Building or relocating a robust datacenter within time and budgetary constraints requires strong planning. TRUSTFELLOWS Datacenter Planning Services provide a vendor and technology-agnostic view for effective datacenter project delivery.
Based on multiple years of experience and the involvement of subject matter experts in datacenter construction and management, TRUSTFELLOWS developed a methodology for assessing the requirements, planning the architecture and managing the implementation of a datacenter:
The Datacenter consists of both IT infrastructure and facility infrastructure (cooling, power, etc). A synergy between the two must be maintained to ensure continuity of critical services. The business demands of adding more and more equipment to the datacenter not only impacts the physical space occupied, but can also overburden other infrastructure systems (i.e. power, cooling etc). This is manifested by maxed out power distribution and poor heat exchange, or “hot spots”. TRUSTFELLOWS understands these challenges and leverages expert knowledge and its own methodology to assess the risk. This allows us to evaluate the current datacenter facility infrastructure and the impacts of IT and recommend improvements, as well as taking into account future growth projections. Key activities within this Assessment scope include the evaluation of the current datacenter facility and existing IT infrastructure from a resilience perspective and collection of IT asset, modeling of current, and the development of facility recommendations with cost benefit analysis for improvement and optimization.