[rescue] E250 rack-mount

Mike Parson mparson at bl.org
Thu Jul 14 16:17:08 CDT 2005

On Thu, Jul 14, 2005 at 04:13:52PM -0500, Bill Bradford wrote:
> 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?

The very same, a name change or dozen before. =)

>> 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 though.

Almost forgot about that room. =)

I was talking about the main room, still in the raised floor area,
back-left corner as you walk in from the reception area.  Each rack was
divided into 3 or 4 sections by the shelving.

Michael Parson
mparson at bl.org

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