The Internet and open communication standards have enabled us to automate the flow of information across distances and between systems. Many activities of low complexity or volatility have now been automated. However, the improvements made are incremental at best, due to an inability to streamline decision-intensive tasks.
There are two basic types of addresses used in Local Area Networking (LAN): logical addresses and physical addresses. Ethernet is the most common LAN and is the example used in this document. Understanding the differences of how the two addresses are used is the focus of this discussion.
Specifying data center density has yet to conform to an established standard within the industry. This paper describes the science and practical application of an improved method for the specification of power and cooling infrastructure for data centers.
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