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  • Best physical location for a server room

    We are about to move offices and I, as a non IT specialist, am looking at the fit out options. We have had 3 companies draw up floor plans and each as taken a different view on where to locate the server room. The offices are on 2 floors and are fairly small (planning is for 25-30 staff). One...

    M18715 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.

  • Hot-aisle or cold-aisle containment?

    When you decided to implement hot-aisle/cold-aisle containment in your data center, did you consult any best practices guides? What made you decide that a hot-aisle/cold-aisle solution was right for your setup?

    ITKE350,790 pointsBadges:
  • Isolate the hot rows or the cold rows in a data center?

    Our budget is limited as well as our ability to reconfigure our current FM200 system. If we had to choose, would the bigger gain be from isolating the hot rows or the cold rows? We have cooling coming up from the floor and over head vents for the heat.

  • Should the data center have a full glass wall on the front side? TIA 942 standards, heating and cooling

    We are building a Datacenter in a new building, it will be located within the offices of various department. It will be on TIA 942 Standards, the only question which arises is that should the Data center have Full Glass wall on the Front Side? Keeping in mind that the Hot Isle is facing the Glass...

  • Two-row data center cooling: 2 cold aisles & one hot, or 2 hot aisles and one cold?

    If I can form only two rows in a data center, which approach is more beneficial? Is it one central hot aisle with two cold aisles or one central cold aisle with two hot aisle? what are your reasons for your selection?

  • Modular vs traditional UPS design

    We are planning to build a 3500 sq foot data center. One of the options we're looking at is building out the data center in 3 stages, using APC modular UPS and Liebert modular cooling (in addition to the usual CRAC). We're not concerned about the modular cooling, as we know we'll need to due the...

    Almcleod5 pointsBadges:
  • Common data center setup mistakes

    What are some common mistakes to avoid when setting up the layout of your data center? What setup have you found works best? Are there any good guides for data center layout techniques that you would recommend?

    JennyMack4,280 pointsBadges:
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