Data Center Design
Communications Solutions, Inc. specializes in Data Center Design and Installations. There is a growing need for data centers. Most individuals do not realize all the critical components and options that are available. We have listed a few areas to consider while planning your new data center.
Many data centers require Access Floors, also known as raised flooring system. It’s purpose is to create a chamber for wire management and the distribution of heating and cooling services. Communications Solutions works to design and install raised flooring system to suite any needs.
Power Distribution & Conditioning
The key to an effective Data Center electrical power system is the manner in which distribution is accomplished. Conditioning can be in the form of isolation and K rated transformers (to address harmonic loads), surge suppression and other protection features. Conditioning integrated with end point distribution via special cabling is synonymous with the well organized, well managed and flexible facility.
Fire Detection and Suppression
Fire protection is an absolute necessity for your business’ survival. In the unfortunate event of a fire, heat and smoke can quickly damage delicate electronic equipment.
Uninterruptible Power Supply
Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) is the link between a reliable, 24/7 operation and a business susceptible to the unpredictable power anomalies that surround us.
Under Floor Water Detection
Moisture below the floor can damage wiring or equipment and cause costly downtime. An under floor water detection system can give you an immediate warning.
The construction and/or expansion of a Data Center must be done right the first time. You cannot afford delays or interruptions to return and correct a poor installation.
The nature of today’s 24 X 7 business environments requires a continuous and reliable power supply. An Emergency Backup Generator can provide you with a secondary power source when the primary power is interrupted. Backup Generators are fully automatic systems, which monitor the incoming electricity and provide an extended secondary power source on loss of primary power.
When construction of the Data Center is complete, we offer a preventive maintenance service agreement to ensure reliable operation of the critical systems we provided and installed. Since we designed and built your facility, we have a thorough understanding of these systems; therefore, our management and field technicians are in the best position to provide unparalleled service.
A comprehensive service plan is specifically designed to provide preventive maintenance, reliable 24/7 emergency services and corrective service for the Data Center. We will manage the plan through our selected service affiliates and will contract directly with each supplier of the described services.
Our Service Coordinator will be responsible for:
- Developing an annual preventive maintenance schedule suited to the site’s needs
- Coordinating and tracking preventive maintenance visits
- Inspecting the site
- Reviewing invoices for additional services
- Resolving service issues
Included in the service plan (as applicable):
- Data Center Cleaning
- Computer Room Air Conditioning Equipment
- Building HVAC
- UPS and Batteries
- Power Distribution Unit
- Diesel Generator and Automatic Transfer Switch
- FM-200 Fire Suppression System
- Pre-action Sprinkler System
Electronic and information processing equipment require rigid environmental conditions for reliable operation. Computer Room precision air conditioning systems are specifically designed for the concentrated vertical heat loads of today’s Data Centers.
The sooner you know a problem exists, the sooner the problem can be resolved. With systems that are expected to be up 100% of the time, down time must be kept to a minimum. With a site monitoring system you can monitor any or all of the following:
- Leak detection
- FM-200 Fire Suppression System
Systems can be monitored via a LAN or WAN network and/or can call a pager or cell phone so you will know the status of your unattended or remote sites.
It is imperative to keep the Data Center environment clean of any dust and dirt because of the harm that can be done to the operating systems. Therefore, after Data Center construction is complete, we thoroughly clean above and below the raised floor with particular attention to detail. In addition to post construction cleaning, regular cleanings are highly recommended throughout the life of the Data Center. Our experienced cleaning crews are well aware of the caution that must be employed in an active Data Center environment during the regular cleanings.
Description of services:
- Encapsulation of sub floor to eliminate concrete powdering
- Systematic vacuuming to remove dirt, dust and contaminants
- Antistatic cleaning and machine scrubbing of high pressure laminate raised floor surfaces
- Damp wiping of environmental equipment and counter surfaces
- Carpet cleaning
- Ramp and tile floor landing waxing