What is the server room?

Server room usually may be understood like a room with air conditioning that is intended for location and continuous work of numerous computer servers. Speaking more generally, we should point out that all building that serves such purpose is called data-center.

The computers that are located in server room are often deprived of monitors - they are operated remotely with the use of KVM or other software means of remote administration, such as, for example, ssh, VNC or remote desktop.

Climate is vital for server room and influences the amount of power consumed as well as ecological impact. In locations where the climate allows to make cooling more efficient and that have broad abilities in terms of renewed electricity, such as Finland, Switzerland, Sweden or Canada, data-centers try to attract more companies to use their server rooms. While creating server rooms engineers pay attention to the following:

  1. Location
  2. Backup power system
  3. Air conditioning
  4. Fire protection
  5. Scalability
  6. Redundancy

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