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Re: Colocation in the US.
On Tue, 23 Jan 2007, JC Dill 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
"properly" is open for debate here. It just mean their facility isn't built to handle the power-per-square-foot loads that were being asked about.
It's possible to have a facility built to properly power and cool 10kW+ per rack. Just that most colo facilties aren't built to that level.
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.
Problem yes, but one that is capable of being engineered around (who'd have ever though we could get 1000Mb/s through cat5, after all!)
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