Assessment & Design
If you are looking to improve performance or reduce cost in an existing environment, expand a room, or build a new facility, the first step in the process is the same: gather information and make an informed assessment of issues and opportunities.
The Data Center Experts at CEG have seen hundreds of mission critical environments and work daily with the physical infrastructure components in these facilities. We are the ideal choice of partner to help you at every stage of a data center’s life cycle.
Our Assessment & Design Services span key elements, including initial concept design, proposal creation, specifications, detailed system designs, CAD drawings, logistics, installation, commissioning and training. CEG can also provide guidance on affordable maintenance programs, extended warranty programs and maintenance service providers so that you can feel safe and secure with your investment. Our Assessment & Design services can complement your current resources, or we can work on behalf of your organization to manage the entire process.
Assessment & Discovery
An infrastructure optimization assessment performed by CEG will include a review of the following:
- Data center layout and design
- Data and low-voltage cabling infrastructure
- Power infrastructure
- Thermal load
- Conditioned air flow
- Physical room analysis
- Environmental monitoring
- Security profile
- Remote access and control
- Computation fluid dynamics model
- Energy incentive services
From these assessments, CEG can help the end user to reach a preliminary conclusion about next steps – whether that entails upgrades to existing units, introduction of new measures, or preparation for an expansion or move.
New Data Center Design & Planning
After an assessment is complete, CEG will guide you through all of the planning phases new construction will require while keeping timing and budget top-of-mind. And because of our longstanding relationship with many manufacturers, you can be assured that we’re well informed about the latest technology and methodologies for achieving higher reliability and reduced operating costs. Just some of the areas we’ll assist clients with include:
- Build site analysis
- Layout and capacity planning
- Design build support
- Product deployment
- Infrastructure retrofit
- Design gap analysis
Modular Design & Planning
Data center space is in high demand. If your organization needs more room for mission-critical equipment, a modular data center may be the ideal solution.
Modular data centers offer a solid, cost effective option for adding floor space or power and cooling capacity. They can be procured and placed in service more rapidly than if you are building or adding expansion space with traditional construction methods. In situations where time is limited, or other special constraints apply, these modular solutions merit consideration.
NOC Design & Planning
CEG designs for all types of technical environments, including network operating centers (NOCs), help desks, technical service rooms, and conference rooms. Our designs are comfortable — featuring ergonomic environments configured to meet the needs of the individuals that work in the room and the technology they utilize to do their jobs.
Our NOC designs may include:
- Display systems
- Convex or concave rows to keep tools in line of sight
- Tear drop edging and adjustable work surfaces
- Sit/stand positions for increased alertness and reduced fatigue
- LCD arms to quickly adjust shared stations for user comfort
- A/V solutions
CEG utilizes the 6SigmaDCX when providing assessment & Design services to its clients. DCX is a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation tool that provides increased levels of productivity for data center design, troubleshooting and operation.
With its user interface designed with the help of data center professionals, DCX gives you the power of a best-in-class solution paired with an easy-to-use user interface. Combine this with DCX’s unique ‘Virtual Facility’, and you have the ability to:
- Gain a competitive edge in design of new data centers or hardware
- Reduce energy costs without compromising service delivery or SLAs
- Reclaim unusable capacity without risk
- Consolidate into fewer data centers