Here’s a hypothetical situation where Company X is building a state of the art data center. They have a track record for world class facilities and operational excellence supported by best practices and proactive maintenance. The project is highly visible, well-funded and a stakeholder priority. The buyout comes in close but slightly over budget. They are concerned about added costs that may materialize from a compressed schedule, El Nio weather patterns and the unknown.
If you have been around the data center industry you have no doubt heard claims of Tier III and Tier IV rated data centers. Sometimes, companies want or need to know how their own data centers measure up. Many co-Location providers will market their data centers referring to Tier levels. You will hear people refer to Uptime tiers and TIA-942 tiers, certifications and compliance but what does this all mean? What is the difference? In this article we hope to make some sens
Renovations and upgrades to existing Data Center cooling systems sometimes require temporary cooling to keep the critical loads properly cooled during construction. If not designed properly, a poorly planned temp cooling system can lead to disaster. Especially when project conditions require temp cooling be operational for a prolonged period of time. Often, temp cooling is left to the Contractor’s to include in their bid and the design responsibility is delegated to them with
A client needed to address power and cooling issues with their 5,000 square foot server room. The facility was the single most critical piece of real estate for the global media company. An outage at the facility would mean damage to the brand and complete and instant loss of revenues until services could be restored. Study Phase While FEA did not design the original power and cooling systems, having been working with the client since 1995, we were aware of the data center’