an over-the-top data center

Andrew D Kirch trelane at
Mon Dec 1 03:19:05 UTC 2008

Patrick W. Gilmore wrote:
> On Nov 28, 2008, at 4:04 PM, Jean-François Mezei wrote:
>> The thing about a carrier hotel is that it cannot be a secret location
>> since you need to allow various carriers and ISPs to have physical
>> access to the building so they can install/manage their
>> servers/routers/switches.
>> The advantage of this swedish data centre is that even if its location
>> is well known, it is pretty hard to harm the building. You can't run a
>> truck full of explosives into it for instance.
> Unfortunately, you also cannot run your own fiber there, colo
> equipment there, visit it for any reason, etc.
> I was going to say 'this probably hinders customers adoption at
> NetNod', but I know for a fact the "probably" is superfluous.

Fault free datacenters include neither people, nor computers, nor
connectivity, nor HVAC,  nor electricity.  If you can eliminate those
things you will have a 100% uptime datacenter.


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