Data Center Handbook

  • ID: 2708497
  • Book
  • 720 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Provides the fundamentals, technologies, and best practices in designing, constructing and managing mission critical, energy efficient data centers

Organizations in need of high–speed connectivity and nonstop systems operations depend upon data centers for a range of deployment solutions. A data center is a facility used to house computer systems and associated components, such as telecommunications and storage systems. It generally includes multiple power sources, redundant data communications connections, environmental controls (e.g., air conditioning, fire suppression) and security devices.

With contributions from an international list of experts, The Data Center Handbook instructs readers to:

  • Prepare strategic plan that includes location plan, site selection, roadmap and capacity planning
  • Design and build “green” data centers, with mission critical and energy–efficient infrastructure
  • Apply best practices to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions
  • Apply IT technologies such as cloud and virtualization
  • Manage data centers in order to sustain operations with minimum costs
  • Prepare and practice disaster reovery and business continuity plan

The book imparts essential knowledge needed to implement data center design and construction, apply IT technologies, and continually improve data center operations. 

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CONTRIBUTORS xxi

PREFACE xxiii

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS xxv

TECHNICAL ADVISORY BOARD xxvii

CHAPTER ORGANIZATION xxix

PART I Data CENTER Ov erview and Strategic Planning 1

1 Data Centers—Strategic Planning, Design, Construction, and Operations 3Hwaiyu Geng

2 Energy and Sustainability in Data Centers 15William J. Kosik

3 Hosting or Colocation Data Centers 47Chris Crosby and Chris Curtis

4 Modular Data Centers: Design, Deployment, and Other Considerations 59Wade Vinson, Matt Slaby, and Ian Levine

5 Data Center Site Search and Selection 89Ken Baudry

6 Data Center Financial Analysis, ROI and TCO 103Liam Newcombe

7 Overview of Data Centers in China 139Zhe Liu, Jingyi Hu, Hongru Song, Yutao Yang, and Haibo Li

8 Overview of Data Centers in Korea 153Minseok Kwon, Mingoo Kim, and Hanwook Bae

PART II Data Center Design and Construction 161

9 Architecture Design: Data Center Rack Floor Plan and Facility Layout Design 163Phil Isaak

10 Mechanical Design in Data Centers 183John Weale

11 Electrical Design in Data Centers 217Jay S. Park and Sarah Hanna

12 Fire Protection and Life Safety Design in Data Centers 229Sean S. Donohue

13 Structural Design in Data Centers: Natural Disaster Resilience 245David Bonneville and Robert Pekelnicky

14 Data Center Telecommunications Cabling 257Alexander Jew

15 Dependability Engineering for Data Center Infrastructures 275Malik Megdiche

16 Particulate and Gaseous Contamination in Data Centers 307Taewon Han

17 Computational Fluid Dynamics Applications in Data Centers 313Mark Seymour

18 Environmental Control of Data Centers 343Veerendra Mulay

19 Data Center Project Management and Commissioning 359Lynn Brown

PART III Data Center Technology 389

20 Virtualization, Cloud, SDN, and SDDC in Data Centers 391Omar Cherkaoui and Ramesh Menon

21 Green Microprocessor and Server Design 401Guy AlLee

22 Energy Efficiency Requirements in Information Technology Equipment Design 419Joe Prisco and Jay Dietrich

23 Raised Floor versus Overhead Cooling in Data Centers 429Vali Sorell

24 Hot Aisle versus Cold Aisle Containment 441Dave Moody

25 Free Cooling Technologies in Data Centers 465Nicholas H. Des Champs and Keith Dunnavant

26 Rack–Level Cooling and Cold Plate Cooling 479Henry Coles, Steve Greenberg, and Phil Hughes

27 Uninterruptible Power Supply System 495Chris Loeffler and Ed Spears

28 Using Direct Current Network in Data Centers 523Sofia Bergqvist

29 Rack PDU for Green Data Centers 533Ching–I Hsu

30 Renewable and Clean Energy for Data Centers 559William Kao

31 S mart Grid–Responsive Data Centers 577Girish Ghatikar, Mary Ann Piette, and Venkata Vish Ganti

PART IV Data Center Operations and Management 593

32 Data Center Benchmark Metrics 595William J. Kosik

33 Data Center Infrastructure Management 601Mark Harris

34 Computerized Maintenance Management System in Data Centers 619Peter Sacco

PART V Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity 639

35 Data Center Disaster Recovery and High Availability 641Chris Gabriel

36 Lessons Learned from Natural Disasters and Preparedness of Data Centers 659Hwaiyu Geng and Masatoshi Kajimoto

Index 669

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Hwaiyu Geng, P.E., is a consultant with Amica Association, promoting green planning, design, and construction projects. He has had over 40 years of manufacturing and management experience, working with Westinghouse, Applied Materials, HP, and Intel on multi–million high–tech projects. He has written and presented numerous technical papers at DatacenterDynamics, ASME and IIE conferences, and is also the editor/author of Manufacturing Engineering Handbook (McGraw Hill, 2004), Semiconductor Manufacturing Handbook (McGraw Hill, 2005), and Data Center Handbook (Wiley, 2014). He is a patent holder.

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