Essential Amenities to Keep in Mind While Designing a Data Center

Data centers are large centralized locations where large amounts of data are collected, processed, and stored in concentrated computing and networking equipment. Data centers help other businesses to build their infrastructures by collecting, storing, processing their data, thus, enhancing their capabilities.

But data centers are not just hubs for your data, they are much more. While planning to make a data center, there are many factors that you need to keep in mind. It is also important to make them keeping the need of design standards and data storage in mind. Here are some essential amenities to keep in mind while designing a data center.

  • Power supply and demand. It is a no-brainer that data centers require a huge amount of power to operate. On average around 450 terawatts of power is being used by data centers around the globe. So it is very pivotal to have an estimate of power consumption and usage before you design a data center. A well-designed data center is built in a way to save power by efficient power distribution and implementing sophisticated automated machinery for power-intensive operations for more effective energy usage.
  • Rack density: Time is changing, so are data centers. To provide power for modern powerful servers, a data center must provide higher density racks than what they had before. High-density server racks are larger and consume more power than their predecessors, thus you need to keep that in mind while designing your data center.
  • Networking: Modern data centers are not just a secure room to store your data and equipment; they provide high connectivity throughout for their customers to build their network infrastructures by providing them the power of cloud computing while still enjoying the benefits of having their own servers. Data centers should have the resources to provide the type of connection that their peers need, be it low latency connection, direct connection to cloud platforms, or ISP connections.
  • Security and compliance: Along with good cyber-security, a well-established data center should be designed with the best possible defense system against the physical theft of data in mind with multiple layers of security that incorporates both logical and physical measures. Perimeter fencing, biometric scanners, high-security camera, motion-detecting sensors are some of the sophisticated methods. 

Quebec data center architect Stendel Reich ensures you with high-end data security and services for your data’s ultimate physical protection against any kind of data breach.

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