[LINK] Green web servers with netbook components

Bernard Robertson-Dunn brd at iimetro.com.au
Wed May 20 08:50:08 AEST 2009

Adrian Chadd wrote:
> On Tue, May 19, 2009, Bernard Robertson-Dunn wrote:
>> My experience of servers in data centres is that reliability and 
>> availability are very important, hence redundant power supplies, network 
>> connections, SAN connections and separate networks for management and 
>> back-up.
>> PCs and PC motherboards don't really fit into this infrastructure model.
> Only because the infrastructure model that almost all companies these
> days are believing is what came out of the microcomputer industry and
> NOT what has come out of the mainframe computer industry.
The data centre model I am referring to came straight out of the 
mainframe approach to reliability and availability. If you look at 
Cisco's best practice data centre network architectures, redundancy etc 
is at the heart of the solution.

PC thinking does not belong in the data centre.


Bernard Robertson-Dunn
Canberra Australia
brd at iimetro.com.au

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