Data center design and facilities

The data center design and facilities topic section offers comprehensive resources and expert advice for data center construction companies, architects and data center facility managers. Data center design takes into account continuous power and cooling for IT equipment, site security and energy use. Data center facilities are specialized for a task, and must operate in concert with the IT organization. New trends in data center design and construction include modular and containerized builds, as well as DCIM to track energy use.

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  • pounds per square inch (PSI)

    PSI is commonly used to measure the pressure of gasses (pneumatic pressure) or liquids (hydraulic pressure). PSI is also used as a measure of tensile strength, defined as resistance to pulling forces, and elastic modulus strength, defined as ... Continue Reading

  • building information modeling (BIM)

    Building information modeling (BIM) is traditional architectural computer aided design (CAD) with 3D modeling that also incorporates best practice processes and additional information about specifications, materials, functionality, maintenance and ... Continue Reading

  • The Green Grid Performance Indicator (PI)

    The Green Grid Performance Indicator (PI) is a set of metrics designed to help information technology (IT) teams assess current and future data center cooling performance. PI was developed by The Green Grid in 2016. Continue Reading

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