A data center is a facility used to house computer systems and associated components, such as telecommunications and storage systems. It generally includes redundant or backup power supplies, redundant data communications connections, environmental controls (e.g., air conditioning, fire suppression) and various security devices.
The HTIS capabilities provided for a Data Center Planning & Pre-Design typically include the following tasks:
Key Design Criteria (KDC) Development
- Establish Load, Availability, and Deployment Density Design Criteria
- Survey the Existing Conditions to Establish Facility Constraints
- Establish Recommendations for Upgrade and/or Improvement
Conceptual Design with CFD Modeling
- Establish a Visual Representation of the Recommendations and Verify Design Considerations using CFD Models
A Good Data Center Plan Pays for Itself
We know it’s your job to deliver on management’s expectations of always available network services. Further, we know that you can’t accomplish that without a room and supporting infrastructure equal to the task. HTIS’s data center planning, pre-design, and consulting services ensure your company gets the always available data center it requires from the start.
Clear project cost guidance as it relates to the overall availability expectation
Accurate existing equipment & conceptual IT services critical load profiling
Expert understanding of data center design standard, and not-so-standard, practices.
A good plan is the key to delivering a successful project. And a good project manager prevents as many things from going wrong as possible by using that plan.
Cost Versus Availability
Everyone wants a 7x24x365 environment. However, the impact of delivering that kind of performance is far-reaching. Availability is more than the reliability of components used and the redundancy by which they are configured. Systems must be concurrently maintainable as well. This means that as absolutely necessary periodic maintenance is performed, systems must be able to be completely brought off-line without impacting the load.
Not surprisingly, the greater the availability expectation, the greater the cost.
HTIS helps you:
Determine the availability that is appropriate.
Estimate potential costs at that risk level.