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IST 346 Chapter 6 Data Centers
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Data Centers What is a datacenter? Page 129, “ a data center is a place where you keep machines that are a shared resource” Other terms that basically mean the same thing Server room Machine room Server closet Many things that make a data center more than just another room where computers run
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Data Centers To get the benefits on a good server room, you don’t need to “build-it-yourself” $100 - $400 per square foot to build Rent space from a hosting company This is known as a “co-location Facility” Rent ‘services’ from a hosting company such as RackSpace.com or peer1.com where they provide you the CPU, memory, disk (I/O) and networking. Remember from last week, you don’t care about the physical server, just the service running on it. If the service is up, what’s what matters.
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Major Components to a Data Center What makes a data center more than just a closet with a bunch of servers? 1. Location 2. Access 3. Security 4. Power, Cooling, Humidity 5. Fire Suppression 6. Racks 7. Cable Management 8. Communications 9. Console Access 10.Workbench 11.Tools, parts, etc.
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Location Where is your data center going to be located? How many do you need? Large multi-national corporations may have many with one acting as a primary and others as a backup May run data centers concurrently as to balance load and provide immediate fail-over Smaller companies or educational institutions may have many, one for each college, or a few for the entire university May be placed ‘strategically’ around the university or around the area (CNY) as to minimize expense. Even the best data centers with redundant power, cooling, etc. can fall victim to a contactor with a backhoe or excavating equipment.
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Location If your area is susceptible to flooding, don’t put your data center in the basement. “One company I’ve read about has
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