Data Center

What is a data center?

A data center is a dedicated space where companies can keep and operate most of the ICT infrastructure that supports their business. This would be the servers and storage equipment that run application software and process and store data and content. For some companies this might be a simple cage or rack of equipment, for others it could be a room housing a few or many cabinets, depending on the scale of their operation.

The space will typically have a raised floor with cabling ducts running underneath to feed power to the cabinets and carry the cables that connect the cabinets together.

The environment is controlled in terms of areas such as temperature & humidity, both to ensure the performance and the operational integrity of the systems within. Facilities will generally include power supplies, backup power, chillers, cabling, fire and water detection systems and security controls.

Data centers can be in-house, located in a company’s own facility, or outsourced with equipment being collocated at a third-party site. Outsourcing does not necessarily mean relinquishing control of your equipment – it can be as simple as finding the right place to house that equipment.

Data Center Physical Infrastructure Design Services


The key to long-term operational success lies in the integration and optimization of your physical and logical infrastructures. Whether you are undergoing
a technology implementation initiative such as virtualization or planning a new center, Panduit’s Data Center Physical Infrastructure Design Service can
ensure that your physical infrastructure will meet your current and long-term IT goals.
Panduit designs are based on reference architectures developed and validated by Panduit in conjunction with leading IT technology companies.
These architectures link the physical designs to logical architectures, enabling consistent and optimized deployments of sustainable IT systems.

 

How Can This Service Deliver Return-On-Investment (ROI)?


The proper physical infrastructure design eases the challenges associated with data center
operations and scalability. Panduit Advisory Services is focused on the details to

:
• Optimize the agility, scalability, and reliability of your current physical infrastructure
with the logical layer for current and future data center changes or expansions
• Deliver a well thought out design for both day-one requirements and day-two future upgrades
• Support on-time deployment