Saturday, February 12, 2011

what is colocation hosting? part 3

Knowing True Capacity: The standard full size colocation cabinet is 42U high, which means it
should fit approximately 40 x 1U servers, however in reality the circuit capacity delivered to the
cabinet and its cooling architecture will define the cabinets maximum occupancy level – as such,
given the compact design and high power demands of enterprise class equipment it is common to run
out of available power or exceed the cooling capabilities before the physical space of a cabinet is fully
If you plan on adding a significant amount of hardware into an established production environment
and are unsure of your available power and cooling, please check with the data center operations
staff. They are equipped to take a reading in real time and advice on resource availability.