Site Monitoring

The sooner you know a problem exists, the sooner the problem can be resolved. With systems that are expected to be up 100% of the time, down time must be kept to a minimum. Using our low-cost in-house developed polling and graphing system, you can monitor most Data Centre support gear locally or across the internet alerting you to site incidents and defined thresholds as they happen. Our system utilizes a preconfigured processor running only open-source software, inexpensive device bridges and our own sensors. Systems can be deployed network ready, just add and configure your programmable 0-5V, 5-20ma, dry contact, Modbus, SNMP or BACnet devices and start gathering monitoring data at 1 or 5 minute sampling rates.

Click Here to view real-time Data Centre hardware, temperature, power, cooling, emergency power generation and calculated efficiency metrics collected and graphed with our Monitoring solution.

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Analysis

Making changes to your Data Centre without appropriate air flow modeling tools is simply guesswork. CFD analysis shows if the changes you are contempating will have a positive or negative impact on your Data Centre and how they will affect your cooling costs. When the cost of cooling your Data Centre represents approximately 40% of your total utility budget, why leave it to chance? Have a CFD analysis run against your Data Centre modification plans before you start construction of your facility and your cooling plant, the cost is too high if you get it wrong.


Analysis: cooling capacity extremely low - racks too warm everywhere except bottom middle


Analysis: cooling capacity low - warm in rack row center top


Analysis: cooling capacity and distribution correct

Design and Construction

Data Centre build or expansion projects are costly. Data Centre Design Inc. has the knowledge and experience to design and construct your Data Centre correctly the first time. We utilize CAD and Fluid Dynamics software to design your facility, testing facility concepts before they are constructed. Data Centre Design Inc. will work with your chosen Architect and General Contractor or can provide a turnkey solution to your Data Centre project needs. We ensure your facilities remain operational and clean during construction or renovation.

CAD Floor Plans

Data Centre Design Inc. can produce CAD floor plans of your Data Centre that can be used for space planning, heat and cooling analysis, square footage measurements, submitting your Data Centre plans to Engineering firms etc. A drawing is the basis for all Data Centre planning and construction.


Heat and Cooling Analysis

Data Centre Design Inc. can perform a heat and cooling analysis of your Data Centre using ASHRAE accepted standards to ensure the correct cooling capacity is planned and installed into your Data Centre. We use industry standards and templates designed from industry experience to ensure you have enough cooling capacity now and for the planned life cycle of your Data Centre.

Raised Floor

Raised floor provides a plenum for cooling air, power and communication cable and a static dissipating grounded structure. Air is distributed through perforated or vented tiles or can be ducted directly to high density racking. The floor panels, perf and vented tiles can be reconfigured easily to allow maximum flexibility in your Data Centre layout. New systems or racks can be deployed quickly without disruption of existing operations or reconfiguration of overhead cable trays or raceways. The floor panels can be rearranged at any time to suit your immediate needs.

Power and Power Conditioning

Data Centre power systems are planned and installed to specific standards to provide your facility with power that is appropriately sized and conditioned. K-rated transformers and transient voltage surge suppression (TVSS) systems when used in conjunction with UPS systems, ensure stable power of the appropriate capacity.

Power Distribution

Data Centre Design Inc. installs the appropriate number and size power feeds based on your specifications. We work with your hardware or network group to determine hardware loads and rack configurations. We utilize Power Distribution Units (PDUs) and flex cable mounted distribution boxes that allow short and mobile power feeds to all rack and hardware locations. Equipment phase and branch circuit load monitoring is utilized to prevent tripped breakers, downed systems and high neutral currents from plaguing your installation. Labeling of equipment, panels and branch circuits allow you to quickly locate problems to minimize downtime. End point distribution via appropriate cabling is synonymous with the well organized, well managed and flexible facility.

Uninterruptible Power Supply

Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) is the key to reliable 24/7 operation of your Data Centre protecting you from power interruptions that are becoming all too common. UPS systems provide continuous power utilizing UPSs equipped with backup battery strings. Automatic Transfer Switches and Backup Generators are added and used in conjunction with the UPS to provide a continuous conditioned power supply for your facility. Data Centre Design Inc. has experience with UPS systems from basic 120 volt single phase rack mount units to sophisticated 600 volt three phase multi-module parallel redundant installations.

Backup Power Generation

7/24 business environments require continuous power. With the ever increasing load on power grids, a Backup Generator can provide you with a secondary power source when the primary power fails. Backup Generator Systems are fully automatic systems, which monitor incoming power and provide a clean and stable secondary power source to your Data Centre hardware and support equipment.

Backup power systems are designed for your specific requirements. They can be located indoors or out, be fueled by natural gas or diesel and include security and sound attenuation enclosures for environmentally sensitive areas.

Air conditioning

Data Centre hardware demand precise environmental control in the Data Centre for reliable operation. Precision air conditioning and rack cooling systems are specifically designed for the heat loads of today’s Data Centres. Precision units provide efficient heat removal, excellent humidity control, greater airflow, better air filtration, greater flexibility and expandability and numerous alarm and redundancy options that comfort air conditioning systems cannot provide. Data Centre Design Inc. works with air or water cooled, standard compressor or energy saving units and even geothermal applications. Up flow, down flow, ceiling mounted, ducted or non, select the type that best fits your application.

Fire Detection and Suppression

Fire protection is necessary for business continuity after a fire. Heat, smoke and the suppression agent itself can damage electronic equipment and facilities, in some cases requiring complete facility and hardware replacement. Data Centre Design Inc. utilizes clean agents in all designs. Systems like FM-200, Inergen or Novec are used in conjunction with Very Early Smoke Detection and Actuation (VESDA) systems to provide fast acting, effective and clean fire suppression. The agents are safe for electrical equipment and people, eliminating costly clean-up and damage repair from other agents such as pre-action sprinkler systems. Non clean-agent systems can cause as much damage to equipment and faculties as the fire itself.

Water Detection

Water leaks from your building drain or supply lines as well as the Data Centre humidifier and condensate drains can damage your facility, cabling and equipment that can lead to costly downtime and repair. An under floor water detection system can provide immediate notification of the presence of water. Systems accessible over your network and the Internet can be monitored remotely and programmed to notify you with phone, pager or email alert messages. Call outs to your mechanical support companies can be included to minimize response times in an emergency situation.

Service Contracts

When construction of the Data Centre is complete, Data Centre Design Inc. will negotiate and arrange preventive maintenance service agreements to ensure reliable operation of your critical systems we provide and install. A comprehensive service plan can be built to your specifications or according to industry best practice for your HVAC, UPS, Battery, Power Distribution Unit, Backup Generator, Automatic Transfer Switch and Fire Suppression systems.

Furniture

Check out our new line of quality office furniture. Available in two colours. Shipped flat for easy delivery to your facility. Can be assembled by your staff or by trained installers. Click Here to view our affordable furniture alternative. Stop paying too much for your Data Centre furnishings. Get quality products at reasonable prices.


Cleanliness

Data Centre environments must be kept clean to ensure the reliability and longevity of the equipment installed in it. Data Centre Design Inc. thoroughly cleans above and below the raised floor during and after construction projects to minimize contamination of your clean and active Data Centre environment.

The following bulleted list is included for geographical spelling variations of our services.

Canadian Spelling / US Spelling

  • Data Centre Design / Data Center Design
  • Data Centre Cooling / Data Center Cooling
  • Data Centre Free Cooling / Data Center Free Cooling
  • Data Centre Geothermal Cooling / Data Center Geothermal Cooling
  • Data Centre Monitoring / Data Center Monitoring
  • Data Centre Racking / Data Center Racking
  • Data Centre Furniture / Data Center Furniture
  • Data Centre CFD Analysis / Data Center CFD Analysis
  • Data Centre Computational Fluid Dynamics Analysis / Data Center Computational Fluid Dynamics Analysis
  • Data Centre Power Analysis / Data Center Power Analysis
  • Data Centre Heat and Cooling Analysis / Data Center Heat and Cooling Analysis
  • Data Centre UPS Systems / Data Center UPS Systems
  • Data Centre Generators / Data Center Generators
  • Data Centre Power Generation / Data Center Power Generation
  • DCIM
  • DCIM Suite
  • DCIM Vendor

As always, you can reach us at info@datacentredesign.ca

January 2016 - We sell Cummins generators, transfer switches and associated emergency power generation gear. Call us to tailor a generator specifically for your site.


November 2014 - Monitor your entire Data Centre - from servers, switches and other network gear to CRAC units, generators, UPSs, batteries, water consumption and more - with our in-house developed turnkey monitoring systems. Other DCIM system Vendors won't even look at you unless your contract will yield them sales of $30,000 or more. They charge for every point, sometimes monthly and they charge for annual licenses. Our solution is preconfigured before it arrives at your site and can be up and running for under $10,000. Add your devices and the metrics you wish monitored and you're done. Data is gathered every 5 minutes and data is stored for 2 years. Contact us today for a demonstration of our system capabilities.

April 2012 - DCDI now offers quality rack and raised floor air flow management panels from Plenaform. Plenaform and Plenafill panels provide a scalable and cost effective method of installing blanking panels in your racks or for managing air flow under the floor.


November 2011 - DCDI has successfully designed, tested and implemented a facility-wide Monitoring System in client Data Centres. Facility power, IT critical power, emergency power generation, UPS systems, air conditioning systems, glycol cooling loops, room temperatures, CRAC units and water detection are being monitored for 400+ operational metrics.

November 2010 - DCDI has recently completed work on an in-house monitoring system. Ask us how you can monitor most Data Centre support gear simply and easily. Forget Vendor systems that only monitor their gear. We can help you gather facility data to one location without using Vendor proprietary hardware or software.

June 1, 2010 - DCDI now offers Raritan products for the Data Centre. KVM, in-rack power solutions and DC asset management software, dcTrack.


April 09, 2009 - DCDI is now offering quality cable tray solutions from Snake Tray. See how choosing Snake Tray can cut your installation time by up to 60%.


January 23, 2009 - DCDI is now offering quality racking solutions from SharkRack.


December 20/08 - DCDI now offers Powerware power products from Eaton. Contact us for your rack power needs.


December 15/08 - DCDI can supply stock and custom cables from Lex Tec in almost any configuration. Contact us for 1 or 1000 cables to suit your needs. Drop shipping available.


December 10/08 - DCDI now offers quality network products from D-Link, Panduit, Belden and others. Contact us for reliable network cabling solutions.


December 1/08 - DCDI now offers quality power products from Geist. Contact us for your Data Centre rack power needs.


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