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

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Equipping a Data Center

The design principles in this book call for making a Data Center robust, flexible, modular, standardized, and intuitive to use. Stocking a server environment with carefully chosen consumable items and tools can significantly reinforce those qualities. Data Center consumables are the everyday materials needed by system administrators and network engineers to make their equipment function. Server cabinets, patch cords, and adapters fall into this category. Data Center tools are convenience items that, although not strictly necessary to bring a server or networking device on line, make it much easier to get work done in a server environment that has them. Pallet jacks, power tools, and tile lifters are good examples.

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