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Data Center Facilities Design for IT E-book

Miscommunication between facilities managers and IT staff can spell disaster for the data center. The Data Center Facilities Design for IT e-book helps data center facilities teams and IT professionals span the communication chasm to build and maintain the most productive and efficient data centers.

SearchDataCenter.com's Data Center Facilities Design for IT e-book serves as a guide for IT pros looking to ensure that their physical infrastructures support the data center. It also provides insight into several challenges facing data center facilities teams.


Chapter 1: IT Pros Are from Venus, Facilities Pros are from Mars

This chapter addresses following areas:

  • Fostering growth and cooperation between IT and data center facilities staff
  • Realizing productive changes without having to adjust roles and responsibilities
  • Tips for improving interaction between groups
  • Building interaction into your company mindset

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Chapter 2: Guide to Data Center Cooling Infrastructures

This chapter addresses following areas:

  • Chiller plant sizing and planning
  • Alternative water sources
  • Computer room air conditioners (CRACs) and the data center
  • Optimizing CRAC efficiency
  • Designing data center server racks

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Chapter 3: Backup Power, Distribution and Conversions

This chapter addresses following areas:

  • How to approach utility providers to explore rebate opportunities
  • Power savings at the server
  • Which is more efficient: AC or DC power?
  • How to properly measure your progress

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Chapter 4: Data Center Design and Build-Out

This chapter addresses following areas:

  • Mapping out a data center construction project
  • The true cost of building a facility
  • How to choose the best site
  • Must-haves in a modern data center
  • When to renovate instead of building new

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This was first published in April 2009

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