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

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Final Note

The purpose of all Data Center labeling and signage is to inform people how to properly use the room's infrastructure, either for their physical safety or simply so they can get their server up and running. Always make wording on signage unambiguous and easy to understand. Assume that it is going to be read by someone who is unfamiliar with the Data Center and the particular infrastructure component that the labeling pertains to. If your Data Center is in a region where multiple languages are used, consider printing signs in several dialects.

Would a visitor to your server environment know what to do in an emergency, based solely on the posted signage? How about if they had only seconds to react, perhaps to evacuate the room or pause ...

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