Solved

SERVER ROOM CONSTRICTION Company building new office and I want to get some ideas of what to look for in suggesting a SERVER ROOM

Posted on 2006-11-28
4
251 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-10
SERVER ROOM CONSTRICTION Company building new office and I want to get some ideas of what to look for in suggesting a SERVER ROOM.

Small company, will have about 40 member network, 1 server, need repair space.
0
Comment
Question by:bsjld
4 Comments
 
LVL 26

Assisted Solution

by:jar3817
jar3817 earned 50 total points
ID: 18029377
You can decide on the the square footage, but you might want to make sure the space has these:

1. A locking door that is shared by no one
2. Air conditioning
3. Plenty of power. Have them run multiple dedicated circuits to the room. Sure you only have 1 server now, but if you want to add more later it'll be easier/cheaper to run the power now.
0
 
LVL 25

Assisted Solution

by:mikeleebrla
mikeleebrla earned 50 total points
ID: 18029588
I would also have them put in a few 30 amp 220 power outlets (the twist lock style)  since this is what any larger UPS system will require. Like jar3817 mentioned, it is cheaper to do it now.

Also since this is new construction, try to get the server room built as far away from any plumbing as possible.  Water and servers don't mix well.



0
 
LVL 2

Assisted Solution

by:Johnfdi
Johnfdi earned 50 total points
ID: 18029932
important points are :

Power

ventilation

utilization of space

make sure you have enough rom to service that hardware. make sure rack doors open fully and you have enough room to slide everything in and out
0
 
LVL 28

Accepted Solution

by:
FishMonger earned 50 total points
ID: 18030689
jar3817 touched on 1 area that needs to be expanded.  Plan for future growth in each of the areas mentioned and be generous in your estimate.  Underestimating any of those items will cost you a lot more (in labor, equip replacement, down time, and possibly relocation) to fix down the road.

The main server room that I work in is 24x80 feet and started out 10 years ago with ½ dozen servers, a couple routers, and a few switches, but the room was designed with growth in mind.  We now have over 100 servers, 40 routers, and about 75 switches.

Your company may never reach that size, but it certainly will grow beyond what you currently have.  For example, how important is your 1 and only server?  How much downtime do you expect and can deal with if/when that server goes down?  If it's not already in your plan, you should look at adding additional servers for redundancy, fail over, and load balancing.  All of which will utilize more power, ventilation/air conditioning, and space than you may think.
0

Featured Post

How to run any project with ease

Manage projects of all sizes how you want. Great for personal to-do lists, project milestones, team priorities and launch plans.
- Combine task lists, docs, spreadsheets, and chat in one
- View and edit from mobile/offline
- Cut down on emails

Join & Write a Comment

If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem.   Tips on how to secure IoT devices, even the dumbest ones, so they can't be used as part of a DDoS botnet.  Use PRTG Network Monitor as one of the building blocks, to detect unusual…
ADCs have gained traction within the last decade, largely due to increased demand for legacy load balancing appliances to handle more advanced application delivery requirements and improve application performance.
Here's a very brief overview of the methods PRTG Network Monitor (https://www.paessler.com/prtg) offers for monitoring bandwidth, to help you decide which methods you´d like to investigate in more detail.  The methods are covered in more detail in o…
This video gives you a great overview about bandwidth monitoring with SNMP and WMI with our network monitoring solution PRTG Network Monitor (https://www.paessler.com/prtg). If you're looking for how to monitor bandwidth using netflow or packet s…

706 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

12 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now