Computer Room setup best practise

Hello -

I am moving one of my clients to a new office location and I need to plan the setup of a small computer room. I have a good idea what needs to be done but I wanted to get some feedback from you guy to see if there is anything I did not think of or if you know a good "checklist" with what to consider setting up a new computer room.
Martin GerlachConsultantAsked:
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AmitIT ArchitectCommented:
That's what I can think of now:

1) Physical security
2) Cooling
3) Space management
4) Proper Power backup
5) Monitoring
6) Labeling.

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Power is going to be one of the most critical things to think about after cooling. When we were smaller we used standalone UPS devices from APC.  They work great.  A room size UPS is better as it is more robust and can usually be fitted with a bypass so that if you need to do maintenance on it you can keep the room up on regular Power company power while the maintenance is going on.  That's obviously more expensive, so it depends on the size of your environment as well as your budget and risk tolerance.

Something outside of the computer room is... do you have a way to generate power like a back-up generator? Any UPS in the world is only as good as the power it has to feed off of. If you should totally lose power to the building or the room, the UPS(s) if sized correctly, should let you power things down gracefully, but once the batteries are dead, they are dead.
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