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Build the Best Data Center Facility for Your Business by Douglas Alger

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Establishing Data Center Design Criteria

Armed with the knowledge of what your clients need and want, the essentials of good Data Center design, and the general infrastructure that a Data Center includes, you are ready to define the final factors driving the design of your server environment. You need to decide upon its scope.

How many layers of infrastructure should your Data Center possess? Will it be the only server environment for your company or one of several? Will the room house production servers and be a business-critical site or contain a minimum of equipment for disaster recovery purposes and serve as a failover location? How long is its initial construction expected to meet your company's needs? And, the bottom line question for many ...

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