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Re: Colocation in the US.
Robert Sherrard wrote:
I had a data center tour on Sunday where they said that the way they provide space is by power requirements. You state your power requirements, they give you enough rack/cabinet space to *properly* house gear that consumers that much power. If your gear is particularly compact then you will end up with more space than strictly necessary.
It's a good way of looking at the problem, since the flipside of power consumption is the cooling problem. Too many servers packed in a small space (rack or cabinet) becomes a big cooling problem.