Category Archives: computer room

12 Jan 2017

Is your Data Center or Telecom Closet Performing a Rain Dance?

backup, business continuity, colocation, computer room, computer room fire protection, disaster recovery

Is your Data Center or Telecom Closet Performing a Rain Dance?

A friend’s Broadcast Operations Center got taken down because they had a water main break that flooded their supporting server room. Water can take unexpected paths in a building, and can travel along cables and trays so it’s important to fire-stop portals into IT rooms. However, a water main break can overwhelm a large area more...

31 Aug 2006

Data Centers vs. Computer Rooms: What’s the Difference?

computer room, computer room design, data center, site selection

The differences between data center and computer room design don’t amount to a hill of beans for most people. The terms are often used interchangeably, but using them correctly makes a big difference if you’re trying to communicate with a data center design firm or an IT expert. If you want to sound like a more...