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Data Storage Networking: Real World Skills for the CompTIA Storage+ Certification and Beyond by Nigel Poulton

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Chapter13

The Wider Data Center Neighborhood

TOPICS COVERED IN THIS CHAPTER:

  • The importance of the data center
  • Data center tiers
  • Racks, cabinets, and rows
  • Power and cooling
  • Structured cabling
  • Access control
  • Fire prevention

image This chapter covers the central role and importance of the data center, as well as the high-level principles of data center design. You'll learn about the tiers of the data center, as defined by the Uptime Institute. You'll also learn about the major components of the data center, including raised floors, racks, power systems, cooling systems, and cabling. This chapter presents in some detail the major components of a structured ...

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