A comprehensive guide to designing and operating reliable server environments
All data centers are unique, but they all share the same mission: to protect your company's valuable information. Build the Best Data Center Facility for Your Business answers your individual questions in one flexible step-by-step reference guide.
Benefit from the author's concise and practical approach to data center design and management. The author distills this complex topic by sharing his first-hand and worldwide experience and expertise. Regardless of your experience level, you can fill your knowledge gaps on how to safeguard your company's valuable equipment and intellectual property.
This easy-to-navigate book is divided into two parts: Part I covers data center design and physical infrastructure details, and Part II covers data center management and operations. You can also access supplementary online materials for installation instructions, which include customizable data center design templates, written cabling specifications, and sample drawings.
If you need a starting point for designing your first data center, regardless of size; if you need to prepare yourself with comprehensive strategies to retrofit or improve an existing one; or if you need proven methods to manage a data center for maximum productivity-this book is your readily accessible, comprehensive resource for answers and insights.
Invest in the best future for your business by learning how to build and manage robust and productive data centers now.
This book is part of the Networking Technology Series from Cisco Press' which offers networking professionals valuable information for constructing efficient networks, understanding new technologies, and building successful careers.
Douglas Alger is a team lead of the Data Center Infrastructure Team at Cisco, where he helps design, support, and manage the company's data centers worldwide. He has participated in50 major data center projects, involving new construction or comprehensive infrastructure upgrades. Doug joined Cisco in 1997. His prior career was as a newspaper reporter, and he has written for several newspapers, including the Los Angeles Times.He has a bachelor's degree in Journalism from San Jose State University.]]>