Infrastructure

Data Centre Infrastructure

General Infrastructure

As computers get smaller, they consume more power and, as a result, generate more heat. More heat means harder working chillers, so the demand for power grows again. Overheating is a sure way of increasing failure and thereby reducing resilience.

Any Data Centre, computer room or control room is only as good as the supporting services which maintain the environment required for the equipment to function.

The next generation of Data and Control centres will be even more dependent on the basic hosting infrastructure that underpins their reliability and resilience. Any Data Centre, computer room or control room is only as good as the supporting services which maintain the environment required for the equipment to function. This environment must be maintained 24/7 or the equipment within the room could fail, with potentially catastrophic consequences for the business which it supports.

It is therefore essential that these facilities are designed to ensure that redundancy and resiliency of equipment is incorporated in to the initial plan and is not added as an afterthought, which is normally inefficient and costly.

ECA’s engineers specify and supply all the critical service functions required to ensure your facility provides a working and standards-compliant environment, including electrical power distribution, UPS, humidity control, leak detection, lighting, standby generators, HVAC, fire detection & suppression, BMS and building works.

Poorly planned cabling and mixed underfloor services

Cabling Infrastructure

The key to a successful, cost-effective and resilient Data Centre is attention to detail, and nowhere more so than in the management of cabling systems. By their very nature modern Data Centres house an abundance of interconnecting cables, and it is important to select a cabling infrastructure that will cope with your day one requirements and be scalable to grow with your business.

At ECA we design and install Data Centre, Computer Room and Control Room structured cabling systems, advise on selection of cabling standards and suppliers, and oversee major cabling projects. Our portfolio ranges from the design and installation of simple Data Cabinets to large complex, Corporate and Critical National Infrastructure Data and Control Centres.

Our key cabling skills include:

Well-executed underfloor cabling

We will also provide a complete inventory and review of the existing cabling infrastructure in your existing data centre if required.

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