Data-center

Data center,
the heart of your company
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We have a long and successful track record of implementing high technology in mission critical systems.

Data centers are essential for traffic, processing and storage of information

Either to maintain the needs of a single company or host tens of thousands of clients’ internet sites, they must be extremely reliable and secure, while being able to adapt to growth and reconfiguration. To design a data center, several factors must be taken into account:
  • Where: Size and number of data processing / storage equipment to be housed.
  • How: Physical location, weather conditions and access.
  • Robustness: Level of redundancy against computer, electrical and mechanical failures.
  • Resources: Amount of cooling, energy needs, type of wiring.
  • Security: Rigorous internal and external access control.
They are just some of the various factors that come into play in a successful installation or in the expansion of a data center. ETICSA has a long and proven track record of more than 15 years in the design, implementation and operational continuity of mission critical Data Centers. For this, it has a team of high-level professionals, dedicated to the study of Data Center trends, which leads to the design and implementation of world-class solutions.

Systems in a data center

The solutions developed by ETICSA for data center infrastructure are based on the design considerations and components of the ANSI / TIA / EIA-942 standard, which are summarized in:

Mechanical

systems

Architecture
Ceiling
Floor
Perimeter
Air conditioning (HVAC)

Electrical

Systems

Distribution (Boards, Wiring)
Generation (Generating Set)
Energy Backup Units (UPS)
Lighting Systems
EPO (Emergency Power Off)

Communication

Systems

Networking
Wiring System (Copper and Fiber)

Security systems

data center

Access Systems
Closed Circuit Television CCTV
Fire Detection and Extinguishment

TOPOLOGY FOR A DATA CENTER

A Data Center requires a dedicated space, which depending on its size could be divided into:

  • Entrance (Entrance Room (EA)).
  • Central Distribution Area (Main Distribution Area (MDA)).
  • Horizontal Distribution Area (HDA).
  • Zone Distribution Area (ZDA).
  • Equipment Distribution Area (EDA).

CLASSIFICATION OF A DATA CENTER ACCORDING TO AVAILABILITY (TIERS)

TIER I: BASIC

Design data center of the basic type, susceptible to failures. Minimum capacity level for energy distribution and cooling, but there is no redundancy. Total loss of function in case of failure or maintenance.

TIER II: REDUNDANT COMPONENTS

Tier 2 datacenter with redundant components, less susceptible to disruptions, planned or not. It has a technical floor, UPS and generators. There is talk of N + 1 redundancy for UPS, but the system has only one distribution path.

TIER III : CONCURRENT MAINTENANCE

In this case, datacenter Tier 3, any planned activity of the datacenter infrastructure is allowed, without the interruption of the hardware operation. These activities can be preventive, scheduled maintenance, repair and replacement of components, addition or removal of components, testing, etc. All systems have N + 1 redundancy, but only one active path.

TIER IV: TOLERANT TO FAILURES

These data centers allow any planned activity without interruption to the critical load. For this, simultaneous trajectories are designed, that is, two separate UPS systems each with N + 1 redundancy.