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Planning for the physical layout and design of the server room building space should include more than just the equipment room. For example, areas for loading equipment, storage, and support personnel should be included in building space allocations to ensure that all space requirements of the server room are included in a high level budget.
This note will address:
- Allocating building space to support areas related to server room activity and functions.
- Planning for the physical space layout of the equipment room.
- Recommendations for allocating space in the server room building on an architectural level.
Consider all server room functions and space requirements before drawing up final architecture plans and determining a budget for the server room building space.