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Re: European equivalent of Equinix?

  • From: Fearghas McKay
  • Date: Tue May 20 10:02:06 2003

At 15:18 +0200 20/5/03, Frank Louwers wrote:
>On Tue, May 20, 2003 at 02:09:13PM +0100, Stephen J. Wilcox wrote:
>> Theres a lot of neutral centres but watch out, many are not that well fibred
>> out.. make sure you have the carriers there that you need. Also keep an
>>eye out
>> for someone who's stable .. a few have gone bankrupt and others may
>>still follow
>> and unlike in the US when a company goes bankrupt theres no safety net
>>ch11, its
>> just switch off and asset sale.
>Depends on the country. Here in Belgium, there exists a
><lang="nl">gerechtelijk akkoord</lang="nl">, which is about the same as
>ch11, but the conditions are more strict. A year long "gerechtelijk
>akkoord" would be impossible, and you need to have a restructuring plan
>BEFORE you ask such a thing.

Likewise in the UK - there is administrative receivership, the company is
handed over to  the accountants who attempt to sell/resucitate the business.

However an indication of where you want to be in Europe would help people
advise you.

If peering is important has a peering
matrix showing which ASs appear at which of the 28 member exchange points.
There are also maps and lists of IXPs to help you choose a location.