The Design and Organization of Data Centers/Outfitting


Put EVERYTHING on wheels

  • Computer Desk
  • Rolling Chairs
  • General storage - shelving, cabinets, or bookcases
  • Key box


  • Cordless, keyless-chuck power screwdriver
  • Phillips and slotted screwdrivers
  • Extra long screwdrivers
  • Short ratcheted screwdrivers
  • Wire clippers
  • Socket set
  • Adjustable wrench
  • Allen wrenches
  • 66 and 110 punchdown tools
  • Tone generator and sniffer
  • And a cloth tool bag to put it all in.


  • 6 foot fiberglass ladder - Fiberglass is safer than aluminum around electricity
  • Fans for cooling
  • Cheap analog phone (for testing lines)
  • Two suction lifters - for raised floors
  • Label maker
  • Pallet Jack - Delivery drivers will often not have them
  • Rechargeable wall mounted flashlights near all doors
  • Cordless phone with headset - Typing is much easier.
  • Fireproof lidded wastebaskets - Wastebaskets can be a source of fire, but wastebaskets are key in maintaining a clean workspace.