How to build a good data center infrastructure
The Digital era is a big advantage for small business, middle, and large-scale businesses. We could penetrate the unreachable market if we digitalize our business. One of the components to digitalize our business is to build or have a data center.
What is a data center?
The data center is a centralized location where the networking equipment and computing gather to collect, store, process, distribute, and/or allow access to a huge amount of data.
How to build a good data center infrastructure? Follow these few tips:
build sufficient backup power
backup electricity resource is the most important point in the data center. In the data center, Operational time will be the measurement to determine which tier is our data center. here is the operational time from tier 1 to tier 4:
Tier 1: 99,671% of the operational time per year or equal with 28,8 hours of downtime per year
Tier 2: 99,741% of the operational time per year or equal with 22 hours of downtime per year
Tier 3: 99,982% of the operational time per year or equal with 1,6 hours of downtime per year
Tier 4: 99,995% of the operational time per year or equal with 26,3 minutes of downtime per year.
build the layers of data center architecture
there are three layers of architecture that important in the data center, there are business, service, and IT infrastructure. In the business layer, there are enterprise resource planning and other application; in the service layer, there are mail services, print services, and etc; in the IT infrastructure layer, there are server, storage, networks, power resource, and cooling system.
adjusting the data center devices layout
(for example) make sure to locate the UPS system far from the server to prevent the electromagnetic radiation. Secondly, we can adjust the distance in front of the rack (to make cold aisle) and the distance behind the rack (to circulate the hot aisle) as well.
make sure the energy efficiency
the data center will not stop working for 24 hours every day, therefore, we need the cost less cooling system. We could also utilize the circulation of the hot and cold aisle to save the energy.
By following 4 tips on how to build a good data center infrastructure above, you can maximize your data center utilization. Stay safe and obey the health protocols in this pandemic situation.