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

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Dealing with Obstacles

Unfortunately, infrastructure components are not the only things you have to be concerned with when designing your Data Center. Like it or not, your server environment also unavoidably contains a variety of obstacles. Most are characteristics of the building you are in—oddly shaped floor spaces and support beams, for example. You want your Data Center to be as productive as possible, so your goal when laying out the room is to use obstacles to your benefit when you can and minimize their presence when you cannot.

Irregular Spaces

As much as you strive for a uniform shape for your Data Center, you may find that the room has some uneven walls or dead-end spaces. These can be created by adjacent rooms or immovable building ...

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