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Re: rack power question

  • Date: Mon Mar 31 09:15:19 2008

Do not forget physical security (including, but not limited to, access control & surveillance -- different logs, videos, and people to control), local/municipal/state laws and regulations (e.g. fire control standards), personnel to manage all that sites (even third-party)... IMHO too much administrative burden. :-(


Marlon Borba, CISSP, APC DataCenter Associate
Técnico Judiciário - Segurança da Informação
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Practically no IT system is risk free.
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>>> "vijay gill" <[email protected]> 31/03/08 2:27 >>>
On Sun, Mar 23, 2008 at 2:15 PM, <[email protected]> wrote:

> Given that power and HVAC are such key issues in building
> big datacenters, and that fiber to the office is now a reality
> virtually everywhere, one wonders why someone doesn't start
> building out distributed data centers. Essentially, you put
> mini data centers in every office building, possibly by
> outsourcing the enterprise data centers. Then, you have a
> more tractable power and HVAC problem. You still need to
> scale things but it since each data center is roughly comparable
> in size it is a lot easier than trying to build out one
> big data center.

Latency matters. Also, multiple small data centers will be more expensive
than a few big ones, especially if you are planning on average load vs peak
load heat rejection models.