• 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 fire supression system comparison

    I want to ask about the difference between FM200 & NAF S125, and which one is better.

  • 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"...

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  • Datacenter Project

    Dear all, Has anyone used templates for a Datacenter Creation Project ( I am looking specifically the cost estimation for new Datacenter Project) ?

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  • Free Chapter – The Gathering Storm: Get your head into the clouds

    Another free chapter download is available on the IT Bookworm Blog. Written by: Peter Fingar Book: Dot Cloud: The 21st Century Business Platform Overview: “In Dot.Cloud: The 21st Century Business Platform, business strategy expert and former CIO Peter Fingar explains the main ideas of Cloud...

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  • NFPA 80 Tolerances

    NFPA 80 requires a maximum 1/8 inch clearance between the door and frame on the hinge, head and strike side of a 90 minute fire door. This is a difficult, if not at times impossible, task when the hollow metal fabrication standards and the wood door fabricating standards allow 1/8 inch tolerances....

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  • KN/SqM

    What is KN/SqM ?

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  • 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:
  • 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)?

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  • 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...

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  • Cable trays near sprinkler heads

    Are there restrictions on installing overhead cable trays near sprinkler heads?

  • Keeping non-redundant devices up during a power failure

    I need to connect several AC redundant appliances (Servers, Load Balancers, Switches, Firewalls, etc) to other non-redundant ones (SAN Switches, KVM). I have AC PDU’s for redundant and non-redundant devices, but I haven’t figured out the best way to avoid my non-redundant devices being cut off...

  • Data center rack protection against earthquakes

    A SearchDataCenter.com member recently asked: I am looking for the industry best practices regarding California data center rack protection against earthquakes. Many locations bolt the racks to the floor. Has there been any studies or industry acceptance of seismic isolation platforms? What is the...

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  • Physical and logical security for new datacenter

    Am looking for best practice recommendations for implementing both physical and logical security for a new data center build. This request for help was originally submitted to the Research Assistant on WhatIs.com.

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  • Prefabricated data centers — pros and cons?

    I was wondering if you have heard much about the market’s acceptance of the prefabricated data center concept? What are some of the fears, concerns or obstacles for this becoming the thing of the future that many are predicting.

  • Air conditioning suppliers

    We are planning to acquire 6 to 8 additional 20-30 ton dual sourced (chilled water and Gylcol) CRAC units for our data center. We will also need to purchase 150 tons (could be one gylcol unit or multiple smaller units) of gylcol capacity. We have historically dealt with the same manufacturer. I am...

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  • Static electricity in the datacenter

    im frequently hit with static while working in data centre whereby the flooring covered by carpet. im worry it may affect my servers and my health. how do i avoid from getting hit again? wats is the best solution availble to avoid or overcome this scenario?

    Jayanthi10 pointsBadges:
  • Redundant data centers with multi-service ISP/ASP

    Hi, we're working on 2 new datacenters to provide datavault/DR services to clients in three service tiers: cold, worm and hot. This will also be a traditional service provider DC with internet and hosting services. DC1 will be 2-3K Sqm. DC2 will be very small running as backup. there is a plan for...

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  • Redundant data centers with multi-service ISP/ASP-2

    Hi, we're working on 2 new datacenters to provide datavault/DR services to clients in three service tiers: cold, worm and hot. This will also be a traditional service provider DC with internet and hosting services. DC1 will be 2-3K Sqm. DC2 will be very small running as backup. there is a plan for...

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  • Computer room leak

    What additional protection can you provide above drop ceiling to prevent water damage to equipment?

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