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  • Are economizers still controversial?

    Do ASHRAE 90.1-2010 updates mean that economizers are only used where it's a good fit, or are they still wedged into designs despite cost and build difficulty?

    Meredith Courtemanche1,625 pointsBadges:
  • Re-wiring a server rack that looks like spaghetti

    Hi, this is my first time doing something like this. I'm currently taking the beginning of my CCNA courses and I'm still a beginner at all of this. Someone has asked me to help them re-wire their server rack, since its a huge mess. I was just wondering if there where any precautions I should take...

    Tomzimmerman5 pointsBadges:
  • Data Center power & heat calculation formula

    What is the formula to calculate power consumption in KWH and the heat dissipation in KWH or BTU?

    Sahul Kadir10 pointsBadges:
  • Cooling option for new data center

    We are looking at a location with several acres of land surrounding an existing building we are considering to use for a data center. From what I have read, little is mentioned in using Geothermal horizontal loops for cooling.  Is there a specific reason such a system would be a bad idea? Or is it...

    WilliamFlood645 pointsBadges:
  • What would it take for you to jump into cloud computing?

    Just curious if ITKE users have a set of criteria for what you'd want before switching over critical services to a cloud provider? As a recent article noted, IBM's Lotus iNotes and Cisco's WebEx Mail are going cloud, and Google's dropping rates in response. What are you moving over, and does data's...

    Michael Morisy8,323 pointsBadges:
  • What is the recommended Temperature and Humidity range for data center?

    What is the recommended Temperature and Humidity range for data center?

  • Need information on Data Centers

    Need information, documents, articles for Data Center designing and infrastructure, Best practice, etc.

    Juampa5 pointsBadges:
  • Physical network infrastrcture design question

    Concerning the physical network design in Data Centers which have quite a mix of high density blade centers, small 1-U servers, storage, mainframe, etc., I'd like to hear what standards are being followed. Are you using fiber fed switches to each rack, patch panels in each rack, cat5 or cat6 e,...

    Penny25 pointsBadges:
  • Making a data center “green” — first steps

    We have a T2 data center and are attempting to “go green” and lower the energy usage in the DC. Our goal is to reach a T3 or even a T4. What would be the first steps you would suggest to take to save the most energy as soon as possible? Cover all holes in the floor? Blanking plates?

  • Data Center Migration

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

    VJWBMDC5 pointsBadges:
  • Data center walls – what is considered secure?

    We are building out a site where the suites or modules are by Megawatt not square feet. We need to be flexible in the size of each suite and want to know what the data center industry considers, from a physical security standpoint, an adequate wall system. We prefabricate wall systems at the same...

  • 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 advance.

    Cidruid5 pointsBadges:
  • Advice for moving a data center

    I’m preparing for a data center move. What are the pitfalls I need to avoid and what current technologies would be best for a new data center?

  • Building a Data Center from the ground up

    In working with Construction PMs, what can an IT PM bring to the table for a project to build a data center from the ground up?

    Cybrown10 pointsBadges:
  • FM-200 sub floor or above floor in the data center

    We are planning on installing a fire suppression system in our data center and was curious if anyone has had experiences using FM-200 in the sub floor and above floor. Thanks

    ITKE364,300 pointsBadges:
  • FM-200 for server room

    How do I pipe size for FM 200 as per standard BS/NFPA?

    Faruk5 pointsBadges:
  • Data Center Standards

    We are establishing a new Data Center, is there any standard for Data Center? If so where can I get any sample documentation for establishing a new Data Center.

    Yasir Irfan6,110 pointsBadges:
  • 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:
  • Calculate gas FM-200

    how to calculate gas fm-200 with room 10x8x3 meter? what the apparatus needed to design with this room?

    Helmi20 pointsBadges:
  • Is locating a data center on the top floor of your company bulding a cost effective solution?

    In the wake of floods warning i would specify the locating your DC on the first floors would be dangerous as " first hit ".

    Latin10 pointsBadges:

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