Three things to plan for when designing your server room

There’s a lot to think about when you’re adding a server room to your commercial space. Adding a space is stressful enough on its own – what’s more stressful is having to do a project wrapped in a bunch of lingo and equipment you probably have very little to no knowledge of. 

So today, we’re going to break things down into something that’s a little bit easier to understand. The three essential things to plan for when putting together a server room. Let’s jump right in!

Planning for temperature

Most company leaders don’t realize that the environment your equipment is stored in – is as important as the equipment itself! Now the great news is that server room equipment is getting smaller and smaller – meaning it takes up less space- but because there’s been so much effort into stuffing so much into a small thing – modern day equipment is prone to overheating and by its very nature – will run hot. 

Room temperature and airflow will be major considerations in any sound server room plan. The temperature of a room can severely impact the lifespan of things like your UPS battery and other components. 

Planning for power

While we all dream of the days where mountains of cables and battery systems will be a thing of the past, the reality is they’re still very much a part of the reality of now. You’ll need to make sure there’s enough space for all of it. 

And while this might be a hassle- it IS crucial to your server room’s operation. Planning for battery systems will be important- with new lithium ion batteries out on the market that can make it easier and safer to run your room included. 

Planning for speed

There’s more to speed than the sheer power of your IT equipment. There’s the speed of the setup as well as the speed and agility with which your team can update or service various items in  the server room itself. And if something goes wrong – will you be able to quickly get someone in to maintain and take care of your problems. Long story, short – you must plan for human speed as well as the speed of your components. 

Hopefully you found today’s blog helpful! If you find yourself in need of UPS battery assistance in the future, feel free to give us a call and we’ll provide you with a free consultation. Until then – good luck!