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Enterprise Data Center Design and Methodology by Rob Snevely

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Power Distribution System Design

A well-designed electrical system for the data center ensures adequate and consistent power to the computer hardware and reduces the risk of failures at every point in the system. The system should include dedicated electrical distribution panels and enough redundancy to guarantee constant uptime. A well-designed electrical system will provide consistent power and minimize unscheduled outages. Equipment subjected to frequent power interruptions and fluctuations is susceptible to a higher component failure rate than equipment connected to a stable power source.

Electrical work and installations must comply with local, state, and national electrical codes.

Assessing Power Requirements

Usually, your electrical design ...

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