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

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Raised Floor Components

If you choose to use a raised floor system in your Data Center, there are several elements that you must specify as part of its design. These include:

  • Floor height

  • Mechanisms for bringing in equipment

  • Weight-bearing capacity

  • Types and numbers of floor tiles

  • Instructions for terminating infrastructure

  • Other subfloor details

Floor Height

Data Center raised floors vary significantly in height from one facility to another. The ideal elevation for your particular floor depends upon several factors:

  • Size and shape of the server environment

  • How much equipment it contains

  • How much cold air you want to channel in to the space

  • How much infrastructure is routed under the floor

Except for that last detail, all of the factors are tied directly ...

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