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Re: an over-the-top data center

  • From: Patrick W. Gilmore
  • Date: Sun Nov 30 20:33:47 2008

On Nov 28, 2008, at 4:04 PM, Jean-François Mezei wrote:

The thing about a carrier hotel is that it cannot be a secret location
since you need to allow various carriers and ISPs to have physical
access to the building so they can install/manage their

The advantage of this swedish data centre is that even if its location
is well known, it is pretty hard to harm the building. You can't run a
truck full of explosives into it for instance.

Unfortunately, you also cannot run your own fiber there, colo equipment there, visit it for any reason, etc.

I was going to say 'this probably hinders customers adoption at NetNod', but I know for a fact the "probably" is superfluous.