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server colocation info
server colocation centre (collocation center)
("colo") or carrier hotel is a type
of data center where multiple customers locate
network, server and storage gear and interconnect
to a variety of telecommunications and other
network service provider(s) with a minimum of
cost and complexity.
organizations are recognizing the benefits of
server colocating their mission-critical equipment
within a data centre. Server colocation is becoming
popular because of the time and cost savings
a company can realize as result of using shared
data centre infrastructure. Significant benefits
of scale (large power and mechanical systems)
result in large server colocation facilities,
typically 4500 to 9500 square metres (roughly
50000 to 100000 square feet). With IT and communications
facilities in safe, secure hands, telecommunications,
internet, ASP and content providers, as well
as enterprises, enjoy less latency and the freedom
to focus on their core business.
customers reduce their traffic back-haul costs
and free up their internal networks for other
uses. Moreover, by outsourcing network traffic
to a server colocation service provider with
greater bandwidth capacity, web site access
speeds should improve considerably.
types of server colocation customers are:
* Web commerce companies, who use the facilities
for a safe environment and cost-effective, redundant
connections to the Internet
* Major enterprises, who use the facility for
disaster avoidance, offsite data backup and
* Telecommunication companies, who use the facilities
to interexchange traffic with other telecommunications
companies and access to potential clients
network access point facilities provide server
* 1 Building features
* 2 Physical security
* 3 Power
* 4 Cooling
* 5 Internal connections
* 6 External connections
* 7 External links
A typical server rack, commonly seen in server
A typical server rack, commonly seen in server
* Fire protection systems, including passive
and active design elements, as well as implementation
of fire prevention programs in operations. Smoke
detectors are usually installed to provide early
warning of a developing fire by detecting particles
generated by smoldering components prior to
the development of flame. This allows investigation,
interruption of power, and manual fire suppression
using hand held fire extinguishers before the
fire grows to a large size. A fire sprinkler
system is often provided to control a full scale
fire if it develops. Clean agent fire suppression
gaseous systems are sometimes installed to suppress
a fire earlier than the fire sprinkler system.
Passive fire protection elements include the
installation of fire walls around the space,
so a fire can be restricted to a portion of
the facility for a limited time in the event
of the failure of the active fire protection
systems, or if they are not installed.
* 19-inch racks for data equipment and servers,
23-inch racks for telecom equipment.
* Cabinets and cages for physical access control
over tenants' equipment.
* Overhead cable rack (tray) and fiberguide,
power cables usually on separate rack from data.
* Air conditioning is used to control the temperature
and humidity in the space. ASHRAE recommends
a temperature range of 20–25 °C and humidity
range of 40–60% as optimal for electronic equipment
conditions. The electrical
power used by the electronic equipment is converted
to heat, which is rejected to the ambient air
in the data center space. Unless the heat is
removed, the ambient temperature will rise,
resulting in electronic equipment malfunction.
By controlling the space air temperature, the
server components at the board level are kept
within the manufacturer's specified temperature/humidity
range. Air conditioning systems help control
space humidity within acceptable parameters
by cooling the return space air below the dew
point. Too much humidity and water may begin
to condense on internal components. In case
of a dry atmosphere, ancillary humidification
systems may add water vapor to the space if
the space humidy is too low, which can result
in static electricity discharge problems which
may damage components.
* Low-impedance electrical ground.
* Few, if any, windows.
server colocation centres have high levels of
physical security, and may be guarded continuously.
They may employ closed-circuit television camera.
server colocation facilities require that employees
escort customers, especially if there are not
individual locked cages/cabinets for each customer.
In other facilities, a PIN code or proximity
card access system may allow customers access
into the building, and individual cages/cabinets
have locks. Biometric security measures, such
as fingerprint recognition, voice recognition
and "weight matching", are also becoming
more commonplace in modern facilities.
colocation facilities generally have generators
that start automatically when utility power
fails, usually running on diesel fuel. These
generators may have varying levels of redundancy,
depending on how the facility is built.
do not start instantaneously, so server colocation
facilities usually have battery backup systems.
In many facilities, the operator of the facility
provides large inverters to provide AC power
from the batteries. In other cases, the customers
may install smaller UPSes in their racks.
customers choose to use equipment that is powered
directly by 48VDC (nominal) battery banks. This
may provide better energy efficiency, and may
reduce the number of parts that can fail.
alternative to batteries is a motor generator
connected to a flywheel and diesel engine.
server colocation facilities can provide A and
B power feeds to customer equipment, and high
end servers and telecommunications equipment
often can have two power supplies installed.
colocation facilities are sometimes connected
to multiple sections of the utility power grid
for additional reliability.
operator of a server colocation facility generally
provides air conditioning for the computer and
telecommunications equipment in the building.
The cooling system generally includes some degree
older facilities, the cooling system capacity
often limits the amount of equipment that can
operate in the building, more so than the available
colocation facility owners have differing rules
regarding cross connects between their customers.
These rules may allow customers to run such
connections at no charge, or allow customers
to order such connections for a significant
monthly fee. They may allow customers to order
cross connects to carriers, but not to other
server colocation centres feature a "meet-me-room" where the different carriers housed in the centre
can efficiently exchange data.
peering points sit in server colocation centres.
of the high concentration of servers inside
larger server colocation centres, most carriers
will be interested in bringing direct connections
to such buildings.
many cases there will be a larger Internet Exchange
hosted inside a server colocation centre, where
customers can connect for peering.
colocation facilities generally have multiple
locations for fiber optic cables to enter the
building, to provide redundancy so that communications
can continue if one bundle of cables is damaged.