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

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Acquisitions

Finally, your business might acquire or merge with another company, and in the process end up with one or more additional server environments that are functional but inconsistent with your established Data Centers. The challenge here is deciding how much to change in the interest of standardization.

If your company plans to keep the facility, definitely perform any non-intrusive alterations that can make the server environment more consistent with your other Data Centers. (If the site is going to be released in less than six months, with personnel and equipment transferring to another location, it is probably not worth the time and expense to upgrade the room.) Apply your standard labeling scheme to the room's structured cabling ...

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