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

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Summary

The first step in labeling Data Center infrastructure is a chosen numbering scheme for cabinet locations. One approach is use of a grid pattern that creates coordinates for all floor tile locations; another is server rows numbered sequentially. The first system is more common to Data Centers and can encompass more than just cabinet locations, while the second is likely more intuitive.

Prominently label infrastructure components to help Data Center users find and work with them. Label cable runs at their termination points. Include from/to information, the media type, and the number of ports. Label electrical conduits at their termination points, too. Include circuit information, the type of electrical receptacle, and where in the Data ...

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