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China Summary Translation: How to Use Modular Techniques for Small Data Center Builds and Retrofits

Published: 20 January 2015

ID: G00274055

Analyst(s): David Cappuccio , Uko Tian


When small data centers near their capacity limits, modular upgrades and the focused use of liquid cooling can be viable options for retrofits and new builds. In midmarket organizations, data center managers that know how to adopt these techniques will be able to optimize their data center space.

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How to Use Modular Techniques for Small Data Center Builds and Retrofits


  • Critical Design Considerations and Best Practices for Success in Small Data Centers
  • Data Center Managers Should Evaluate Upgrading Their Floor Space, Rather Than Building a New Data Center
    • Step 1: Break Floor Space Into Discrete Sections
    • Step 2: Reconfigure and Defragment the Floor
    • Step 3: Reconfigure Again

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