Category Archives: Design and Standards

General information and technical advice on how to design and plan server rooms and datacentres.

How Severe Is A Critical Power Outage For A Datacentre?

Substation Critical Power Outage

A power outage is a break in the mains power supply which can last from milliseconds to minutes or even hours. In recent years the number of power outages recorded within Western Europe has increased. Momentary breaks in the electrical supply are increasing due to more severe and disruptive weather conditions, the switching of substations […]

How to Design a Secure and Resilient Server Room Power Supply

Server Rack Power Supply Design

Power supply design is one of the key decisions that must be taken whenever building a new server room or refurbishing and existing one. There are several elements to consider even for a single stack rack cabinet if you are to ensure that your server installation can run through power outages. When we refer to […]

What Is the Best Server Room Layout Design?

Server Room Design Floor Layout

Our projects engineers come across many types of IT closets and computer room installations and are given the task of turning these into best practice server rooms. Many of these rooms start out with the best of intentions with equipment added sporadically to support new services and growth within an organisation. So how do we […]

A Design Guide and Checklist For Server Room Facilities

Server Room Design Layouts

As confidence has increased in Cloud-based operations, many organisations in the private and public sectors are outsourcing some of their services and facilities. The typical providers of these Cloud-based services include colocation and enterprise datacentres some of which are in the hyperscale-size range. Those services and facilities that are not outsourced remain in-house and are […]

Future Proofing Server Rooms For The Internet of Things

Server Room Floor Grid

At Server Room Environments we see a growing importance for on-site server rooms, even with more businesses turning to Cloud based services. What’s driving the demand for on-site IT facilities is the need to prepare for the Internet of Things, Edge Computing and the level of critical infrastructure that organisations will need soon. It’s important […]

Planning Mission Critical IT Environments

Mission Critical Environments

For many organisations power is a critical agenda item. Whether the organisation is a private sector or stock market listed company, public sector or non-for-profit operation, decisions will have to made on whether to operate a server room in-house or outsource the operation to a cloud provider or a combination of the two. Most organisations […]

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