Data center designs are a huge deal that takes in a good amount of layout planning and execution. This also takes considerable time, labor, and expense. Still, there arise times when the designs fail after execution. Space fails to serve its purpose. Whether planning for a modest facility or going for a massive foot for cloud technologies, keeping things rightly aligned is very essential.
So here are listed a few mistakes which you should avoid during the planning as well as the implementation.
Not leaving enough space
Data centers are places that demand good spacious areas. Although most of the places seem to be cluttered that is not how things should be. Space must be provided for keeping provision for further expansion. There might be servers added shortly and mere adjustments can be made in the layout if there is provision for space.
The data centers do have ventilation systems in the beginning but with time they seem to get clogged with dust and blockages. This is a major setback for the electronics that lie inside. With improper ventilation, the dust seems to stay inside the center and that might prove detrimental for the electronic equipment. Airy rooms also increase the longevity of the space, by keeping away molds, damps, or pest attacks.
Lesser lighting in a data center is equivalent to no lighting. Because this is a space that demands to be well-lit across all situations. Any cases of emergency repairing would demand good visibility within the entire center. For cost efficiency, energy-efficient LED lights can be installed which also have greater longevity.
No free movement
Unplanned layouts and clumsy installations do not leave enough space for free movement within the center. The wirings get cluttered in a manner that makes it dangerous for traveling within the area. This planning mistake must be avoided. Enough space would help easy maintenance of the electronics all while maintaining physical safety.
The electronics when get cluttered within a space for a long, start liberating heat. The level of heat might rise to a level that would raise the overall temperature of the space. To avoid this, efficient cooling systems can be installed which can duly shift the hot air mass outside and keep the machinery in good form.
The data center architects of today avoid these simple yet major mistakes for best results.