When a company decides to incorporate a Data Center, there are certain elements that must be known. In this article, we will tell you the main elements that must be considered to design the Data Center that your business needs.
We share with you our vision and knowledge of such important tools for a Data Center as BMS, EPMS, DCIM, cooling components, or structured cabling, among others.
In order for you to understand the importance of the main elements that your Datacenter must have, we are going to definie them individually.
The BMS is one of the most important systems for a Data Center, since it allows centralized, remote and real-time monitoring and control large energy consumers as HVAC systems, among others.
Having a BMS system in your Data Center will help you to achieve optimal energy efficiency levels.
Another important element is the EMS – EPMS, whose main function is to monitor your Data enter electrical infrastructure.
These systems provide Data Centers with advanced monitoring capabilities, fault diagnostics, and trending to allow them running reliably, safely, and efficiently.
DCIM systems are the best ally for your network management and documentation. They help you to:
- Document all your assets.
- Reduce unnecessary energy costs.
- Have updated information about your infrastructure automatically.
Data Centers are critical infrastructures that require an specific temperature, humidity, air movement and air cleanliness to be kept constant and within specific limits.
Without the proper HVAC systems, it would be impossible to ensure maximum durability and longevity of the elements that make up your Data Center. That is why HVAC infrastructure is vital to maintain DC operability and efficiency.
Commissioning covers the Data Center start-up process to ensure the correct implementation of the requirements defined in the project at the operational, technical and functional levels.
L1 – Factory testing
L2 – Reception of equipment on site
L3 – Assembly and pre-commissioning inspections.
L4 – Functional tests
L5 – Integration tests (IST)
The commissioning processes also serve to achieve TIER ratings in design, execution and operation.
As important as implementing the Data Center is to maintain it, that is why we recommend having O&M experts in critical infrastructures, capable of providing service to any type of issue: HVAC, IT, energy efficiency, power monitoring…
In addition, maintenance and asset management software help data center operators to undertake, in a simpler and orderly way, the different outstanding work orders. These platforms contain ticketing modules for incident management.