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

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Summary

Just as it is important to design a Data Center strategically in order to make it productive for your company, so too must you carefully manage it to make it most effective. A poorly designed and mismanaged server environment is confusing to work in, more prone to accidental downtime, might eventually require expensive infrastructure modifications, and holds fewer servers due to inefficient use of the room's space.

It is helpful to have a dedicated Data Center manager position to coordinate the different technologies involved in a server environment, enforce design and operational standards, and actively manage how floor space is allocated.

The first step in managing a Data Center is a decision on how to organize the servers it hosts—by ...

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