• 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:
  • Floor for data center

    We have 3 floored building and required to position data center in one of the floors. Which is the right floor for data center?

    G010 pointsBadges:
  • Designing FM200 gas suppression system — retrofit

    A SearchDataCenter.com reader wrote in to follow up with the Ask the Expert Question Regarding Halon or FM2000. With regards to the FM200 gas suppression system, how do we go about designing the space to accomodate the gas cylinders as well as the reticulation of pipes. I understand that it depends...

    Leah Rosin575 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:
  • Opinion of ceiling tiles in a data center

    What is your opinion on ceiling tiles in the data center? We are building new facilities and there have been questions regarding the usefulness of a drop ceiling in the data center. Other than reducing the cost of gas fire suppression, are there other reasons a drop ceiling should be used? Assume...

    JimmyIT1,725 pointsBadges:
  • High humidity in the Data Center. Any advice?

    We are having an issue with humidity levels of 65% in our Data Center. I know we should be below 55% but I was wondering if our level will really hurt the equipment. Do i need to replace my overhead coolers or can I live with this? Thanks

    ITKE352,420 pointsBadges:
  • Connecting a machine to all systems in datacenter over TCP/IP

    We want to connect one keyboard, mouse and monitor to all systems in our datacenter. We want to do this over tcp/ip and not run a lot of cables. What equipment will facilitate this?

    NewnanIT1,110 pointsBadges:
  • Open IT Forum: What are some of the inexpensive or high-impact green tactics for a data center today?

    With power costs increasing significantly, more hardware per rack creating more heat and using more power and cooling solutions, it seems that power rather than space seems to be the limiter amongst data centers. What are your suggestions for reducing power consumption? What are you doing to make...

    MelanieYarbrough6,345 pointsBadges:
  • Data center network design

    Regarding to data network design where we should categorize port allocation table. Can it be or shall be included in design phase? Do we have standard for network design? If we do, what is the criteria to segregating active and passive port from structured cabling? References would be helpful.

  • 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:
  • Data Center Relocation Planning Resources

    I'm looking for Data Center Relocation planning resources; books, white papers, WBS, project plans, etc. can I get some recommendations?

    Pain&Progress5 pointsBadges:
  • Fire suppression system for server room

    Can you give me a lead to someone in San Jose area that does install of Novec 1230 or FM-200 systems for very low prices mentioned on website? A figure of $2.50 per square ft is mentioned.  I have been quoted prices in area of $35.00 per square foot.  Why?

    Mike41175 pointsBadges:
  • FM-200 implementation in the data center

    What is the cost of implementing FM-200 on a square foot basis?Do you need a purge system, like Halon? Can the FM-200 be used in electric room, and what is the recommended concentration? How can you kill the electric power to a large electric room prior to preaction discharge?

    123456300 pointsBadges:
  • Cooling a data center with 3 racks?

    What should be used to cool a small data center that has 3 racks and generates a lot of heat in a small room? We have a budget to ventilate and cool the room. What should we do and how can we find out all our options?

    Troubleshooter24755 pointsBadges:
  • How to improve cooling efficiency of server rooms without cold-aisle/hot-aisle arrangement?

    Hi, I was given server rooms where server racks are placed front-to-back without cold aisle and hot aisle. The racks are of mixed brands. I approached our APC rep and was advised to change the racks to APC racks and install back rack doors with exhaust fans as such add-ons are only meant for APC...

    KaiBeng665 pointsBadges:
  • Data center fire supression design: FM200 cylinder storage

    Could the gas suppression cylinders be installed and stored inside a building. (FM 200). Should a data center services penetration be sealed with intumescent material.

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