Infrastructure & Operations

Data Center Power and Cooling Requirements Calculator

Including both current and future facility requirements helps to align costs and capacity with enterprise needs. Calculate power, cooling, and standby power requirements...

Storyboard: Build a Data Center

Many IT departments lack internal expertise to undertake a data center build project as facilities require specific industrial design and engineering requirements to meet...

Data Center Build Project Planning and Monitoring Tool

Establishing the initial plan and design for the new data center can be a challenging task, especially for IT leaders who are inexperienced. Start the project off...

Data Center Contractor Selection Scripted Interview

Data center facilities call for specific industrial design and engineering requirements to meet needs for fire-protection, power provisioning, stand-by power, cooling,...

Data Center Contractor Scripted Interview Scorecard

When meeting with potential contractors for the build of a new data center, organizations should use a scripted interview to aid in the decision making process. Each...

Data Center Contractor Reference Check Checklist

Building a data center is a complex and expensive project that requires the assistance of contractors, especially in the design and planning stages. Selecting the right...

Data Center Site Selection and Security Checklist

Whether it is an existing building or a new construction site, IT must cover due diligence by completing a site evaluation for each potential location. Use a building...

Data Center Fire Protection and Suppression Selection Guide

Selecting fire protection and suppression systems for the data center requires an understanding of the decision points and options available. Although largely regulated...

Data Center Fire Protection and Suppression Vendor Criteria Checklist

While preliminary decisions can be made by IT, the final decision and selection process should be done by consulting a fire engineer. However, not all fire engineers are...

Build a Data Center

42% of IT leaders have been tasked with completing a data center build-out in 2010. Often, the organization lacks previous experience building a data center.
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