Modern data centers are very different than they were just a short time ago. Infrastructure has shifted from traditional on-premises physical servers to virtual networks that support applications and workloads across pools of physical infrastructure and into a multi cloud environment.
In this era, data exists and is connected across multiple data centers, the edge, and public and private clouds. The data center must be able to communicate across these multiple sites, both on-premises and in the cloud. Even the public cloud is a collection of data centers. When applications are hosted in the cloud, they are using data center resources from the cloud provider.
Data centers are designed to support business applications and activities that include
Data center design includes routers, switches, firewalls, storage systems, servers, and application delivery controllers. Because these components store and manage business-critical data and applications, data center security is critical in data center design. Together, they provide:
Network infrastructure. This connects servers (physical and virtualized), data center services, storage, and external connectivity to end-user locations.
Storage infrastructure. Data is the fuel of the modern data center. Storage systems are used to hold this valuable commodity.
Computing resources. Applications are the engines of a data center. These servers provide the processing, memory, local storage, and network connectivity that drive applications.
Data center services are typically deployed to protect the performance and integrity of the core data center components.
Network security appliances. These include firewall and intrusion protection to safeguard the data center.
Application delivery assurance. To maintain application performance, these mechanisms provide application resiliency and availability via automatic failover and load balancing.
Data center components require significant infrastructure to support the center's hardware and software. These include power subsystems, uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), ventilation, cooling systems, fire suppression, backup generators, and connections to external networks.
The most widely adopted standard for data center design and data center infrastructure It includes standards for ANSI-ready certification, which ensures compliance with one of four categories of data center tiers rated for levels of redundancy and fault tolerance.
Tier 1: Basic site infrastructure. A Tier 1 data center offers limited protection against physical events. It has single-capacity components and a single, nonredundant distribution path.
Tier 2: Redundant-capacity component site infrastructure. This data center offers improved protection against physical events. It has redundant-capacity components and a single, nonredundant distribution path.
Tier 3: Concurrently maintainable site infrastructure. This data center protects against virtually all physical events, providing redundant-capacity components and multiple independent distribution paths. Each component can be removed or replaced without disrupting services to end users.
Tier 4: Fault-tolerant site infrastructure. This data center provides the highest levels of fault tolerance and redundancy. Redundant-capacity components and multiple independent distribution paths enable concurrent maintainability and one fault anywhere in the installation without causing downtime.
Scattered data leads to complex outcomes. DC highly standardized & identical data centers simplify overall operations. The standardization enables quicker intervention when problems arise. Although the individual systems work independently of each other, expandable IT infrastructure & associated processes streamline the operations. In addition, new locations can be conveniently integrated into the existing IT landscape while data centers can be expanded.
Downtimes and malfunctions are a thing of the past. The Computer Multi Control Monitoring System uses sensors in the server racks to ensure smooth on-site proceedings. The data is consolidated & processed in a central unit. Further, data sets are integrated into the Data Center Management (DCIM) System via the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP). DCIM continuously monitors received data & sends out alerts for seamless operation.
Data Center is a flexible platform for developing an IT environment. The assembling components are available in various output classes, which can be combined into a ready-to-use solution in a shorter span. This enables companies to get a data center faster with optimum operating efficiency for data processing needs.
Holistic DC Infrastructure solution offers Cooling, Fire Detection & Suppression, UPS, Access Control & Remote Monitoring integrated together inside a rack, which results in lesser footprint, thereby reducing costs significantly. Low Total Cost of ownership can be deployed in Modules of 1/2/3/4/6 racks, which enables zero costs on initial installment. With no Zero U space required for the system, data center saves up to 50% of floor space.
Data Center uses advanced technology in access control - biometric reader which is connected to CMC access control unit. Rack doors have an electromagnetic lock to permit only authorized personnel to open the door through fingerprint reader.
Closed loop cooling solutions offer ‘front to back’ air routing, like other IT applications. It also regulates the server inlet temperature to the set value. IDU & ODU units come with a cooling capacity of 4/8 kW.
Data Center comes with a 1U rack-mounted intelligent fire suppression system. This system is powered by advance facilities, which is a clean agent based modular type fire suppression system.
The monitoring solution collects critical information from network-connected devices, access control, temperature, humidity, water leak, door sensors & other dry contact monitoring. Automated alerts & messages are sent to the intended recipients using GSM module, based on pre-set parameters.
The DC offers true online double conversion rack mount UPS with less space consumption, which results in 95% power efficiency and 0.9 power output. Battery backup at installed on all Data Center racks.