Saturday, October 24, 2009

Dedicated and single server colocation is a dead animal

With sever virtualization quickly being adopted as industry standard it no longer makes sense to colocate unless you are already virtualized with ten or more guest on a host, but this will cost you in power. Today's quad core servers use lots of power so that even if you have a 42u cabinet you will probably only get 7 or 8 server running with drives. For a cabinet in a real data center with n+1 on all systems and a 5 or 6 carrier network blend your cost will probably be around $2250 a month. Can you get it for less? Sure, but what is the facility missing?

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