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Upgrading and Repairing Servers by Barrie Sosinsky, Mark Edward Soper, Scott Mueller

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Chapter 17 Server Rooms

Server rooms are an essential design component to any successful server deployment. A server room provides shared secure space, environmental monitoring, special connectivity features, cooling, conditioned power, backup power, redundant systems, and many other features that make it easier to run and protect vital systems. Servers can be deployed in closets, small rooms, large rooms, larger rooms, incredibly large rooms the size of football fields, and entire buildings. Depending on your point of view, a small room might be called a server room; somewhere between large and larger rooms and above, people start to call those spaces data centers. These days you can stuff a closet with a dense rack of blade servers, so it is ...

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