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Topic # 113309 13-Jan-2013 12:06
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Hi,
I am looking for colo space in a reputable Datacentre in Wellington.
I can't seem to find a decent list on the web. Anyone have any sugggestion/experience?

Cheers,

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  Reply # 744034 13-Jan-2013 12:19
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  Reply # 744035 13-Jan-2013 12:22
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It's to host DR Server equipment for an Auckland based business. They think Hamilton and outer Auckland as too close geographically. Open to other suggestions outside Auckland too... :)

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  Reply # 744065 13-Jan-2013 13:36
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You could start by looking at Citylink, who are based opposite the Dom Post on Boulcott Street. AT&T I think have a present in the city but depends on if their have rack space for hire.

At Nethui last year, there was a hosting discussion around Trademe hosting external clients on their infrastructure and using the capacity and niche that they have for delivering content onshore. Might be work asking them too?

Edit: have a read of this discussion previously about colo space

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  Reply # 744066 13-Jan-2013 13:39
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There used to be one in the avalon tv tower, which I believe is now operated by Orcon. Although not sure if it is still there. But there does seem to be limited options in Wellington compared to Auckland.

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  Reply # 744083 13-Jan-2013 14:50
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I'm pretty sure HDS/Rivera and Datacom also colo.

Just depends on how much gear you want to put in there as I know Telecom and EDS/HP do too.. but that would be for a lot of racks.

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  Reply # 744123 13-Jan-2013 17:17
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Unisys have a decent sized data center out here in Paraparaumu.




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  Reply # 744126 13-Jan-2013 17:30
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I know Orcon don't provide colo from Avalon. The ones I think of are Xtreme Networks who i think are somewhere near parliament. I also know Unleash can provide colo space somewhere in that vicinity (its AT&T or at least AT&T are in there from memory).

Your best bet is actually Christchurch for DR stuff - heaps of options down there.





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  Reply # 744130 13-Jan-2013 17:37
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Probably more options in Christchurch yeah

The Datacom Wellington DC isn't a purpose built one so I wouldn't recommend colocating in there, nothing wrong with it but it's certainly not state of the art



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  Reply # 744216 13-Jan-2013 20:46
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Thanks, appreciate the input all. I will call a few up tomorrow. Yeah I know Chch have more options, however it seems mentioning the city and "Disaster Recovery" seems to put my clients off, even though they are probably being irrational.
I have been able to lookup Xtreme - they seem decent enough, anyone have any direct experience?


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  Reply # 744217 13-Jan-2013 20:46

I believe DTS have a new Data Centre recently opened in Upper Hutt.

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  Reply # 744222 13-Jan-2013 20:53
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zimbonz: Thanks, appreciate the input all. I will call a few up tomorrow. Yeah I know Chch have more options, however it seems mentioning the city and "Disaster Recovery" seems to put my clients off, even though they are probably being irrational.
I have been able to lookup Xtreme - they seem decent enough, anyone have any direct experience?

Funny that your clients would feel more comfortable with Wellington over Christchurch.

Of all the popular colo options in Christchurch, I don't know of any that are no longer operating due to the earthquakes.



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  Reply # 744223 13-Jan-2013 20:55
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onebytemike:
zimbonz: Thanks, appreciate the input all. I will call a few up tomorrow. Yeah I know Chch have more options, however it seems mentioning the city and "Disaster Recovery" seems to put my clients off, even though they are probably being irrational.
I have been able to lookup Xtreme - they seem decent enough, anyone have any direct experience?

Funny that your clients would feel more comfortable with Wellington over Christchurch.

Of all the popular colo options in Christchurch, I don't know of any that are no longer operating due to the earthquakes.


Yep I agree totally with you. They are Banking and Risk types though, so are a little more pedantic than most..!

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  Reply # 744256 13-Jan-2013 21:39
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zimbonz: Thanks, appreciate the input all. I will call a few up tomorrow. Yeah I know Chch have more options, however it seems mentioning the city and "Disaster Recovery" seems to put my clients off, even though they are probably being irrational.
I have been able to lookup Xtreme - they seem decent enough, anyone have any direct experience?



I've worked with Mike with a client I had before I worked at Telecom and I found him excellent.

Worth calling them up and seeing what options they have.

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  Reply # 744266 13-Jan-2013 21:45
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zimbonz: Thanks, appreciate the input all. I will call a few up tomorrow. Yeah I know Chch have more options, however it seems mentioning the city and "Disaster Recovery" seems to put my clients off, even though they are probably being irrational.
I have been able to lookup Xtreme - they seem decent enough, anyone have any direct experience?



Valid reasons though, and I think it has more to do with power supply more than anything. Also perception is a major thing. In Wellington, you would expect the buildings to be designed to withstand earthquakes better, as it has always been a high risk zone.  

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