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

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Essential Signage

All of the labeling practices mentioned to this point are aimed at providing information to Data Center users so they understand how the room that they are working in is organized—where structured cabling and electrical conduits run to and from, for instance. With this understanding, they can use the server environment's infrastructure effectively and efficiently.

As necessary as that labeling is, it is even more important to label any Data Center infrastructure that potentially involves user safety. Typically this encompasses a room's fire suppression and electrical systems.

Fire Alarm Instructions

As outlined in Chapter 8, “Keeping It Cool,” a typical Data Center can possess up to three automated elements for detecting and ...

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