[rescue] E250 rack-mount

Bill Bradford mrbill at mrbill.net
Thu Jul 14 16:13:52 CDT 2005

On Thu, Jul 14, 2005 at 10:44:57AM -0500, Mike Parson wrote:
> Quite a few jobs back, I worked for a large ISP here in Austin, we
> did big colo stuff (even had Deja.com for a while).  We got bought
> by a telco that wanted to build bigger and better colo facilities.

Is this the same one that I used to work for as well?

> We insisted that the way we'd been doing it was what our customers had
> wanted, not a single customer had ever come in asking for what they
> wanted to build.  We talked them down to doing just 1/4 of the space
> as relay racks, one row of -48V DC, and raised floor.  The only people
> using the DC power were the other telcos that were puting in their gear
> to serve up T1s and T3s.  The last time I was in that facility (just
> over a year ago), they were down to 2 rows of relay racks, the rest was
> 4 post enclosures.

Even in the back room "behind" the customer colo?  Thats the only place
I remember any relay racks, unless you count the ones with flat shelves on
them near where the iOpener stuff used to be.  That was ~2.5 years ago 


bill bradford
houston, texas

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