Colocation in the US.

david raistrick drais at
Tue Jan 23 22:24:07 UTC 2007

On Tue, 23 Jan 2007, JC Dill wrote:

> 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

"properly" is open for debate here.  It just mean their facility isn't 
built to handle the power-per-square-foot loads that were being asked 

It's possible to have a facility built to properly power and cool 10kW+ 
per rack.   Just that most colo facilties aren't built to that level.

> 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.

Problem yes, but one that is capable of being engineered around (who'd 
have ever though we could get 1000Mb/s through cat5, after all!)

david raistrick
drais at   

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