Chapter 7. Data Center Multilayer Infrastructure Design

A data center is home to the computational power, storage, and applications that support an enterprise business. The data center infrastructure is central to the IT architecture, from which all content is sourced or passes through. It is critical to properly plan the data center infrastructure design, and to carefully consider performance, resiliency, and scalability.

Data center design should also address flexibility to enable quickly deploying and supporting new services. Designing a flexible architecture that efficiently supports new applications can provide a significant competitive advantage. Such a design requires solid initial planning and thoughtful consideration of port density, ...

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