From the Back Cover
- A practical guide that provides a scalable, modular methodology for designing data centers of any size and capability
- Includes design techniques for accurate planning based on data center capacities
- Covers all aspects of data center design from site selection to network connectivity
Enterprise Data Center Design and Methodology is a practical guide to designing a data center from inception through construction. The fundamental design principles take a simple, flexible, and modular approach based on accurate, real-world requirements and capacities. This approach contradicts the conventional (but totally inadequate) method of using square footage to determine basic capacities like power and cooling requirements.
In addition to providing sound design advice, this BluePrint provides information about a wide range of topics including capacity sizing, site selection, data center environmental considerations, network infrastructures, building code and construction considerations, and hazard avoidance. If you are building a new data center, are retrofitting an existing one, or are working in a data center and simply want a better understanding of these complex environments, you will find this book to be a valuable resource.
About the Author
Rob Snevely is an Enterprise Architect at Sun Microsystems, working in the Quality Engineering and Deployment organization. He has over 14 years' experience working with large-scale UNIX systems in data center environments and is responsible for data center architecture for all of the Enterprise Technology Centers at Sun. Since coming to work for Sun in 1990 as a system administrator, he has been involved with network and system performance and large scale system engineering. His liberal arts background in theatre, art history, and fashion design augment his practical and pragmatic methods for designing data centers.