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

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Defining Spaces for Physical Elements of Your Data Center

Laying out all of the physical elements of a Data Center is like working on a complicated, three-dimensional jigsaw puzzle. Mechanical equipment, mandatory clearances, walkways, server rows, and miscellaneous obstacles are all pieces that must be interconnected properly for the server environment to function efficiently. Force one piece into the wrong place and others won't fit well, if at all. Data Center layouts are trickier than the hardest puzzle, though. There is no number on the side of the wall saying how many pieces your server environment has or what it must look like when finished. You are just left to fit as many servers, networking devices, and infrastructure elements into ...

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