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Enterprise Data Center Design and Methodology by Rob Snevely

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Noise Problems

With processors getting faster and disks getting more dense, the cooling requirements in data centers are rising. This means more fans and blowers to move more conditioned air. Noise can be a big problem in some data centers. The use of Command Centers, and devices like network terminal servers that allow remote access to a machine, allow users to work in a less noisy environment. However, you will need to have people in your data center some of the time.

Ear protection should be used in particularly noisy rooms, and might even be required. The installation of noise cancelling equipment is useful but expensive. If people are working remotely most of the time, it might not be worth the cost. Ear protection might be adequate. If ...

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