Data Center Assessments

"What should we do? How much will it cost? How long will it take?" These are the questions every Data Center professional must confront. A Data Center Assessment gives you answers. We not only analyze and answer your questions, but we look at your entire Data Center operations. We look at ways to improve and we also highlight everything that you and your team have been doing right.

If you have not refreshed your data center in the last two years it is time to bring in TELADATA and perform a data center assessment. Do you have enough available power, cooling capacity, or reliability to support growth? Perhaps your data center energy costs are too high or you need to adopt a "Green" strategy. 

Benefit from a third party expert. We will summarize and set expectations within the organization. Our assessments are designed to foster dialog between IT, Facilities, and Executives. The outcome is a report that gives everyone the ability to talk on the same page. It will offer solutions to your company's unique needs and get them funded! 

Data Center Project Profiles:

POWER 
Review and assess electrical/power systems supporting the 
data center:

  • Load balancing, report on usage by power phase
  • Battery back-up systems
  • Generator systems if applicable
  • Electrical monitoring systems
  • Lighting
  • Electrical cords
  • Labeling of circuit breakers and electrical outlets
  • Redundancy

COOLING
Review and assess the data center cooling systems and functionality:

  • Capacity
  • Temperature/humidity controls
  • BTU output
  • Hot spots, evaluate airflow
  • Redundancy
  • Monitoring systems
  • Ducting

FLOORING
Evaluate flooring and make recommendations.

CABLE MANAGEMENT

  • Evaluate cable management methods
  • Evaluate patching
  • Evaluate labeling

SEISMIC BRACING 
Review and assess IT technology infrastructure seismic bracing throughout the data center:

  • Seismic bracing for equipment racks
  • Need for base isolation stands for racks/cabinets
  • Equipment seismic strapping

FIRE SUPPRESSION 
Review and assess fire-suppression systems:

  • Pre-action/dry pipe systems
  • Gaseous systems

BUILDING WATER SYSTEMS 
Review and assess building water system:

  • Identify potential risk in data center

ALARM & MONITORS 
Review and assess the following alarm/monitoring systems:

  • Smoke detection
  • Leak detection
  • Heat monitoring
  • Humidity monitoring

Sarbanes-Oxley, ADA, NEC 
Procedures for responding to events such as:

  • Discharge of water/fire suppression
  • Gaseous fire suppression
  • Power outage