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

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Chapter 9. Removing Skeletons from Your Server Closet

Not all Data Center projects involve the construction of an all-new server environment. This chapter offers guidance on how to upgrade an existing Data Center that is lacking in space or infrastructure, has been poorly maintained, or can no longer meet your company's hosting needs because of changes in the types of equipment that are to be installed. While the design principles are the same as discussed in prior chapters, this chapter specifically addresses the special challenges of retrofitting a less-than-perfect server environment with the least impact to devices that are already on line. Tips are also provided on how to relocate a Data Center with the least possible disruption and downtime. ...

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