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Enterprise Data Center Design and Methodology by Rob Snevely

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Design Process

The design stages for the data center usually take the skills of architects, accountants, structural, mechanical, electrical, HVAC, system, and network engineers, project managers, and procurement personnel. Add also the probability of sales personnel, insurance carriers, and risk management analysts. Overseeing the project is a data center design engineer whose task is to accommodate the requirements of the system and network engineers, and to work with the other members of the team to ensure that the data center requirements (based on the project scope) are met.

As in any other design process, this is an iterative and recursive process. You have an initial set of criteria and you use this set of criteria to determine requirements. ...

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