On Fri, Apr 13, 2012 at 10:26 AM, Edward Ned Harvey
>> From: Paul Beltrani [mailto:spamgrinder@gmai...]
>> Sent: Friday, April 13, 2012 9:59 AM
>> I expect you've considered this, but for the thread, is there a reason
>> you've ruled out one of the cloud providers? i.e. Is it a requirement
>> that there be physical hardware which you own and install?
>> If not, I've had good experiences with both Amazon Web Services
>> http://aws.amazon.com/ and Slicehost (Rackspace)
>> http://slicehost.com/ >
> I use RS and AWS plenty, haven't used slicehost... So I'm certainly
> familiar with the cloud service offerings.
> Present situation is like this: I have a new client, who represents one
> half of a failed partnership, that is ending on sensitive but peaceful
> terms. Unfortunately, the servers are being hosted from the other guy's
> basement. Without incurring the typical 3-6 week leadtime of installing a
> network, we need to move those servers to neutral (and secure and
> accessible) territory. A brief interruption of service while moving
> physical servers is acceptable. Leaving the service down more than a few
> hours is unacceptable.
> The servers contain medical and personal information, so that might be a
> legal obstacle in terms of considering any cloud services.
I can understand the the data sensitivity concerns. Again, for the
thread, there are people doing HIPAA compliant projects on AWS.
However I can see where this isn't the best fit for the problem you
I'm sorry I don't have a better suggestion. The only CoLo I have
current experience with doesn't lease space at the cabinet level.