The Equipment, Cooling System & Electrical System
All racks being used in the server rooms must be grounded with the proper seismic bracing, because most hard disks are mechanized. Having proper braces in place securing the racks holding these hard drives will help avoid vibration, which can cause damage to the hard drives.
Cooling equipment with variable fan speeds also need to be available in the server rooms because servers can get hot fast, and they need to be kept cool to keep running at optimum capacity.
The automated server room should also contain fire, smoke, water and humidity monitors to keep an eye on the equipment. The server room should also contain a back-up power source in the case of a power or electrical surge to ensure data is always backed up.
Why Maintaining a Server Room Is Necessary
Properly maintained server rooms will be more cost effective in the long term. A properly maintained server room also ensures the peak operation of an IT network.