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Enterprise Data Center Design and Methodology by Rob Snevely

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Planning for Equipment Layout

The following describes a possible procedure for planning the equipment set-up and utility feeds for the data center.

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Determine what equipment will populate the data center. Based on the project scope (including budget), and working with your capacity planning information, determine what equipment will be connected into the data center. Using your RLUs and capacity planning information, you now have a basis for determining the number of racks needed, as well as their space and utility requirements.
2.
Define RLUs for these racks. Use the information in the previous sections of this chapter to determine RLUs.
3.
Determine maximum utility feeds based on RLUs. Knowing how many RLUs you must accommodate, figure ...

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