Data Center Design Considerations. Walter P. Herring, RCDD/LAN/OSP Senior Systems Specialist Bala Consulting Engineers, Inc.

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1 Data Center Design Considerations Walter P. Herring, RCDD/LAN/OSP Senior Systems Specialist Bala Consulting Engineers, Inc.

2 Data Center Design: Overall Expectations Need: Prime vs. Redundant vs. Mirrored New vs. Existing Reliability (Tiers) Scalability Power Density Cost

3 Tier Definitions Tier I Tier II Tier III Tier IV Number of Delivery Paths only 1 only 1 1 Active 2 Active 1 Passive Redundant Components N N+1 N+1 2(N+1) Support space raised floor ratio 20% 30% 80-90% 100% Initial watts/s.f Ultimate watts/s.f Raised floor height Floor loading pounds/s.f Utility Voltage 208, , kV 12-15kV Months to implement Year first deployed Construction $/s.f raised floor $450 $600 $900 $1,100+ Annual IT downtime due to site 28.8 hrs 22.0 hrs 1.6 hrs 0.4 hrs Site Availability % % % % The Uptime Institute 2001

4 Due Diligence/Risk Assessment Evaluate Systems Services Available Structure Floor to Floor Height Cable Plant Carriers Threats - Weather - HAZMATS - Nuclear Power - Traffic

5 Data Center Design Considerations IT Architecture CA Data Center Electrical Engineering Safety Systems Mechanical Engineering

6 Information Technology (IT) Redundancy Service Configuration Conveyance Cable Plant?

7 Information Technology (IT) Redundancy How many levels? What kind of redundancy? -Cable -Sheath - Route - Hardware/Software - Dual Processors - Dual Equipment

8 Information Technology (IT) Service Protection Dual/Multiple Incoming Multiple LEC, CLEC

9 Information Technology (IT) Configuration Due Diligence - Identify Skill/User Sets (PBX, NT, UNIX, SAN, WAN, Vendor) - Space planning, Schematic Design - Provide for Expansion - Space Allocation

10 Information Technology

11 Information Technology (IT) Configuration Due Diligence Floor Plan -Central Patch -Segregate Copper UTP/ Optical Fiber Networks

12 Information Technology (IT) Cable Plant Copper UTP - Performance level of UTP - Color Scheme/ANSI/TIA/EIA - Fill Ratio

13 Information Technology (IT) Cable Plant Copper UTP Optical Fiber - 50/125, 62.5/ Gig - sm/mm - Connector Type

14 Information Technology (IT) Cable Plant Copper UTP Optical Fiber Plug & Play Pros - Multiple Mfg. - Scalability - Multiple Connector - High Density - Limit Field Connectorization Cons - Quality Control - Lead Times - Installation

15 Information Technology (IT) Cable Plant Copper UTP Optical Fiber Plug & Play Multi-Pair -RJ 21x - Multi-pair for Voice tie 110/66 to Patch Panel - Consolidation Beneath Raised Floor - Limit on Performance

16 Information Technology (IT) Conveyance Ladder Rack/Cable Tray Above Rack - Pros/Cons Pros - Flexibility - Robust Design = Multiple Levels Cons - Routing of Different Medium - Aesthetics

17 Information Technology (IT) Conveyance Ladder Rack/Cable Tray Above Rack Below Floor Pros/Cons Pros: - Flexibility - Aesthetically Pleasing Cons: -Air Flow - Robust Design = Multiple Paths/Bays - Coordination Intensive - Capacity

18 Architecture Layout Room Integrity/ Rating Verticality Accessibility Floor Load Location

19 Architecture Floor Loading

20 Electrical Engineering Watts/S.F. Utility Generation Distribution UPS Multi- Cord

21 Electrical Engineering Watts/S.F. Servers & DASD 100W/ft 2 150W/ft 2 200W/ft The Uptime Institute

22 Electrical Engineering Distribution

23 Mechanical Engineering Heat Extraction Hot/Cold Aisle System Type Static Pressure Load/Watt Density Floor Height

24 Mechanical Engineering Heat Extraction

25 Mechanical Engineering Hot Aisle/Cold Aisle Return Air Ducts 95 F± Return Air Ducts 95 F± Suspended Ceiling Plenum Cooling Coil Fan Air Extraction Fans Hot Aisle Cold Aisle Perf Floor Tile Air Extraction Fans 55 F± 55 F± Raised Floor Plenum

26 Safety Systems Personnel Site Monitoring Suppression Protection Detection Security

27 Safety Systems

28 Contract Administration Coordination Migration Licenses Record Drawings Commissioning IST

29 Contract Administration Migration/Coordination Coordination of Passive/Active Components - Delivery of Equipment - Assembly Phased Migration Plan - Skill/User Set Priority - Milestones

30 Contract Administration IST/ Commissioning Close-Out Documents Commissioning Reports Post-Occupancy Report Corrective Actions Site Reports Test Execution Coordinate Commissioning Activities Review & Approval of Documents Develop Pre- Functional Checklists Develop Test Procedures Commissioning Plan Commissioning Specification Design Intent Report

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