an over-the-top data center

Daniel Golding dgolding at
Tue Dec 2 16:54:24 UTC 2008

On Nov 28, 2008, at 8:34 AM, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:

> (No, I don't know if it's real or not.)
> 		--Steve Bellovin,

It has become de rigeur in some parts of the colocation and wholesale  
datacenter space to have a media puff-piece done on your new  
datacenter. Typically, that puff-piece is full of hyperbole and  
contains lots of power and efficiency numbers that don't add up. The  
tech media is a willing participant and, while they don't know any  
better, they don't make the effort to pick up the phone and ask  
someone who might know a bit more than they do.

The classier datacenter providers generally don't do this stuff. For  
one thing, its an absolute waste of time - it generates a lot of  
worthless and time wasting leads for your sales force.

Daniel Golding

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