Predicting the unpredictable in capacity planning
The rise of mobile devices and other advances make capacity planning a difficult proposition for IT professionals. Listen Now
Modern data center design involves planning carefully for the center's location, hardware and building infrastructure. It's certainly not as simple as "build warehouse, insert computers."
This guide covers capacity planning tactics, tips for building facilities, hardware selection strategies and monitoring a data center's infrastructure.
1Ideas for data center facilities planning
Capacity planning, while vital, is only one piece of the puzzle involved in modern data center design. Another piece is the data center's physical requirements. Server, network and storage systems all have power and cooling requirements. Designing for efficiency is essential to keeping costs low, but if you go too low with power and cooling, a disaster can happen. Take a look at these resources to see how to plan for a new data center and upgrade the facilities in an existing structure.
Requirements for a modern server room
Server room design has changed. So when planning one for an existing facility, make sure it meets current and future needs. Read Now
Five ways to modernize data center facilities
These five data center upgrade strategies can revitalize older data centers and stave off expensive construction projects. Read Now
Gas-based fire suppression in the data center
Using tanks filled with inert gas to protect the data center from fires requires proper placement to avoid danger if a rupture occurs. Read Now
A data center design guide to get it right the first time
Corporate moves, rapid IT refreshes, virtualization initiatives and other factors affect your data center design. Use this data center planning guide for a facility that lasts. Read Now