The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) -- the people who
brought you the CAT standards for unshielded twisted pair cabling --
recently undertook a vast challenge to publish a definitive document
encompassing best practices and design considerations for every single
aspect of the modern data center.
The standard, entitled Telecommunications Infrastructure Standard for
Data Centers, TIA-942, weighs in at 148 pages, and covers everything
from site selection to rack mounting methods.
I seem to remember some folks asking questions about such a thing here
in the past... so I hope this isn't a duplicate of an old thread.
In any case, has anyone here looked over the documents and/or have any
comments on them?
It seems to me (however I have not yet read it) that something such as
this could be quite useful to IT students and others who don't have the