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

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Under-Floor Installation

In an under-floor installation, a system of horizontal and vertical bars is mounted on the Data Center's true floor, creating an elevated grid in which flat panels are placed. This creates a raised floor surface, under which structured cabling, electrical conduits, and cooled air may be routed. Sprinkler piping and leak detection infrastructure might be located here as well.

Structured cabling and electrical infrastructure typically terminates in the subfloor below each server cabinet location in multimedia data boxes and power receptacles that are either free-standing or incorporated into raceways under the Data Center server rows. Alternatively, infrastructure can be routed through pre-made openings in the raised floor ...

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