The Art of the Data Center: A Look Inside the World's Most Innovative and Compelling Computing Environments

The Art of the Data Center: A Look Inside the World's Most Innovative and Compelling Computing Environments

Douglas Alger


at the present time, facts facilities are the thrashing hearts of the corporations they serve. facts facilities method billions of web transactions each day. It's hence severe for firms and IT businesses to appreciate the cutting-edge in facts heart layout. slim features - equivalent to cooling, wiring, or strength utilization - are usually the topic of technical files. yet it's infrequent to discover a holistic view of ways a very good facts middle was once designed - beforehand. In The paintings of the knowledge Center, Cisco's Douglas Alger takes you backstage at eighteen of the world's so much cutting edge info facilities. via interviews with their designers, Alger finds why key judgements have been made, and indicates how building and different demanding situations have been conquer. He is going backstage with pioneering businesses like Cisco, eBay, fb, and Yahoo! providing layout classes that may be utilized in broadly assorted environments.

Readers will stumble upon impressive info facilities like those:
• a knowledge heart equipped right into a Twenties chapel

• an information heart inbuilt an underground army bunker, with man made sunlight, artifical waterfalls, and submarine engines delivering standby strength

• a knowledge center inspired by a fowl coop

• The world's first all sunlight facts heart

info middle pros at once excited by making plans, layout, or operations will locate this publication remarkably helpful - and a wider viewers of IT executives and practitioners will locate it totally interesting.

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