Physical Colocation

Skyway West offers three colocation choices in Vancouver with direct connections to Skyway’s network: limited space in the 555 West Hastings Street “Meet Me Room” for those interconnecting with other ISPs, entry-level colocation at 200 Burrard (Waterfront Centre) and state-of-the-art facilities at 1050 West Pender (Cologix).

All facilities use multi-homed IP addresses that transit through Telus, Bell Canada, Centurylink (formerly Level3), Hurricane Electric and Cogent, and peer with many providers through VANIX (e.g., BC Net, Shaw) and other exchanges. Multi-homed IP addresses automatically route traffic through whichever provider offers the shortest distance to/from your location. As a result servers hosted on Skyway’s network are closer to your customers across North America, Europe and Asia and experience less latency and jitter than servers outside our network.

Colocation in our network core at 555 West Hastings is provided in the building’s Meet Me Room. This building is the center of Internet activity in Western Canada, offering the best connectivity options to the United States, Asia and 50 other BC ISPs through VANIX. Our interconnection space is intended for switches and servers requiring a direct connection to other ISPs, our network and customer base. Space is limited and is sold in 1U increments.

Elevators are locked off to the public after hours, sign-in is required with on-site security, and there are cameras throughout the building. Supervised access must be arranged beforehand. We recommend customers use switches, or servers requiring little maintenance and managed remotely.

We recommend the use of IPMI devices with secure passwords and IP based Access Control lists. We can arrange an extra Ethernet port and IP Address for IPMI purposes.

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HASTINGS Colocation services include:

100 or 1000 Mbps Network port (upgradeable to 10000 Mbps)
5 Usable Static IPs transferable between services and locations
Email Accounts 10 Free, including Spam and Virus protection
Domain Name Hosting up to 3 domain names
Control Panel secure web access to monitor network health and manage Domain Names and email accounts. Includes service alerts, usage reports and traffic analysis
Industry-best Skyway West Support

Our 200 Burrard facility is on the 2nd Floor of the Waterfront Centre at Burrard and Cordova, across from the Vancouver Convention Centre. Colocation here is for customers who may not need full cage space but require excellent security and the comfort of knowing their Internet servers are accessible to them on demand. Customers have 24/7 access using a card key and pin pad. There is a “smart elevator system” which prevents access to any floor but the one your card is keyed for. A cargo elevator is also available. This is a Triple A building, with a 100% uptime record since it opened in 2000.

Customer supplies and manages their own switch, firewall, servers and server backup.

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BURRARD Colocation services include:

100 Mbps Network port (upgradeable to 1000 Mbps)
5 Usable Static IPs transferable between services and locations
Email Accounts 10 Free, including Spam and Virus protection
Domain Name Hosting up to 3 domain names
Control Panel secure web access to monitor network health and manage Domain Names and email accounts. Includes service alerts, usage reports and traffic analysis
Industry-best Skyway West Support

1050 West Pender is for customers who require at least a full cage of space, the highest security, a state-of-the-art work environment and colo space optimized for cooling and energy efficiency. Customers have 24/7 attendant controlled access monitored by camera. Visitors are accounted for by a body scan during entry and exit.

The site is extremely green, minimizing your carbon footprint. It is designed for ultra-efficiency, enabling the outside climate to cool the data centre for most of the year. 1055 West Pender is directly connected by a low latency fibre ring to the Skyway network core six blocks away at 555 West Hastings. This building is the center of Internet activity in Western Canada with the best connectivity options to the United States, Asia and 50 other BC ISPs through VANIX. Customers can also buy Internet transit (by Mbps) from Skyway in this facility.

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Skyway guarantees all colocation customers 100% uninterrupted transit to the Internet. If transit to the Internet becomes unavailable, Skyway will refund the customer an amount equal to one day of the customer’s pro-rated recurring monthly charges during the month the interruption took place.

If transit to the Internet is unavailable for a cumulative period exceeding one hour, the customer will receive an additional refund of one day of the pro-rated recurring monthly charges for each additional hour, or portion thereof, of transit unavailability. All refund calculations will be based on unavailability in one-hour increments.

The SLA does not cover outages caused by equipment and/or events not under the direct control of Skyway or caused by individuals not directly employed by Skyway. This SLA does not cover outages due to scheduled or emergency network and/or facility maintenance, which will be broadcast to all customers in advance.

Any and all refunds to a customer will not exceed 35% of the customer’s recurring monthly charges for the month in which the refund is paid.

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