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Enterprise Data Center Design and Methodology by Rob Snevely

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Data Center Site Selection

Whether the data center will be a dedicated facility or part of a multipurpose building, the physical location is very important. Knowing the scope of the center is essential in making this decision, because many factors come into play. Flexibility is also key to the decision. All of the data center systems must be coordinated with the building systems for the overall support of operations.

The location of the center must be based on numerous criteria, including those discussed in the following sections.

Figure 5-1. Data Center Before the Walls, Raised Floor, and Equipment Are Installed

Retrofitting an Existing Site

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