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Enterprise Data Center Design and Methodology by Rob Snevely

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Electrostatic Discharge

Electrostatic discharge (ESD) is the rapid discharge of static electricity between bodies at different electrical potentials and can damage electronic components. ESD can change the electrical characteristics of a semiconductor device, degrading or destroying it. It might also upset the normal operation of an electronic system, causing equipment to malfunction or fail.

Today's equipment has a much denser geometry, with thinner, more easily damaged materials. Though changes in design, manufacturing processes, and materials have reduced ESD sensitivity, components can still be damaged if precautions are not taken in the design of the data center and in component handling techniques. The damage can result in catastrophic ...

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