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SAP Planning: Best Practices in Implementation by George W. Anderson

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Data Center Physical Requirements

Physical requirements mean different things to different people. In the context of building your data center, I could go into minute details regarding actual construction of the facility, for example. In such case, physical requirements would exist with regard to the following:

  • Physical construction materials and related factors (fire codes, weight-bearing members for roof-mounted AC/Environmental Units, load-rating factors for the raised floor construction, cable risers or trays, and so on).

  • Location (avoid the first floor or top floor of buildings, and avoid flood zones, areas where access may be limited in terms of single stairs, elevators, roads, and so on).

  • Environmental systems (cooling, heating, humidity ...

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