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Colocation Services for UCSD

Our 19,000 square foot climate controlled, secure machine room is available to house equipment for UCSD researchers and staff. The facility is described on the SDSC Colocation Datacenter overview page.

Basic service includes (per RU):

  • 208V power connection(s)
  • 1-10+ Gb copper/fibre networking (NGN covered where eligible)
  • SDSC/UCSD IP DNS registration
  • SDSC Datacenter biometric access

***SDSC supports many other configurations. Please contact us if you have additional needs.

A rack unit, or U, is a unit of measure used to describe the height of device intended for mounting in a in a 19-inch rack or a 23-inch rack (refers to width of rack). One rack unit is 44.45 mm (1.75 in) high. One rack unit is commonly designated as "1U"; similarly, 2 rack units are "2U" and so on. The size of a piece of rack mounted equipment is usually described as a number in "U". One rack unit is also sometimes referred to as "1RU"; most server racks have 42 U of height (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rack_unit ).

For more information please contact services@sdsc.edu