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Top 10 Data Center Best Practices

Load density, air distribution, floor tile positioning; data center design is more complicated than ever, but with some best practice considerations, creating an efficient, reliable data center design is within your grasp.  Let's explore 10 Important Data Center Best Practices: When designing your data center, consider initial and future loads; in particular part and low-load conditions . Lower data center power consumption and increase cooling efficiency by grouping together equipment with similar heat load densities and temperature requirements. This allows cooling systems to be controlled to the least energy-intensive set points for each location. As a long-time data center professional, I encourage all my customers to reference the "2011 ASHRAE Thermal Guidelines for Data Processing Environments" to review the standardized operating envelope for the recommended IT operating temperature.   Identify the class of your data center   to determine the recommended