Data Center Physical Infrastructure for Enterprise Wireless LANs
Wireless LAN (WLAN) deployments can result in unexpected or unplanned power, cooling, management, and security requirements. Most wiring closets do not have uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), and they do not provide adequate ventilation or cooling required to prevent equipment from overheating. Understanding the unique data center physical infrastructure (DCPI) requirements of WLAN equipment allows planning for a successful and cost-effective deployment. This paper explains how to plan for DCPI while deploying indoor WLANs in small, medium, or large enterprises, with an emphasis on power and cooling. Simple, fast, reliable, and cost-effective strategies for upgrading old facilities or building new facilities are described.