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Re: Debian Co-location in USA

We run 100% Debian servers here and support Debian directly for our
colocation and dedicated machine customers.

We are based in Dallas Texas USA very near downtown Dallas.

If anyone needs colocations within Texas I'd be willing to offer some
discounts on the colocations and/or dedicated servers if a Debian
admin/developer needs a place to host the machines that understands debian
and can provide the core support including initial setup, recovery, and
basic connectivity (sshd).

Brian Wolfe

> I suggest starting by reselling 1U spaces at a slight premium for the
> Debian support, and making an agreement with the ISP that you can
> convert your customers into a rack at some point.  It doesn't hurt an
> ISP to offer it if they have the capability.  I know a debian friendly
> ISP that I can pitch this to if there is a very experienced Debian
> sysadmin that would like to put up a website offering it at his colo.
> It's not hard to find the ISP's that use free software, and a phone
> call to the head of sales should not be hard to manage.  If you have
> the numbers all worked out, I think you stand a decent chance of
> convincing one or more of them to post it as a product.  It just
> doesn't cost them much to add something to the website and sell it in
> addition to other things, particularly if they are not supporting it.
> What kind of returns could you show an ISP?  I would be glad to help
> with advice or phone calls, etc.
> -Rich
> On Thu, 17 Jul 2003, Russell Coker wrote:
>> The economy is not particularly good right now and many Debian
>> developers
>> don't have as much work as they would like.
>> Maybe this is a good business opportunity for a group of Debian
>> developers in
>> a place such as the Netherlands, Germany, or the US.  There is
>> reasonable
>> profit in hiring hosting space by the rack and renting it out by the 1U.
>> I'm sure that there are some companies who want Debian servers hosted
>> and will
>> be prepared to pay a little extra to have Debian developers run them.
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