Tier I datacenter in the garage?

keith smith klsmith2020 at yahoo.com
Tue Jun 25 10:02:51 MDT 2013


I like it.  I was toying with the idea of having a friend make a small rack out of angle iron.  
I wonder how many times you will be able to remove and replace any of the screws before you have problems.  

I'd like to hear more.



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Keith Smith

--- On Tue, 6/25/13, Lonnie Olson <lists at kittypee.com> wrote:

From: Lonnie Olson <lists at kittypee.com>
Subject: Re: Tier I datacenter in the garage?
To: "Provo Linux Users Group" <plug at plug.org>
Date: Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 8:51 AM

On Mon, Jun 24, 2013 at 2:41 AM, S. Dale Morrey <sdalemorrey at gmail.com> wrote:
> I would like to stick a rack in my garage and put in some servers so I can
> do what I've been doing with AWS.  That is rapidly prototype a bunch of
> ideas and get some proof of concepts up either to satisfy my own curiosity
> or to show potential customers/clients if any of these ideas actually work
> out.

In a garage environment you may have issues with cooling and
dust,dirt,bugs.  You'd have to make the judgement on the
dust,dirt,bugs issue, though I guess it would probably be just fine.
As far as cooling goes, the summers in Utah can get hot, but in a
shaded garage you'll probably be ok, however you might not get the
longevity you'd expect from a server.  Other options include:
Insulating the garage and cooling the whole room; using some form of
vinyl tent over your rack and cooling that.  As far as a rack go, why
bother getting a fancy rack for a home/garage setup, get a LACK rack
from IKEA (http://wiki.eth0.nl/index.php/LackRack)

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