HardwarePrimary hardware such as servers and data storage devices.
RacksA system for stacking hardware such that space is used efficiently.
Cabling SystemA system and set of conventions for cabling that keeps the complexity of cables managed. Ideally, this includes a raised floor or ceiling racks that keep cables out of the way.
PowerServer rooms typically consume significant power and may be designed to have redundant power sources such as grid and solar power.
UPSUninterruptible power supply devices are used to protect equipment from unstable power such as a surge. They are also selected to provide enough secondary power to endure a short power outage or have time to switch power sources.Foundational services such as network equipment. A server room may be designed with no single points of failure for critical infrastructure. For example, multiple connections to the internet from different telecom companies.
Physical SecurityProtecting the assets in a server room with access control, monitoring, emergency response, training and other internal controls.
Fire ProtectionFire protection equipment, procedures and structures such as a path for employees to escape a fire in the server room.
Environment ControlControl of humidity and air temperature. Computing equipment runs hot and cooling is a significant consideration in the design of a server room. For example, cool air can be directed at racks from the floor and warm air collected from the ceiling.
OperationsProcesses and resources for supporting the server room including physical tasks such as swapping devices.
BackupBackup of data and hot or cold sites for disaster recovery that are in a different physical location, preferably in another city or region.
|Overview: Server Room|
A room that is dedicated to housing computing equipment such as servers.