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Enterprise Data Center Design and Methodology by Rob Snevely

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Storage

It is often necessary to retain packing materials in case something must be shipped back to the vendor, for example, in the event of a component failure. Since this material can create contaminants, it should be stored in an area with no running computer equipment.

Figure 10-2. Outdoor Storage Sheds

Packing materials can also take up a lot of space, so using expensive raised floor space, or even office space, is probably not a cost-effective solution. You might also need to find economic storage for large quantities of inexpensive equipment, like network cable. On the other hand, expensive equipment and critical spare parts should be stored ...

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