Colocation in the US.

JC Dill lists05 at
Tue Jan 23 22:11:48 UTC 2007

Robert Sherrard wrote:
> Who's getting more than 10kW per cabinet and metered power from their 
> colo provider?

I had a data center tour on Sunday where they said that the way they 
provide space is by power requirements.  You state your power 
requirements, they give you enough rack/cabinet space to *properly* 
house gear that consumers that much power.  If your gear is particularly 
compact then you will end up with more space than strictly necessary.

It's a good way of looking at the problem, since the flipside of power 
consumption is the cooling problem.  Too many servers packed in a small 
space (rack or cabinet) becomes a big cooling problem.


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