Introduction

Data Centers are critical environments for companies, and the need to correctly design and manage their physical infrastructure is paramount.

The goal of this book is you becoming familiar with all aspects of a Data Center's physical components so you can best design, manage, support, or work in such a facility. The book is a primer on Data Center infrastructure (power, data cabling, cooling, fire suppression, and so on), a strategy guide for creating a server environment that meets the specific needs of your company, and a diary of Data Center-related experiences—both successes and failures—you can learn from.

Be aware that this book is not about network architecture, Internet/extranet/intranet functions, applications, or other topics ...

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