Data center design and facilities

Data center design includes continuous power and cooling for IT equipment, site security and energy use. Data center facilities are specialized for a task and must operate in concert with the IT organization. New trends in data center design and construction include modular and containerized builds, as well as DCIM to track energy use.

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  • watt-hour (Wh)

    The watt-hour, which is symbolized Wh, is a unit of energy equivalent to one watt of power expended for one hour of time. Continue Reading

  • apparent power

    Apparent power is a measure of alternating current (AC) power that is computed by multiplying the root-mean-square (rms) current by the root-mean-square voltage. Continue Reading

  • raised floor

    A raised floor is a data center construction model in which a slightly higher floor is constructed above the building's original concrete slab floor, leaving the open space created between the two for wiring or cooling infrastructure. Continue Reading

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