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

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Common Problems

Even with seemingly clear instructions and a detailed map of the room, mistakes can and do happen when laying out a Data Center. Some are caused by the room's designer, who fails to specify the placement of an item or doesn't anticipate how some objects in a server room can conflict with one another. Others occur when a contractor misinterprets or simply fails to follow the Data Center design package. The sections that follow describe some common layout-related mistakes to avoid.

The Floor Grid Is Positioned Incorrectly

Misaligning, by just a few inches (centimeters), the Data Center's raised floor from what is shown on the map is a subtle problem with large consequences. Not usually noticed until the entire raised floor and other ...

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