Data Centre Solutions

Once you have determined your requirements, drivers, constraints and business objectives, a data centre design solution can be selected. This will include a combination of power, cooling, environmental monitoring, fire detection, security systems, data cabling and more.

Our approach to choosing a data centre solution depends upon your starting point. Are you building a new data centre or upgrading an existing one? With a new data centre, equipment can be laid out completely inline with current standards and best practices. With an existing data centre, we are often constrained by the current equipment, building construction, power, and other factors. These constraints will influence the data centre design solution enormously. In some cases the constraints of a building may totally dictate the cooling and power to a point where only one solution is suitable.

With a data centre refurbishment or build of a new data centre in an existing building, the building’s structural specifications will play a large part in helping or hindering the design process. The building’s structural weight limitations may become a constraint on your project.

With a new build project our Engineers can design out possible constraints allowing choice from a greater selection of data centre power and cooling solutions. In either situation it will help if you know the IT equipment you expect to put in the data centre. From storage and switches to standalone pizza box servers and blades, this equipment will also help shape your final data centre solution.

The next step is to determine how to structure your data centre. There are numerous solutions and options each having specific advantages and disadvantages over one another. Depending on your particular requirements, drivers and constraints one of these solutions will be most suitable, offering the best fit for both your computing and building’s needs. Our Pre-Sale Consultants and Design Engineers can assist you in determining the right design for your data centre based upon your business and IT requirements. By discussing the benefits and limitations of each design solution you, the owner operator, can decide what best matches your requirements and drivers. These could be low CAPEX, increased resilience, high density computing or ultra energy efficiency. By working closely with your organisation our Design Consultants and Engineers will ensure your projects objectives are met.

Convergent Technology is vendor neutral so we can select from any manufacturer, ensuring that you get the best equipment and solution for your data centre facility.

From a minor upgrade of power or cooling infrastructure to complete new design and build projects, planning and implementing the right data centre solutions is a complex undertaking. Utilise our award winning expertise and make the process simple and successful.