Colocation in the US.
drais at atlasta.net
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!)
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