offer co-location by providing space, power and a link to the Internet
for their customers' servers. They do not perform maintenance or
troubleshooting, only a repetitive test to make sure the servers
are running. The customer will be notified if the server fails.
Known as a "ping power pipe" arrangement, "ping"
means sending a packet to the server to see if it responds, "power"
is electricity, and "pipe" is the line to the Internet.
distributors and resellers may locate their warehouse within the
PC vendor's facility to improve turnaround time to resellers and