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 ...