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

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Summary

You must accurately size your Data Center so that it effectively meets your company's server hosting needs for the coming years. A server environment that's too small causes you to rapidly run out of hosting capacity and to invest more time and money creating additional server space. A server environment that's too large wastes money, both on initial construction and ongoing operational expenses. Both are inefficient.

Sizing your Data Center is a complex task, influenced by how many people it supports, how many and what kind of servers it hosts, and how you want to deploy the room's infrastructure components. Many businesses devote the smallest area possible to house their servers, because the limited space is less expensive to build ...

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