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Many companies, school districts, hospitals, and universities require Server Rooms to provide on premises support of their critical Information Technology (IT) applications. At DVL, we specialize in the design, installation, and maintenance of server rooms. Our team of engineers will analyze your requirements and recommend the most efficient, reliable, and economical server room to meet your organization’s needs. With our partner Vertiv™, who offers Liebert© products, you can be assured that your IT Infrastructure is state of the art. Ongoing Server Room maintenance is a key program that will keep your server room running great and can extend the life of your investment.
Today, server rooms typically include the following:
Want some help with planning your server room? Reach out so we can help determine what is best for your situation. Otherwise, explore more components of server rooms below.
With the assistance of DVL, IT and Facility Managers can focus on the core business of keeping the data flowing while leaving the details of power and cooling to us. Here are the key components along with suggested guidelines, and best practices recommended for Server Rooms:
Server Rooms should never be located on exterior walls, basements, or top floors. This is to avoid any issues with leaks and moisture migration. The size of the room depends on the kW load of the installed equipment, but is usually in the 50 to 100 watt/square foot range. Use our data center sizing calculator to analyze your requirements.
Custom – Using Various Liebert Products that can be field adapted to suit your Server Room requirement.
Liebert UPSs from Vertiv
Geist Rack PDUs
Geist PDU’s (also know as power strips) offer an extensive selection of high-quality, data center power products include upgradeable power distribution units, inline power meters, transfer switches and monitoring sensors. Whether you need basic or intelligent power to help prevent circuits from overloading, Geist has solutions that fit your exact needs.
Precision grade cooling is the key to best practices for cooling server rooms. The CRAC (Computer Room Air Conditioner) includes cooling, humidification, dehumidification, low ambient cooling controls, and rugged construction to operate 7x24 over their lifetime. Temperature and Humidity should be controlled to meet ASHRAE guidelines. Redundancy (n+1) is key to allowing concurrent maintenance and operation during a failure of one of the primary CRAC units. Learn more.
Check out ASHRAE Thermal Guidelines and Best Practices.
The Vertiv VR Equipment Rack supports a wide variety of equipment including servers, storage, switches, routers, PDUs, UPSs, console port servers and KVM switches. The Vertiv VR is delivered ready for high density environments to serve your mission critical needs — even as they evolve and change. This rack gives you the flexibility you need with easy installation. Various rack heights and widths are available.
Today's data center cannot be managed in a siloed manner. Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) is very popular today, but it’s function and definition vary by user. DVL can help you with a comprehensive monitoring software, that collects all the data you need to run your critical infrastructure efficiently, and delivers a real-time, integrated view of the entire IT facility and its subsequent assets. Discover how you can make the most out of our innovative monitoring software solutions and expert advice, to gain visibility and management of your data center from the core to the edge of your network
Wireless Monitoring – In order to save time and money, many data centers are considering wireless monitoring for the temperature and power in their racks. Learn more about our Packet Power Products.