I'm very surprised that they are quoting you in Kw... Normally data
centers complain about the amp rating of your equipment, and they quote
accordingly. If you can keep the amps low for the equipment, then it
should be fine. Ask them how many amps you are using compared to how
much they allow.
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From: ilug-bounces at linux.ie [mailto:ilug-bounces at linux.ie] On Behalf Of
Sent: 14 December 2006 06:52
To: David Golden
Cc: ilug at linux.ie
Subject: Re: [ILUG] hosting - yet again !
No, definitely full rack limitation. I asked if there was a single rack
in another part of the building (this is a large data center) which
could take 5 Kw as this is what we would require, but they said we need
to expand to five racks.
David Golden wrote:
> On Wednesday 13 December 2006 20:47, Kevin Brennan wrote:
>>> We currently have a 1/4 of a rack filled and it is drawing 1.38Kw of
>> power, this is 7x1U servers and 2x1U switchs. We are told by our
>> hosting centre (don't want to mention names) we are exceeding the
>> power draw for a full rack
>>>> That seems suspiciously low to qualify as a "full rack". 4x that I
> could understand - though it would indeed still be terribly low for
> the modern world of rack-dense-1U and blade systems, a lot of server
> room designs used to allow for only 5 or 6 kW/rack until relatively
>> - So maybe they meant if you scaled your load up to a full rack you'd
> be exceeding their limit?
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