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

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service level agreement (SLA)

A contract between a person or group expected to perform a task or service and a customer, specifying the measurable functions and services that are to be provided.

shielded twisted pair (STP)

A cable containing multiple pairs of twisted copper conductors, which are gathered in a single sheath. Individual wires are surrounded by plastic insulation, and each pair is wrapped by a metal braid or foil to shield against electromagnetic interference.

short cycling

In Data Center cooling, when cold air exits an air handler and returns immediately to its intake without mixing with hotter air in the room. Since a handler's temperature sensors are in the return airflow, the unit believes that the room is cooler than it is and ...

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