[AusNOG] What's Typical Power Density in Colo?

Paul Wilkins paulwilkins369 at gmail.com
Fri May 4 21:38:56 EST 2012

It's pretty easy to do the sums on what an outage will cost you vs the cost
of whatever DR you're implementing.

Paul Wilkins

On Fri, May 4, 2012 at 9:13 PM, John Edwards <john at netniche.com.au> wrote:

> On 03/05/2012, at 8:13 PM, jason andrade wrote:
> > Is it fair to say that expecting 10-15kW in a rack is _not_ something
> > most DCs are interested in doing ?
> <snip>
> >   It's not uncommon for it to be perfectly
> > acceptable to have N+1 aircon but that's not so common say for your
> > primary DC switchboard.. where 2N is much nicer?..
> I think that in an age of cloud computing, clustering technology aimed at
> commodity hardware, and cheap international networks - if your solution
> needs 2N power on a single 15kw rack cooled to 22 degrees with a five-nines
> SLA, you're doing it wrong.
> If you're a datacentre providing this facility to someone willing to pay
> for it - you're doing it right :)
> John
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