Data centers come in many shapes, sizes, and levels of reliability. But what is the ideal data center for your organization today and in the future? We can help you articulate your technology goals and provide you with a roadmap to your ideal data center.
Where are you on the road to your ideal data center?
Data centers come in many shapes, sizes, and levels of reliability. But what is the ideal data center for your organization today and in the future? Teladata can help you articulate your technology goals and provide you with a roadmap to your ideal data center.
We provide effective leadership and expertise to navigate the complexities of your mission critical initiatives. We can step in at any point in your Data Center Lifecycle and guide you toward the future. Because technology and business constantly morph, we can design a flexible, modular and scalable data center that can accommodate future changes.
Data Center Services and Methodology Include:
“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:
Review and assess electrical/power systems supporting the
- Load balancing, report on usage by power phase
- Battery back-up systems
- Generator systems if applicable
- Electrical monitoring systems
- Electrical cords
- Labeling of circuit breakers and electrical outlets
Review and assess the data center cooling systems and functionality:
- Temperature/humidity controls
- BTU output
- Hot spots, evaluate airflow
- Monitoring systems
Evaluate flooring and make recommendations.
- Evaluate cable management methods
- Evaluate patching
- Evaluate labeling
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
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
Colocation: Site Selection/Move Coordination
Scalable, flexible, and quick, a colocation facility can often be a smart and effective option for your data center requirements. For many of our clients, a colocation facility makes business sense. But how can your team be sure which colocation facility is best for your unique business needs?
Teladata can lead the process. We can help you determine your requirements and select which colocation company is right for your organization. We are your client advocate from site selection and contract negotiation to monitoring and on-going management.
We have assisted many clients in the implementation of a colocation strategy and can formulate a unique plan for your company. Whether you colocate your entire infrastructure or just a portion, we can manage the implementation and move of your systems to ensure that your business has limited interruption.
- Document Requirements
- Create Budgets
- Formulate Growth Projections
- Site Selection and Due Diligence
- Contract Negotiation
- Build Out Coordination
- Move Coordination
- On-Going Space, Power, and Cooling Evaluation
Colocation Expense Management
Most colocation agreements offer complex options that may work for you upon signing the contract but can quickly get off course. Challenge Teladata to look under the hood of your contracts and identify potential savings with little effort required from you.
Power, Space, and Circuit Utilization Assessment Services Include:
Conduct Physical On-site Evaluation
- Audit all electrical circuits to compare your usage against your installed capacity
- Identify expansion capabilities (power, cooling, space) within your rack/space
- Identify stranded capacity within your existing contract and expansion capacity within the colocation facility
- Identify available monitoring options
Validate Invoicing and Service Level Agreements
- Compare rates to current market pricing
- Assess retail vs. wholesale options
- Uncover available reports and statistics
- Discover rebates and credits for unused services
- Negotiate terms and pricing on your behalf
It Pays for Itself
TELADATA is so confident in our ability to save you money, we offer a no-risk, no-cost contingency option for our audits. We have experience identifying over $1 million in annual savings for our Clients, and for that payback, it’s worth letting us take a look.
- Power Usage
- Rack Layout
- Circuit Utilization
- Contract Terms
- Monitoring Capabilities
- Managed Services
Additional Service Offerings Include:
- Unbiased Site Selection and Due Diligence
- Build-Out Coordination
- Move Coordination
- Monitoring Services
- Policies and Procedures
- Ongoing invoice auditing
Design and Construction
Teladata specializes in the difficult task of Data Center design and build out. We are able to talk in detail with members of your IT department to understand their specific goals and requirements. We translate the IT requirements into detailed budgets and construction documents that are used by the Facilities and construction teams. We foster communication to set the proper expectations and receive buy-in from all interested parties.
Our team has found that easy to understand documentation is the key element to a successful project. We use color drawings (CAD) and/or BIM/Revit/3D models that include plain language and photos, which are able to communicate to all trades what the end product should look like, whether your project is local or international. We focus on the IT specific details that often get lost in engineering and construction drawings, and which allow a deep level of detail and coordination.
Depending on your needs, Teladata can assist with individual portions of your project, or take total responsibility, acting as your project manager and advocate. We can stay through the commissioning process, helping to implement monitoring, and ensuring that your new Data Center operates as it was intended.
- Needs Analysis
- Site Selection & Assessment
- Risk Assessment & Mitigation Planning
- Schematic Design
- Efficiency Design (ie. PUE/DCiE)
- Monitoring Design
- Concept Validation
- Construction Documents
- RFP Bid Process Management
- Build Management
- Move Coordination
- As-Built Documentation
Data center migrations are a highly visible undertaking with inherent risk and unforeseen pitfalls. There are many detailed steps to complete a successful move. It is imperative to have hyper communication and a thorough plan in order to minimize risk and downtime.
Most organizations do not have enough trained staff to coordinate a data center migration or the time needed due to their day to day responsibilities. Teladata can provide the trained resources when you need them and where you need them. We can provide on-site staff throughout the duration of the move.
We have over twenty years of experience in Data Center and IT migration projects. We use our expertise to determine how you can consolidate servers and utilize tools like virtualization to increase efficiencies and capacity and get the most out of your migration. Teladata can take the reins of your project to deliver a smooth and seamless transition.
- Initial Assessment
- Asset Identification
- Application Identification & Interdependence
- Migration Planning
- Re-fresh Strategies
- Consolidation Strategies
- Virtualization Strategies
- Create Equipment Schedules
- Rack Layouts
- Cut Sheets
- RFP Management
- Patch Cord Coordination
- Asset Tagging
- Risk Assessment
- Move Phase Planning
- Application move
- Move Coordination
- Ensure Vendor Warranties
- Acceptance Testing
- As-Built Documentation
Proper technical documentation is the most important communication tool in your data center. All too often it is the first tool neglected. How up-to-date is your documentation? Do your records help you plan for tomorrow or do they give you a glimpse of the past? Do you have enough information to make an informed decision?
Teladata recognizes that good technical documentation is the first step towards good technical communication. It should serve as the foundation of your standards not as an afterthought. We have a number of services that can improve communication and create a more efficient and reliable data center.
- Data Center Assessments – A high level assessment of your existing data center.
- Energy Efficiency Assessments – Improve your data center’s PUE.
- Critical Facility Training Videos – Promote safety and minimize human errors.
- As-Built Documentation
- Policy & Procedures Manual
- Create Company Standards
- Training videos – Teach and educate through video.
- Site Needs Analysis – Planning & strategies for the site selection process.
- Site Asset Identification – Identify & highlight assets in For Lease or For Sale data center real estate.
Our user-centric approach focuses on pulling together meaningful information specific to your facility and equipment. We then present them in a straight forward and easy to understand manor. We provide you with:
- Written documents
- Digital photographs
- Color charts and graphs
- Scaled CAD drawings and/or BIM (Revit) 3D model/drawings
- Audio & Video documentation
Let Teladata Technical Documentation help your company align all your departments and come together to improve efficiency and make better-informed decisions.
As-built documents are vitally important to businesses and people who operate within any building. However, often they are not generated until after a project has been completed. As a result, minute changes or deviations from Construction Documents go unnoticed or are misinterpreted. Even worse, often as-built drawings are never created, leaving Construction Drawings the only source of documentation.
Whether you manage an existing facility or you are building a new facility, our drawings can give you a measure of clarity that you otherwise would not have. We provide clear and concise full colored documentation so that everyone on your project team will be able to communicate at the same level.
The foundation of Teladata’s success can be seen in our documentation department’s attention to detail and ease of communication. Our seasoned team is committed to upholding the highest degree of standards and following through on our commitments.
Your documents will be structured & organized based on our more than 20 years of experience documenting technology rooms and systems. Key components that we use to simplify and clarify documents are our layering scheme and use of color association to distinguish each item in your document.
Advantages of having as-built drawings include:
- Capturing construction deviations from construction documents
- Resource for future maintenance and planning
- Provide a snapshot of existing design
- Verify and confirm existing assets, or assets acquired through mergers & acquisitions
Teladata can provide you with:
- Plan View Drawings
- Elevation Drawings
- Evacuation Plans
- Fire Protection Plans
- Security Plans
- Equipment Plans
- Reflected Ceiling Plans
- Column Grid
- BOMA (Building Owners and Managers Association ) Standards
- Outside Plant – (including Vault Box Butterfly Detail)
- Job Captain
- Technology Room
Teladata’s documentation team will give you accurate & reliable information from an independent source.
Policies and Procedures
State your commitment to excellence through Policies and Procedures.
Teladata specializes in developing easy to understand policies and procedures that organizations rely upon to safeguard technology based operations as both a management tool and technical communication. Our team of data center experts, project managers and technical writers have the experience, background and resources to make your policies and procedures documentation successful.
Benefit from having the right set of information, forms and related processes that supports your on-going operations through clear, concise documentation that speaks to upper management, employees and hired contractors.
- Policies – Establish guidelines and rules
- Procedures – Steps for every day and not so every day operations
- Signage – Information where it is needed the most
- As Built Documents – Everyone has accurate information
- Forms – Keeping operation staff “in the know”
- Training – Reinforcing staff knowledge with training from the experts
Our proven methodology helps build visible support across management groups, consensus among employees and communicates a sense of self responsibility.
Specific Areas of Concentration Include:
- Establishing Rules
- Defining Roles and Responsibilities
- Operational Guidelines
- Change Control Management
- Physical Security and Access Guidelines
- Statement of Accountability
- Regulation Compliance (SOX, PCI, HIPPA)
Other Services Include:
Data Center Practice Group Manager
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We look forward to developing a collaborative relationship with you!