NANOG Digest, Vol 43, Issue 53

Coy Hile coy.hile at
Fri Aug 12 20:52:12 CDT 2011

> Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2011 20:49:48 -0400
> From: Alex Rubenstein <alex at>
> I am in the process of building a house. I designed a room that can accommodate three 24 x 36 inch cabinets or four post racks. I will likely install a APC 2200 watt UPS in the bottom of two of the racks, and the third will be a cross-connect field, patch panels, etc.
> The room will have a small, ductless ac unit, maybe a ton or a little more, which should be good for about 3 to 5 kw of load.
> The house is backed up by a 48 kw genset with an auto transfer switch.
> The weakness will be only one provider of connectivity.

Damn, and people claim I'm nuts!

You know, you could go whole hog and multihome.

I've got 1 cabinet and 1 two-post rack in the basement.  I'm also
building out a small patch panel in a closet on the second floor.

That way, I don't have to do so many home-runs from the wall ports in
the living spaces back down to the basement.


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