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Data Center Design

Data center design is the process of defining the components, layout, and network operations of a computer system for the purpose of transmitting, receiving, processing, and storing electronic data. Data center design is a well-defined discipline and is guided by standards from organizations such as the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA). The TIA defines four tiers of data centers based on the size and requirements of the data center. Guidance for the design of each tier is then provided to achieve acceptable noise, vibration, and temperature levels, among other specifications.