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

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Sizing the Data Center

Nothing has a greater influence on a Data Center's cost, lifespan, and flexibility than its size—even the Data Center's capability to impress clients. Determining the size of your particular Data Center is a challenging and essential task that must be done correctly if the room is to be productive and cost-effective for your business. Determining size is challenging because several variables contribute to how large or small your server environment must be, including:

  • How many people the Data Center supports

  • The number and types of servers and other equipment the Data Center hosts

  • The size that non-server areas should be depending upon how the room's infrastructure is deployed

Determining Data Center size is essential because ...

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