Need a Data Center, trying to convice Supervisor, need advice.
Currently our setup in our office isn't really up to par. I have 2 servers in my office, which is 11' - 11' and I need to convince my supervisor, and the higher ups that we need something to change here. I have a bit of money to work with in my budget (enough to get a small data center built), and I need to make a presentation showing why we need it. Factors such as climate control, battery backups, the dust factor from the server sitting on carpet (Which I am sure will overheat these servers one of these days), fire suppression, and a way to keep everyone else out (such as a keycard entry system) or to limit who goes in there.
Could I get some advice on how to present this, or what to include in my presentation from anyone who has been in this situation? I know the server has crashed before and all our information has been wiped, so they are already aware of how much time it takes to recoup all the losses.