Data Centre Infrastructure Course Overview

The Data centre infrastructure training course gives you a brief understanding of the Data Center design and guides you through the best practices to increase the operating efficieny. This training course gives you the skills to work in coordination with experts  from other disciplines and increase an overall design and efficiency strategy. You will learn the importance of data center design, best practices of designing a data center and running the data center in optimal and efficient way.

Who Should Do Data centre infrastructure training course?

Anybody who is involved in following profession can do this training

  • Data Centre and Network Management
  • Facility Management
  • M&E Consultants        
  • Electrical & HVAC Engineers
  • Data Centre owners/operators
  • Architects
  • Project Managers
  • Sales Engineers from OEM Vendors

This is a Rare Course and it can be take up to 3 weeks to arrange the training.

  • 1. Do you have limited Window for training?
  • 2. Can you only spend 4-hours per day?
  • 3. Do you want to start training immediately?
  • If your answer is yes to any one of the above, you need 1-on-1- Training
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Flexible Dates
4-Hour Sessions
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  • The course will be free if we are not able to start within 7 days of booking.
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Your will learn:

Module 1: An introduction to the data centre
  • Understand the history of the data centre, from its humble beginnings as a computer room to the football field sized behemoths of today.
  • Understand the critical services data centres provide and how they are embedded across most things we do throughout a typical day without us knowing
  • Understand the important role data centres play and how they enable the digital, and likely low carbon economy, of the future
  • Identify the relevant industry bodies, and the associated standards and regulations
  • Describe and explain the most used definitions in the data centre industry.
  • Understand how the efficiency metrics are calculated – explain how legacy data centres performed and current trends
  • Explain the market forces that are shaping the industry and how they are impacting today’s designs
  • Understand the design process and how criticality, the importance/impact of downtime, and the needs of the business informs the design
  • Understand resilience vs. business need.
  • Identify the options available to those seeking data centre designs including the types of data centres for the different computing architectures and business models.
  • Understand the standards recommendations.
  • Explain how the availability of resources affects a design, including power, connectivity and water.
  • Understand how geography influences the location of a data centre, including air-quality and localised risks.
  • Understand how business needs can override other site selection criteria, e.g. communications latency
  • Be aware of what future influences on design are likely to be.
  • Align design and architecture to business strategy today and into the future
  • Business impact of decisions – looking at design from a TCO perspective over lifecycle
  • External Shell design.
  • Space considerations.
  • Structural Specifications
  • Applicable Standards – including fire resistance, fire suppression and security, etc.
  • Codes & Regulations – including legislative requirements across different countries and voluntary initiatives (e.g. EU CoC, building sustainability – LEED, BREEAM)
  • Other types of data centre design – covering modular data centres, scalable data centres, container based systems, fast provisioning, pre-fabricated data centres, Pods, etc
  • Future thinking on data centre design.
  • Understand the history of the access floor and debate whether a raised floor is still needed.
  • Define the relevant standards and regulations.
  • Understand floor loading
  • Explain the design considerations with regard to flooring.
  • Explain where air grille tiles and ramps should be sited and the role played in airflow management and management of the data centre
  • Be aware of the implications of cutting floor tiles and build up of zinc whiskers
  • Understand current cabling standards and why they are important. Explain the technology behind copper cable and fibre cable technology
  • Describe the various methods of cable containment and associated benefits.
  • Understand the design principles of communication cabling.
  • Be aware of recent/future developments in this area
  • Identify the roles and terminologies of servers.
  • Understand the issues surrounding low server utilisation and the benefits of virtualisation.
  • Understand the various types of storage equipment
  • Understand the various types of communications equipment.
  • Be aware of technology developments, today’s challenges and the associated standards & regulations around IT hardware – think about what the next 4 – 5 next generations of equipment could look like in the interest of future proofing data centre design.
  • Understand the number of generations and versions that will be accommodated in the data centre throughout its lifecycle.
  • Understand container based systems and the benefits to IT hardware and data centre systems.
  • Understand provisioning guidelines associated with IT, and how they affect managing data centre capacity
  • Be aware of innovative designs – Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Deutsche Bank, Kyoto cooling, eBay
  • Be aware that future IT loads will be more variable than in the past. Consider how to manage this, in a dynamic consumption world, through workload management.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the fundamentals of cooling
  • Understand what cooling options are available and the advantages\disadvantages of each method, especially with respect to risk management.
  • Understand different monitoring and control strategies including associated benefits.
  • Be aware of the evolution of ASHRAE temperature, humidity and contamination recommendations around cooling and why they have changed. Be aware of how to implement the changes in an operational environment
  • Understand how cooling is affected by design considerations across the world.
  • Understand how to make cooling systems more efficient – understand CoP/EER and operational efficiency across the whole lifecycle of the data centre including part load efficiency.
  • Be aware of codes and regulations covering cooling.
  • Be aware of likely future developments in this area.
  • Heat re-use use and possible applications.
  • Understand electrical basics.
  • Identify what is meant by power quality for the ICT load and understand the ITIC/CBEMA Power Quality Curve.
  • Explain the term ‘grid power supply’.
  • Understand AC and DC power solutions.
  • Identify the various types of UPS including scalable & modular designs for energy efficiency and eco-mode operation.
  • Identify the various forms of energy storage, particularly battery and flywheel, and understand the limitations of each. Understand how power can be distributed in the data centre
  • Explain standby/backup power and understand emerging technologies in this area – including fuel cell technologies
  • Be aware of the codes and regulations covering electrical installation.
  • Managing UPS capacity throughout the lifecycle of the data centre.
  • Maintenance considerations.
  • Renewable power – low carbon generation and its applicability to the modern data centre.
  • Understand equipment considerations.
  • Identify IT cabinet types and their installation – including rack mount and blade configurations.
  • Explain what is a hot aisle/cold aisle configuration and understand the benefits of air management.
  • Understand how to incorporate non-standard equipment
  • Be aware of applicable standards
  • Future considerations aligned to IT roadmap, including liquid cooled servers
  • Explain the importance of fire regulations, how to prevent fire and identify the prime reasons for a fire suppression strategy
  • Understand the various systems for fire detection, warning and fire suppression; including water, water-mist & gaseous suppressants.
  • Identify how any system design needs to consider fire.
  • Understand the elements of a security plan.
  • Understand the difference between physical security and electronic security.
  • Be aware of surveillance policy and procedures along with associated regulations and standards.
  • Define BMS & EMS.
  • Understand what is involved in building automation protocols.
  • Understand integrated systems and interfaces.
  • Be aware of measuring and monitoring, and reporting systems and the minimum requirements for a high energy-efficiency strategy
  • Identify applicable standards and likely future thinking
  • Understand the drivers in infrastructure management and why it is important.
  • DCIM technology and future (IT and Facilities Management converging)
  • Understand what the minimum commissioning scope of works is
  • Identify project phases and the involvement of a training element for the future operational staff.
  • Understand the elements of a commissioning plan.
  • Be aware of the likely documentation needed.
  • Understand the elements of maintenance plans, both planned and emergency including OEM & third-party contracts and SLAs.
  • Understand how to deal with equipment moves, adds and changes.
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Course Prerequisites

There are no formal pre-requisites for this training but the participant should have appropriate level of knowledge as per his trade and profession


Upon Completion of this Course, you will accomplish following:-

  • Importance of the design of a data centre
  • Best practice of design in the data centre
  • Building and showcasing the appropriate understanding of the various concepts of the running of an efficient data centre

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