say anything, and I didn't think it was that big of a deal to mention it). I still talk to Miller semi-regularly on Skype, no personal hate or anything. :)

RLT is on a spending spree so they're trying to buy up this and that. I think Randal used to own CheetahHost but Eric is the guy with the money. I think Randal and the rest of the team was assembled earlier this year. They've got a website: http://rootleveltech.com which may explain more.

I've not got anything personal against any of them, they all seem like okay people.
 
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I just don't like Randall, nothing against URpad or RLT, It's just randall himself... about 1.5 years ago or so an old friend of mine sold his small shared hosting provider to Randall (CheetahHost) fast forward about a week, payment gets disputed, about another week or so later he gets an email from another host that shows Randall sold all of my friends clients himself.

I don't know if there is any truth behind it or not, but thats what I have been told.
 

RandalBurns

New Member
Hello ZekeServers (Johnathan Snyder), If you are not sure about the truth behind it why would you even post it? 1.5 Years ago, I was in Afghanistan on the border of Pakistan with the Army; I highly doubt that I bought your friends small hosting company. On top of that CheetahHost hasn't been used in several years. If you are saying that I bought CheetahHost from your friend, you are wrong again. The Domain was purchase by me on Sedo and I built the company myself. 

 

I am not going to get into a battle here Johnathan, I would just like the facts to be set straight. Judging by your age that is posted it would have made you about 14 years old when CheetahHost was started, If your friend was running a company at that age, that is scary.
 

ChrisM

Cocktail Enthusiast
Verified Provider
^ ---- Thank you Chris..  A nice server pile there.

What's this LA move about with Black Lotus?   I heard something in the back bowels of the internet.  Others might be interested in hearing details.   
I got some more for ya and everyone else of our Blacklotus installtion progress.  You may view them here http://imgur.com/a/kVitj
 

drmike

100% Tier-1 Gogent
@RandallBurns,  welcome to vpsBoard soldier.

@Chris Miller, another fine server pile there.  The dedicated servers in Los Angeles, this is a change right for URPad.  Previously you guys were mainly dedicated rentals, correct?
 

MannDude

Just a dude
vpsBoard Founder
Moderator
@RandallBurns,  welcome to vpsBoard soldier.

@Chris Miller, another fine server pile there.  The dedicated servers in Los Angeles, this is a change right for URPad.  Previously you guys were mainly dedicated rentals, correct?
Combo of colo / rented from what I recall. Some with Quadranet direct, some rented from CC (at Quadranet)
 

drmike

100% Tier-1 Gogent
Ethan Coleman?  You mean Kevin Hillbrand, arggh, you mean Adam Ng...

How many aliases does that kid have?
 

drmike

100% Tier-1 Gogent
You could have saved a bundle if you used CC's cabling professional(s) :) Where are you hiding that top of rack circa 2003 switch/router?  

Kidding aside,  looks very good.   Properly racked and cabled.  No big airflow obstructions.   Good work whoever did this.
 

RandalBurns

New Member
Here is our networking closet,

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Modifying our config is manual labor... literally. 

Just kidding of course....

You could have saved a bundle if you used CC's cabling professional(s) :) Where are you hiding that top of rack circa 2003 switch/router?  

Kidding aside,  looks very good.   Properly racked and cabled.  No big airflow obstructions.   Good work whoever did this.
 
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Magiobiwan

Insert Witty Statement Here
Verified Provider
OOH. Does it support IPv6? On a more serious note, if something isn't cabled properly at the beginning (like if it's a rush job), it can be INSANELY difficult to re-cable it properly, ESPECIALLY if somehow you have to do it without causing downtime. I've seen messy racks before at my school, but there's no money in the budget to have it redone. It would have to be done over a break, BUT there's no budget to pay for someone to go in and re-do it during the break. SO, it gets left somewhat messy, though it still FUNCTIONS. I understand the desire to have things nice and neat, but sometimes that just isn't practical. 
 

drmike

100% Tier-1 Gogent
I agree @Magiobiwan.   Clean cabling is much easier done up front in an optimal environment with all new pieces.

I tend to work with fluidity and mismash of stuff, so cabling ends up being sub par.  It all works, just isn't as organized or prettied up.

In a datacenter where you depend on other folks for hands support, yeah, good cabling should be mandatory.  I'd hate to work on a rack like we saw from that CC group with a server down.
 
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