Today marks a milestone for my company, Endosys. We completed our move from Level 3 colo facilities to our new office. Endosys had used Level 3 services for over 4 years. During that time, Endosys transitioned from simple web hosting to reselling colo space to managed services.
We got into Level 3 because I had worked for a previous company that was one of Level 3's first customers in that particular colo facility. Some folks I talked to thought that the service we were paying for at Level 3 was overpriced and could be found elsewhere for less cost. So with Victoria and Joshua's help, we researched the offerings that were available elsewhere. We discovered that the price was not only competitive, it was also the best service available for that price.
The move into Level 3 was one of my proudest moments as one of the founders of Endosys. Prior to that, we had been building our company by setting up servers and running DSL or T1 lines in our homes. We started Endosys as an Internet and Ecommerce consulting company. When I found that I needed more experience building and running high availability web services, we moved into web hosting. Shortly thereafter, I got a work as a remote system administrator for one of my brother's client. (My brother was running a web design firm called Faktory Studios at the time.) This client was running an up and coming custom tshirt company. Since they had large aspirations, they agreed to a significant infrastructure setup with Endosys at Level 3. In June of 2003, Endosys moved it's services into the Level 3 facility.
Since the move, Endosys has transitioned from a web hosting company to a services company and now has come back full circle to offer Internet, Ecommerce and Business consulting.
What a challenge it's been to move all the hardware and services!