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Is it important to you for a provider to provide services in multiple locations?

DamianDamian Member
edited July 2012 in Providers

As stated in the title. Adam and I are discussing buying more hardware, and we were contemplating expanding to other locations within the US.

Do you like to buy multiple locations from the same provider, or would you prefer to go with a different company for a different location?

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  • jcalebjcaleb Moderator

    For me, it's more on adding good rep on the provider. Since I prefer having different provider for each location. But if a provider is really good (uptime, trustworthy owners, etc), then I wouldn't mind having the same provider on multiple locations.

  • telephonetelephone Member
    edited July 2012

    @Damian said: Do you like to buy multiple locations from the same provider, or would you prefer to go with a different company for a different location?

    Yes and no. It's always best not to have all your eggs in one basket, but if said basket is an awesome super Mc Fantastic basket, then I don't mind having multiple locations with the same provider.

    Also, I suggest you hold down fort in NY for a bit. You just moved, and while the community is very supportive, you should re-affirm yourself as a great provider in NY before branching out.

  • DamianDamian Member

    @telephone said: Also, I suggest you hold down fort in NY for a bit. You just moved, and while the community is very supportive, you should re-affirm yourself as a great provider in NY before branching out

    Indeedy, we're still having fun, unexpected teething problems with doing remote colo.

  • jarjar Provider

    For me it isn't important that multiple locations are available, but it is important that the location be fitting for the service that it'll be used for, considering the need for a low latency connection for myself or my clients. I'd say two locations is of fair importance for this reason.

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  • krokro Member

    This is how I became to love edis :)

  • jcalebjcaleb Moderator

    If you have multiple loc... you can move customers to another location if one DC is unstable =)

  • namename Member

    Not that important how many DC you have, the service support and uptime is my first concern.

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  • @jcaleb said: you can move customers to another location if one DC is unstable =)

    Location, location, location. People pay for the location!
    If I pay for LA, I don't want to be moved to NY indefinitely. As @jarland stated, I choose providers based on my needs, which most of the time is a location close to the client base.

  • Location for me is important for a few reasons:

    • Latency - being in Australia I'm quite happy for a VPS on the west coast. East coast is too laggy though.
    • Failover - I like having a failover in another DC, doesn't have to be with the same host but makes it easier from a billing POV.
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  • jcalebjcaleb Moderator

    @telephone said: Location, location, location. People pay for the location!

    If I pay for LA, I don't want to be moved to NY indefinitely. As @jarland stated, I choose providers based on my needs, which most of the time is a location close to the client base.

    i mean upon request

  • bamnbamn Disabled

    Can't go wrong with West Coast, Central US and East Coast.

    West = Seattle, LA, Phoenix
    Central = Chicago, Dallas
    East = Atlanta, Charlotte, Virginia/DC, New York, New Jersey

  • rm_rm_ Member
    edited July 2012

    Diverse locations EDIS-style do make sense,

    @Damian said: other locations within the US.

    do not.

  • Seattle or Denver would be great in terms of what I would like to get. Los Angeles, Chicago, and Atlanta would be great in general.

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  • Can't go wrong with West Coast, Central US and East Coast.

    West = Seattle, LA, Phoenix
    Central = Chicago, Dallas
    East = Atlanta, Charlotte, Virginia/DC, New York, New Jersey

    Sure have her relevance, even for the provider itself, ex. showing extra capacity for recover disaster. Two or three locations included EU places is an commercial attractive too.

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  • anishanish Member

    Yes. It matters to me. So that I could setup a fail over system, even if one data center fails altogether.

  • rds100rds100 Member

    @anish you still have a SPOF then - the provider itself. It is better to setup the failover using different providers.

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  • CloudxtnyHostCloudxtnyHost Member, Host Rep

    @Damian personally i'd say for your company right now its very very important to concentrate getting your house in order, including emergency planning etc.

    Once that is done and you've had a period of a few months with DC moves or general trouble you know its the right time to expand.

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  • miTgiBmiTgiB Member

    @fly said: stable > multiple locations.

    stable > *

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  • azizmbazizmb Member

    I agree with many here. Wait a few more months and build yourself more in NY before expanding to more locations. In my opinion, performance(stability/speed) is more important than what locations (or anything else) the provider can offer.

  • prometeusprometeus Member, Provider

    @miTgiB said: stable > *

    +1

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  • I would probably personally use multiple locations depending on what the needs are for my client. For example, an E-Commerce site directed at world-wide traffic would need more resources, perhaps centrally located, while a regionally based site would be more appropriate 'closer to home'.

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  • flyfly Member

    for example, lfcvps expanded to montreal pretty quickly after launching their vps services... obviously their pricing model is a bit higher in addition to their more established shared hosting plan, which may have helped defray the costs of the expansion.

  • CloudxtnyHostCloudxtnyHost Member, Host Rep

    @fly personally I do not know how budget providers can launch into new places so quickly, however it doesn't surprise me that major problems happen when people do things without planning etc.

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