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Enterprise Data Center Design and Methodology by Rob Snevely

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Purpose of Rack Location Units

The job of planning the data center is one of balancing. You will add equipment, modify the in-feeds based on the equipment, find the limits to the feeds, reevaluate the equipment population or configuration, find that the budget has changed, then reevaluate equipment and resources.

The Rack Location Unit (RLU) system is a completely flexible and scalable system that can be used to determine the equipment needs for a data center of any size, whether 100 or 100,000,000 square feet. The system can be used whether you are designing a data center that will be built to suit, or using a predefined space. The RLU determinations are a task of the design process and can determine whether or not the space is adequate to fulfill ...

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