Main Components of a Data Centre Design

With technological advancement, the need for data and power is shooting up. Tackling the high demand places a strain on companies’ resources. Large number of personnel is required to handle the data and power requirements, which further takes up significant time. However, with data centers, things can be streamlined. This is the reason they are popularly known as the powerhouse of industrial world. 

The design of data center is of key importance to ensure efficient and effective operation of a company’s IT infrastructure.

Therefore, several components must be considered when designing a data center. 

Let’s explore the 6 most common ones here:

1] Power and Cooling: 

The IT equipment in a data center emits a significant amount of heat, which must be effectively dissipated to prevent overheating and equipment failure. In addition to this, the data center must have a reliable power supply i.e., primary power source and also backup power systems to ensure equipment are always operational. 

2] Redundancy and Resilience:

A data center must be designed such that the operations aren’t mitigated despite of equipment failure or power outages. For this purpose, redundant components such as servers and network equipment can be installed.  

3] Physical Security: 

Data centers house sensitive information and intellectual property. So, it is impertinent to safeguard this information from unauthorized access. This includes measures such as secure access controls, video surveillance, and intrusion detection systems.

4] Networking and Connectivity: 

It’s important to have a robust and redundant network infrastructure in place to ensure that data can be transmitted quickly and reliably. This includes both the Local Area Network (LAN) and the Wide Area Network (WAN) that connects the data center to other locations.

5] Rack Layout and Cable Management: 

The layout of the racks and the way in which cables are organized can have a significant impact on the efficiency and effectiveness of the data center. Good cable management is essential for ensuring that there is adequate airflow around the IT equipment and that the cables do not impede the operation of the data center.

In addition to the components mentioned above, environmental monitoring, remote management and automation, compliance and regulation are important. A good architect can help you plan your data center exceptionally. 

Stendel + Reich data center architecture ensures all the main components are well incorporated into your project and runs seamlessly. Approach them now for stellar designs.