--On Monday, February 24, 2003 11:02 AM -0500 Blaise de Cormeilles
> Question: how does someone looking for hosting figure out a) which Tier
> 1 providers are reputable (obviously, XO, Verio, Level 3, and C&W are
> right out), and protect against their Tier 2 provider switching to one
> of them? (And changing your host provider is not a simple procedure...)
Actually, the trick is to pick a hoster who has *more than one* Tier 1
provider, with load balancing/failover among them.
If you can't do that, you may need to build a couple of redundant sites at
T2's using different T1's, and do your own load balancing/failover.