My question is mainly to get others professional opinion so I may give a better and thorough explanation to the big bosses.
- I have a small server room with all the basics - patch panels, switchs (5), and a server rack with about 12 servers growing to 15 in a month. These servers are the DCs, Exhchange, file & print servers, etc- (the important servers). There is no AC or ventilation in the room, so you can imagine it's an oven.
- My company also has a larger room with testing servers (approx. 30+ servers), and with AC or ventilation. These servers are access physically all day long and on opposite side of building.
My boss is planning to get AC units and proper ducting for the servers, BUT my boss wants to put my servers in the same room with the testing servers, in order to save money and not install 2 AC units and ducting.
How can I explain to my boss that my servers should stay in the room they are in, which can be secured and not have the daily traffic around them. I only go to the server room to change backup tapes, which I haven't done in a while because the heat and dust has ruined a brand new tape drive.
Any opinion or insight in this issue?? Thanks a lot in advance....