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

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Chapter 4. Laying Out the Data Center

This chapter explains how to efficiently arrange all elements of a Data Center during the design phase, from large infrastructure objects to buffer zones to server rows. The chapter addresses how various server layouts affect the amount of floor space that rows occupy, what the best way is to lay out a room when dealing with super heavy equipment, and how to accommodate unavoidable obstacles. Finally, the chapter explains where to place essential Data Center infrastructure controls and what layout-related problems to watch for and avoid.

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