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

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Good Installation Practices

A fundamental way to protect both the Data Center itself and the servers and networking devices it hosts is equipment installed deliberately and strategically. That is, reduce exposure to accidental downtime by following good installation practices. The sections that follow describe several proven strategies.

Manage Cabinet Space

How someone arranges servers within a Data Center cabinet influences the room's capacity to house equipment, influences cabling density at certain cabinets, and might even affect user safety. If a server environment has limited floor space but ample cooling and weight-bearing ability available, servers should be installed as tightly as possible to maximize how many can fit in to cabinets. ...

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