Build the Best Data Center Facility for Your Business

ISBN-10: 1587051826
ISBN-13: 9781587051821
Edition: 2005
Authors: Douglas Alger
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Book details

List price: $70.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Cisco Press
Publication date: 6/16/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 408
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

A comprehensive guide to designing and operating reliable server environments Keep your data center cool, clean, scalable, and secure Learn the five principles of effective data center design Avoid the natural and man-made hazards that can jeopardize a data center site Learn how to lay out key infrastructure objects within the data center for greatest efficiency, from buffer zones to server rows Apply proven installation methods by studying sample illustrations of both overhead and under-floor systems Extract the best practices and design strategies for both in-room and standby electrical infrastructure Avoid accidental downtime, improve productivity, and ensure user safety Safeguard and streamline your network infrastructure with a well-organized physical hierarchy Understand the special challenges of retrofitting overburdened server environments Implement solutions from a wide array of sample illustrations and examples of essential data center signage Safeguard servers with operations standards for people working in or visiting the data center Download templates used by Cisco to design its data centers, customizable to square footage and geography Avoid excess construction costs by designing a data center that meets your needs today and for many years to come All data centers are unique, but they all share the same mission: to protect your company's valuable information. "Build the Best Data Center Facility for Your Business" answers your individual questions in one flexible step-by-step reference guide. Benefit from the author's concise and practical approach to data center design and management. The author distills this complextopic by sharing his first-hand and worldwide experience and expertise. Regardless of your experience level, you can fill your knowledge gaps on how to safeguard your company's valuable equipment and intellectual property. This easy-to-navigate book is divided into two parts: Part I covers data center design and physical infrastructure details, and Part II covers data center management and operations. You can also access supplementary online materials for installation instructions, which include customizable data center design templates, written cabling specifications, and sample drawings. If you need a starting point for designing your first data center, regardless of size; if you need to prepare yourself with comprehensive strategies to retrofit or improve an existing one; or if you need proven methods to manage a data center for maximum productivity--this book is your readily accessible, comprehensive resource for answers and insights. Invest in the best future for your business by learning how to build and manage robust and productive data centers now. This book is part of the Networking Technology Series from Cisco Press' which offers networking professionals valuable information for constructing efficient networks, understanding new technologies, and building successful careers.

Foreword
Introduction
Designing the Data Center Infrastructure
Approaching the Data Center Project
Understanding the Value of Your Data Center
Deciding Whether to Outsource
Defining Requirements and Roles
Client Needs
Cross-Functional Support
Architecting a Productive Data Center
Make It Robust
Make It Modular
Make It Flexible
Standardize
Promote Good Habits
Previewing Data Center Components
Physical Space
Raised FlooringIn-Room Electrical
Standby Power
Cabling
Cooling
Fire Suppression
Other Infrastructure Components
Establishing Data Center Design Criteria
Availability
Infrastructure Tiers
One Room or Several?
Life Span
Budget Decisions
Managing a Data Center Project
The Design Package
Working with ExpertsTips for a Successful Project
Summary
Choosing an Optimal Site
Assessing Viable Locations for Your Data Center
Building Codes and the Data Center Site
Site Risk Factors
Natural Disasters
Pollution
Electromagnetic Interference
Vibration
Political Climates
Flight Paths
Evaluating Physical Attributes of the Data Center Site
Relative Location
Accessibility
Disaster Recovery Options
Pre-Existing Infrastructure
Power Analysis
Cooling Capabilities
Structured Cabling
Amenities and Obstacles
Clearances
Weight Issues
Loading Dock
Freight Elevators
Problem Areas
Distribution of Key Systems
Confirming Service Availability to the Data Center Site
Prioritizing Needs for the Data Center Site
Summary
Quantifying Data Center Space
Sizing the Data Center
Financial and Other Considerations When Sizing the Data Center
Employee-Based Sizing Method
Equipment-Based Sizing Method
Other Influencing Factors When Sizing Your Data Center
Determining Shape and Placement of Your Data Center
Desirable and Undesirable Spaces to Place Your Data Center
Growth Paths for Your Data Center's Space
Consolidation Options for Your Data Center
Structure and Finishes of the Data Center
Associated Data Center Support Rooms
Electrical Room
Networking Room
Loading Dock
Build Room
Storage Room
Operations Command Center
Backup Room
Media Storage Area
Vendor Service Areas
Summary
Laying Out the Data Center
Drawing Tools Available to Create Your Data Center Layout
The Floor Grid
Defining Spaces for Physical Elements of Your Data Center
Mechanical Equipment
Power Distribution Units
Air Handlers
Fire Suppression Tanks
Buffer Zones
Aisles
Equipment Rows
Form Versus Function
Setting Row Dimensions
Networking Rows
Orienting Rows
Weight Issues
Seismic Mitigation
Dealing with Obstacles
Irregular Spaces
Structural Columns
Piping
System Controls
Telephones
Common Problems
The Floor Grid Is Positioned Incorrectly
Infrastructure Items Are Installed Backwards
Floor Space Between Rows Is Too Narrow
Infrastructure Items Are Uncoordinated or Misplaced
Summary
Overhead or Under-Floor Installation?
Overhead Installation
Under-Floor Installation
Separation of Power and Data
Plenum and Non-Plenum Spaces
Ceiling Components
Raised Floor Components
Floor Height
Ramps and Lifts
Weight Bearing Ability
Types of Floor Tiles
Floor Tiles and Static
Termination Details
The Subfloor
Common Problems
Tile Cut-outs Are

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