Data Center Preparations

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A Data Centre being the heart of any organization is a facility used to house core computer systems and associated components, such as core switches, core routers, servers and storage systems. It generally includes redundant or backup power supplies, redundant data communications connections, environmental controls (e.g., Air conditioning, Fire Suppression), and special security devices.

In today’s fast growing corporate environment, a Data Centre Shutdown means loss of money to any organization. At Anmat we make sure to deliver results for an always available, scalable, redundant, fault-tolerant, manageable, and maintainable data center environment.

Raised Flooring

Raised flooring is an elevated grid system that is frequently installed in large Data Centers. Cooled air, electrical whips, and data cabling are routed through the space under the raised floor, promoting better air flow and enabling easier management of power and cable runs. Water pipes, fire suppressant cylinders, moisture detectors, and smoke detectors may be located here as well.

In-Room Electrical

In-room electrical refers to all power-related facilities within the Data Center. This normally includes electrical panels, conduits, and several types of receptacles. Power to this system usually comes from an outside commercial power source, namely your local utility company, and is likely conditioned at the company site. Voltage varies from one country to another.

Standby Power

Standby power includes all backup power systems responsible for support of the Data Center's electrical load in the event that normal utility power fails for any reason. This system traditionally includes large batteries, known as an uninterruptible power source or uninterruptible power supply, and one or more generators.

Cooling

The cooling system refers to the chillers and air handlers used to regulate ambient temperature and control humidity within the Data Center. This system might incorporate the air conditioning system used to cool regular office space within the same building, known as house air, or might be independent of it. Individual server cabinets can also possess their own cooling measures, such as fans or water-cooling.

Fire Suppression

Fire suppression includes all devices associated with detecting or extinguishing a fire in the Data Center. The most obvious components are water-based sprinklers, gaseous fire suppression systems, and hand-held fire extinguishers. Others can include devices that detect smoke or measure air quality.

Other Infrastructure Components

There are also some infrastructure items that do not strictly fall under the prior categories but are commonly found in server environments. These include leak detection devices and physical security controls such as card readers and security cameras.

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