Is the iPad the hot new player in the colocation game? The hype and hope surrounding the new tablet PC from Apple is already so high that the appearance of iPadColo.net attracted attention yesterday. The site offers the iPad as a dedicated server, housed in a "world class data center" with up to 64GB of data and, perhaps most importantly, the ability to be the "envy of your friends."
The answer to your question, of course, is "No this is not a real site." It's a clever bit of viral marketing from MacMiniColo, a Las Vegas colocation company, has been hosting Mac minis since their introduction in January 2005. MacMinicolo houses its servers in a Switch Communications data center. The deception is revealed when visitors reach the iPadColo.net signup page. "You weren't really going to sign up were you?" it asks. "We think outside of the box here at Macminicolo, but we're not that crazy."