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Im currently putting a proposal together for the expansion of our IT dept. We currently have a team of 4, spread across management office, small office, and server room - we're very low on space, the server room is also used for storage, which is a fire hazard.

What i'm looking for is some kind of standards, guidelines, things to quote in the proposal, eg according to ISO blah blah a server room should .....

This would ideally cover physical space, fire risks and working space for the IT team.

I've had a search around and can't really find anything that I can apply to this except the 11 cubic metres per person of working space.

Thanks for any help.
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A few things to read over:

http://resources.infosecinstitute.com/cissp-domain-physical-and-environmental-security/

http://www.csoonline.com/article/220665/19-ways-to-build-physical-security-into-a-data-center

http://www.sans.org/reading_room/whitepapers/awareness/data-center-physical-security-checklist_416

You can probably find additional good material at sans.org.  Also consider signing up at cccure.org, going to the Main Library and looking at the physical security documents.
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Thanks for your help
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