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Enterprise Data Center Design and Methodology by Rob Snevely

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Chapter 6. Implementing a Raised Floor

“Consent upon a sure foundation.”

Lord Bardolph in Henry IV, Part II by William Shakespeare

The purpose of a raised floor is to channel cold air from the HVAC units and direct it up where it's needed to cool equipment, act as an out-of-the-way area to route network and power cables, and act as a framework for equipment grounding. It also provides a sure foundation for data center equipment.

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