of September Events
Talk and Tour: Anton (Tony)
Kapela was a fountain of information on the issues
surrounding 5Nine's business of providing IT hosting and
Network Services. He discussed a number of the key
points of operating a high-availability facility.
Some of the key issues for the IT Datacenter Systems
Architecture are Power, Facitities, and Interconnection.
He showed pictures of the current state-of-the-art of
high-end facilities, such as those Google uses, or NetFlix
uses to support video data storage and transmission.
5Nine's customers span a wide range of needs from
something as simple as a virtual host, to a quarter-rack,
to a whole caged-in and blocked off server
farm. He spent a bit of time talking about the power
that a modern data center requires, from the redundant
power inputs, to levels of UPS support and backup.
While a large amount of power goes into the datacenter, a
lot of heat must leave the data center, requiring a lot of
facility air conditioning. The data communications
link bandwidth requirements are amazing, especially in the
evening hours when the large majority of bandwidth goes to
supporting video transmission, mostly due to