Routers in Data Centers

Chris Adams cmadams at
Sun Sep 26 15:26:59 UTC 2010

Once upon a time, Joel Jaeggli <joelja at> said:
> On Sep 25, 2010, at 9:05, Seth Mattinen <sethm at> wrote:
> >>> 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.
> Bakplanes make direct front to back cooling hard. non-modular platforms can do it just fine however.

There are servers and storage arrays that have a front that is nothing
but hot-swap hard drive bays (plugged into backplanes), and they've been
doing front-to-back cooling since day one.  Maybe the router vendors
need to buy a Dell, open the case, and take a look.

The server vendors also somehow manage to make an empty case that costs
less than $10,000 (they'll even fill it up with useful stuff for less
than that).

Chris Adams <cmadams at>
Systems and Network Administrator - HiWAAY Internet Services
I don't speak for anybody but myself - that's enough trouble.

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