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

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Choosing a Numbering Scheme

A key element of how a Data Center is organized and labeled is what numbering scheme is assigned to the room. It is necessary to number each cabinet location in a server environment for several reasons. At the most basic level, numbering creates a common frame-of-reference for navigating and working in the space. Data Center servers and infrastructure can be assigned specific locations. Telling someone to install a device “at cabinet location 32” is more straightforward and precise than “at the sixth cabinet from the left, in the third row from the door.” Labeling isn't useful only for knowing where to place servers and networking devices; it is equally important to have defined destinations for structured cabling ...

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