Building and operating a data center requires a reliable team of professionals who can balance the needs of the business and the anticipated users of the data center. Knowledge of IT systems and software is not enough to successfully design and build a data center. Experts in real estate, finance, utilities, contracting, procurement, project management, human resources and facility management are required to minimize costs and maximize ROI.
Give these people the time to ask the detailed, difficult questions that are essential to meet the expectations of management that drive the decision to build an operational data center. Documenting and reviewing the answers with senior management ensures that everyone involved understands the goals of building a data center and the success criteria.
No data center can exist without power. Selecting the power architecture and power delivery to the data center, to the rack and in the rack can determine whether your data center is achieving the desired operational metrics. The rack PDU you choose can help you measure performance and manage power in a heterogeneous environment with a broad mix of server, storage and connectivity providers.
In addition, the successful design of a data center depends heavily on the selection of vendors and partners to design, build and commission the data center. With innovative companies that can deliver a wide range of data centre-specific products, both in the quantities and with the features and functionality required to support the objectives of an operational data center, the chances of a positive outcome are increased when assessing whether the data center is meeting its targeted metrics.