I'm designing a new data center (500 sf, 60 KW, not very big), a new network, maybe new WAN links (currently DS-3 45 Mbps), and probably a new phone system for both the new and existing space. We're working through multiple levels of indirection, so this will be challenging.
- I've done this before, and I like doing this
- I've had a couple of years for research and design, due to various delays
- Tight budget and deadlines.
- Need to minimize operating costs, too
- Big "green" push
I've learned a lot in the last couple of years.
Bottom line: like anything else, lots of vendors out there have "solutions" that make them rich and don't meet our needs, while claiming to be "green".
Details to follow.