• Data Center planning and design resources

    Does anyone know of a site or have plans they can share for data center layout. Looking to get some ideas on rack spacing, fire suppression locations, security  etc.

    JimmyIT1,725 pointsBadges:
  • Metric floor loading calculations

    If the building floor loading is 3 kpa and the equipment is 2,000 kg (950 x 600 mm), and is located in a computer room with raised floor environment, can the building and environment support that 2,000 kg equipment?

  • data centre standards

    I'm looking for Data Centre Specifications for Next Generation Data Centres; Physical & Virtual design considerations

    DerekP5 pointsBadges:
  • Open IT Forum: What to consider when building a data center?

    What are some of the key factors the enterprise should consider when building a data center that can last? We'd love to hear stories from your own experience, or see lists of your own must-haves when it comes to a new data center. Share your thoughts and we'll share 100 Knowledge Points!

    MelanieYarbrough6,345 pointsBadges:
  • Open IT Forum: What data center fads should be avoided?

    There's always something new and improved, especially in something as complex as a data center. What are some recent technologies you've seen that strike you more as fads rather than essential additions to the data center? Share your opinion, and we'll share 75 Knowledge Points!

    MelanieYarbrough6,345 pointsBadges:
  • Open IT Forum: What are some creative ways to cool a data center?

    Whether it's a nearby natural water source or a unique rack design, share your ideas for creative ways to cool a data center right here, and we'll share 50 Knowledge Points! When you leave your idea in the dicussion section, cast your vote on the best idea of the bunch! The winner gets a free...

    MelanieYarbrough6,345 pointsBadges:
  • Class 3 SEAP approved Data cabinets?

    Hi, I wonder of any of you could help me. I need to find a manufacturer that makes Class 3 SEAP approved Data cabinets? Can anyone help?

    NewnanIT1,110 pointsBadges:
  • Enterprise Solution

    I am researching the following for an all Windows Servers: I need a toolset that will enable me to quickly (within a few minute) determine the root cause of an outage AND proactively monitor performance of all applications to respond to potential service interruption issues. Some pain points...

    Dawood1235 pointsBadges:
  • Open IT Forum: What’s your list of considerations when developing a data center?

    What considerations or checklist would you provide to someone creating a data center for the enterprise? From cooling and racks to data retirement policies and security, what are some of the concerns that a developer can’t afford to overlook?

    MelanieYarbrough6,345 pointsBadges:
  • Colocation Data Center Information

    can anybody tell me what a good policy is for determining the appropriate cost model for a colocation facility?  I have heard companies charging per RU and others charge per KW, and yet others charge on what sort of bandwidth you require.  Just looking for some sort of guidance and maybe a range...

    rtopping15 pointsBadges:
  • minimum height recommended for data center?

    Hello All, Could any one tell me what is the minimum height required for the raised floor? we are using DX (down flow) CCU's.

    Rajutp5 pointsBadges:
  • Data center cooling solutions

    What do you think is the most power-efficient data center cooling setup? What kind of setup do you implement in your data center? Are there ways you would like to improve it; how?

    JennyMack4,280 pointsBadges:
  • new data centers

    where can I find large data centers with heavy power?

    Brspiral5 pointsBadges:
  • Data center power design

    Our Data center has a 10,000A (6.5 MVA @220/380V, 60 Hz) rated capacity parallelling switchgear to supply critical load. However, the demand load is calculated @ 7.8 MVA. Our Electrical Consultant recommended a 4-2000KVA capacity prime generator, single paralleling digital switchgear(PSG). My...

  • Data Center Builds

    Does anyone have any ideas on how to get involved with build outs for data centers from a telecom perspective. My company is looking for opportunities to build out our network but I need to be able to present them with the scenario. I realize this might sound like a "sales" message or "Promotional"...

    Lejoneric0 pointsBadges:
  • MS Project of Data Center Build/Move

    Does anyone have a suggestion or an example of building a data center or NOC in MS Project? - Larry

    LShack10725 pointsBadges:
  • Basics for Data Center planning

    Would like to learn all what is related to data center planning, management, design, operations, etc. What kind of documents, book, career path should I follow if I'd like to be in this kind of business. Thanks in advanced

    Cidruid5 pointsBadges:
  • Data Center Migration

    Planing for moving the data centre to a new location and moving some of them as is and build new ones. so Need a document which covers every thing in terms of planning design implement and cut over.

    VJWBMDC5 pointsBadges:
  • HFC 125 vs FM 200 performance

    A SearchDataCenter reader wrote in with this question: What is the difference in the performace of hfc227 compared with HFC 125 in the same application? What are the disadvantages of HFC 125 compared to HFC227(FM200)?

    Leah Rosin575 pointsBadges:
  • best practices in racking switches in a data center

    In a hot aisle/cold aisle floor design, best practices are not to mix the hot air with the cold air. I am using blanking panels, floor grommets, everything that I've learned over the years in managing data centers to get the optimal cooling from my CRAC units. One question I have relateing to...

    Start505 pointsBadges:

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