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

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In-Room Power

Designing the in-room portion of your Data Center's electrical infrastructure includes deciding what components to use to deliver power to your servers and networking devices. Electrical infrastructure elements include the following:

  • Power distribution units

  • Circuit breaker panels

  • Electrical conduits

  • Wiring configurations

You must also choose how to route, terminate, and label the components.

Pre-wire cabinet locations in your Data Center with power receptacles. Managing a room with pre-installed infrastructure is much easier than running new electrical conduits every time a new server arrives. While this practice adds to the initial cost of the Data Center, it is less disruptive and potentially less expensive in the long run, too. ...

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