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Topic # 131051 7-Oct-2013 09:54
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Morning All!

Whats the best co-location provider in NZ?

Looking for the following spec :

 

  • Reliable
  • Cheap
  • Preferably Auckland
  • Unlimited traffic ( international and national )

Thanks




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  Reply # 909114 7-Oct-2013 09:58
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Off your spec list, pick TWO.




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  Reply # 909116 7-Oct-2013 09:59
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magu: Off your spec list, pick TWO.


lol is it that bad out there?




 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 909122 7-Oct-2013 10:04
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I would look at HD - my experiences have been good. They're not super cheap, but they're reasonable, they're Auckland-based, with good network performance and I've had no real reliability issues.

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Inphinity: I would look at HD - my experiences have been good. They're not super cheap, but they're reasonable, they're Auckland-based, with good network performance and I've had no real reliability issues.


I would avoid HD at all costs. I've had terrible experiences with them, as have many others here on Geekzone.

I've been using SiteHost for VPS and hosting for a couple of years now and they are great. I don't know if their colocation offering matches your requirements but they offer great support - http://www.sitehost.co.nz/hosting/colocation

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  Reply # 909134 7-Oct-2013 10:19
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I have found WebSlice to be quite good.

You get the occasional internet outage but it is still within the 99.9% uptime.

Also if your business broadband is with voyager traffic is unlimited.




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  Reply # 909139 7-Oct-2013 10:24
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amanzi:
I would avoid HD at all costs. I've had terrible experiences with them, as have many others here on Geekzone.


Without going too off-topic, can I ask what sort of issues? I've had gear with them for a year and a bit thus far, with good performance and no issues.



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  Reply # 909140 7-Oct-2013 10:26
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Inphinity: I would look at HD - my experiences have been good. They're not super cheap, but they're reasonable, they're Auckland-based, with good network performance and I've had no real reliability issues.


I know a number of customers who tried them and have had terrible experiences. I'd avoid if I were you. 

Rule of Thumb: 

Price, Quality, Features, pick two.

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Inphinity:
amanzi:
I would avoid HD at all costs. I've had terrible experiences with them, as have many others here on Geekzone.


Without going too off-topic, can I ask what sort of issues? I've had gear with them for a year and a bit thus far, with good performance and no issues.




I'd rather not re-live the whole story again, but I ended up almost $1000 out of pocket after paying for a service that they could not deliver and would not refund me. Search the forums here for more complaints, probably under their old name of Hosting Direct. I don't know for sure but I'm betting they changed their name to avoid the bad publicity they were getting.



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  Reply # 909213 7-Oct-2013 11:30
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anyone used Orcon for co-location?
any good or bad experiences?

 

 




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BinaryLimited: anyone used Orcon for co-location?
any good or bad experiences?  


Orcon business have similarly bad service in my experience.  I haven't got any personal colo experience with them, but I have plenty of (bad) experience with various other parts of the organization. 





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networkn:
BinaryLimited: anyone used Orcon for co-location?
any good or bad experiences?  


Orcon business have similarly bad service in my experience.  I haven't got any personal colo experience with them, but I have plenty of (bad) experience with various other parts of the organization. 




dam , thought it was only their residential stuff that was bad.




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BinaryLimited:
networkn:
BinaryLimited: anyone used Orcon for co-location?
any good or bad experiences?  


Orcon business have similarly bad service in my experience.  I haven't got any personal colo experience with them, but I have plenty of (bad) experience with various other parts of the organization. 




dam , thought it was only their residential stuff that was bad.


Unbelievably I'd say their business stuff is worse in my experience. My experience however is at least 6 months old as we have moved all our clients away where possible.


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  Reply # 909255 7-Oct-2013 11:56
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We've got some space in our Hamilton facility that broadly fits your criteria.

We do a fair bit of 1U colo for clients, mainly for customers with Mac Mini Servers who need rack security + reliable power/cooling/dedicated-bandwidth.

I'll send you a PM.

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  Reply # 909285 7-Oct-2013 12:18
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Woah, traffic for colocation customers seems to be terribly limited. Even moreso than residential connections. No wonder people prefer overseas.

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  Reply # 909289 7-Oct-2013 12:23
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I can say without a doubt avoid HD. When i used to run web-2u.co.nz, I got 3x customers who were switching colocation to us and in all 3 cases, parts of their servers were "missing" like power supplies, drive caddies etc.

Web-2u is pretty cheap, unlimited traffic and Auckland. Reliability is Good but not excellent.

I would also strongly recommend you stay away from Orcon. Their facilities are good and network reliable however they struggle to handle even a $3000 a month account so not sure of their abilities for 1u colocation. It will be difficult to get them to meet you at the DC if you ever need any work either.

I would also be wary of the "Data Centre" where Webslice, Voyager etc. are based. That place is in a basement in a flood zone (although once in a 30 years or something flood). Also no parking and might be redzoned in an Earthquake.

You could try Unleash as they subrent cage space from Compass just off Khyber Pass road.





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