[ale] Abraxis and net2Atlanta
terrorpup at gmail.com
Mon Aug 9 15:53:22 EDT 2010
I will be switching some time this week. Mine will be a bit more
painful because I got fider to the house. I got to send it my router
On Mon, Aug 9, 2010 at 3:46 PM, Charles Shapiro <hooterpincher at gmail.com> wrote:
> Welp, he's now my internet provider. We have each others phone
> numbers, so I reckon I'll get personalized service.
> -- CHS
> On Mon, Aug 9, 2010 at 3:18 PM, Ken Price <lists at nettwrek.com> wrote:
>> On Sat, 7 Aug 2010 10:18:08 -0400, Charles Shapiro
>> <hooterpincher at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Just an update. I phoned Abraxis and they assured me that Milt was
>>> legit. This morning I switched my DSL modem over and I'm now a
>>> Net2Atlanta customer.
>> Yeah, he's legit. I hope you have good experiences with Net2Atlanta.
>> I have no experience with their services other than touring their
>> "Marietta NOC" a few years ago when looking for a colo facility in the
>> Marietta area. I feel obligated to share.
>> If applied to a home basement, I'd describe it as a sysadmin's wet
>> dream. It's simply nowhere I'd trust my equipment. It's a rather
>> ghetto three? bedroom, one story house. First you walk up to the front
>> door and there were rusted motherboards and computer parts strewn all
>> over the porch. You walk into the "living room" which is setup as mixed
>> work/office space. It literally looks like a computer junk yard, with
>> 4-5 foot stacks of crap everywhere. You then enter the "datacenter"
>> which at the time was a myriad of telco racks bolted to hardwood floors
>> in two of the bedrooms. Climate control is handled by regular
>> residential window A/C units and it felt musty and >85 degrees. It was
>> so warm, the the back door was propped open allowing all the dust and
>> pollen of the Georgia spring to flow into the house. If you look at the
>> street view at the address below, you can see all the crap on the side.
>> I wish resolution was better to see the rest. My CTO and I left so fast
>> we nearly peeled rubber.
>> Check out the house on Google Maps (address verified on the Net2Atlanta
>> 1546 Rosewood Circle Marietta, GA 30067
>> As far as bandwidth goes, they supposedly have redundant fiber. Like I
>> said, it's a sysadmin's wet dream if it was in his/her basement. While
>> they seem to have expanded a bit in the last three years by partnering
>> with another datacenter?? on the east side, and reselling some Telx
>> space, it still seems to be a 2-3 man operation.
>> I believe most residential services go through this facility. They
>> have two small natural gas generators on the side in case of power
>> failure, but I'd be more worried of a tree falling on the house, it
>> catching fire, or a local hoodlum learning what's inside.
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