Routers in Data Centers

Seth Mattinen sethm at
Sat Sep 25 16:05:29 UTC 2010

On 9/24/10 5:28 PM, Alex Rubenstein wrote:
>> While this question has many dimensions and there is no real
>> definition of either I suspect that what many people mean when they
>> talk about a DC routers is:
>>From the datacenter operator prospective, it would be nice if some of these vendors would acknowledge the need for front-to-back cooling. I mean, it is 2010.

Well, if you look at the hardware it's dead obvious: airflow goes across
the linecards. Nexus 7k 10-slot has front bottom to back top airflow
because it uses vertically oriented cards.


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