Master Data Centre Infrastructure: Unlocking New Levels of Efficiency and Reliability

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Data Centre Infrastructure Course Overview

The Data Centre Infrastructure course is designed to help data centre professionals, such as IT administrators, understand the technologies and operational management techniques involved in owning and operating modern data centre facilities. It provides an in-depth understanding of the various systems and components used within a data centre environment.
The course focuses on the fundamentals of data centre infrastructure, including data centre architectures, network components, power and cooling systems, as well as security and risk management regulations. Participants in this course learn the basics of data centre operations, configurations and management. They will be expected to understand rack wiring requirements, server grooming and maintenance, troubleshooting and incident response procedures, and client server fault management systems.
Participants in this course will also learn about virtualization, cloud computing applications, and storage requirements. Additionally, the course will cover topics such as physical security, emergency preparedness, and disaster recovery plans.
At the end of this course, students will have a better understanding of how data centres are designed and operated, such as cooling, power, and virtualization. They will also have a better understanding of how IT administrators can plan, configure, and manage their data centre environment efficiently and securely.

This is a Rare Course and it can be take up to 3 weeks to arrange the training.


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You will learn:

Module 1: An introduction to the data centre
  • Understand the history of the data centre, from its humble beginnings as a computer room to the football field sized behemoths of today.
  • Understand the critical services data centres provide and how they are embedded across most things we do throughout a typical day without us knowing
  • Understand the important role data centres play and how they enable the digital, and likely low carbon economy, of the future
  • Identify the relevant industry bodies, and the associated standards and regulations
  • Describe and explain the most used definitions in the data centre industry.
  • Understand how the efficiency metrics are calculated – explain how legacy data centres performed and current trends
  • Explain the market forces that are shaping the industry and how they are impacting today’s designs
  • Understand the design process and how criticality, the importance/impact of downtime, and the needs of the business informs the design
  • Understand resilience vs. business need.
  • Identify the options available to those seeking data centre designs including the types of data centres for the different computing architectures and business models.
  • Understand the standards recommendations.
  • Explain how the availability of resources affects a design, including power, connectivity and water.
  • Understand how geography influences the location of a data centre, including air-quality and localised risks.
  • Understand how business needs can override other site selection criteria, e.g. communications latency
  • Be aware of what future influences on design are likely to be.
  • Align design and architecture to business strategy today and into the future
  • Business impact of decisions – looking at design from a TCO perspective over lifecycle
  • External Shell design.
  • Space considerations.
  • Structural Specifications
  • Applicable Standards – including fire resistance, fire suppression and security, etc.
  • Codes & Regulations – including legislative requirements across different countries and voluntary initiatives (e.g. EU CoC, building sustainability – LEED, BREEAM)
  • Other types of data centre design – covering modular data centres, scalable data centres, container based systems, fast provisioning, pre-fabricated data centres, Pods, etc
  • Future thinking on data centre design.
  • Understand the history of the access floor and debate whether a raised floor is still needed.
  • Define the relevant standards and regulations.
  • Understand floor loading
  • Explain the design considerations with regard to flooring.
  • Explain where air grille tiles and ramps should be sited and the role played in airflow management and management of the data centre
  • Be aware of the implications of cutting floor tiles and build up of zinc whiskers
  • Understand current cabling standards and why they are important. Explain the technology behind copper cable and fibre cable technology
  • Describe the various methods of cable containment and associated benefits.
  • Understand the design principles of communication cabling.
  • Be aware of recent/future developments in this area
  • Identify the roles and terminologies of servers.
  • Understand the issues surrounding low server utilisation and the benefits of virtualisation.
  • Understand the various types of storage equipment
  • Understand the various types of communications equipment.
  • Be aware of technology developments, today’s challenges and the associated standards & regulations around IT hardware – think about what the next 4 – 5 next generations of equipment could look like in the interest of future proofing data centre design.
  • Understand the number of generations and versions that will be accommodated in the data centre throughout its lifecycle.
  • Understand container based systems and the benefits to IT hardware and data centre systems.
  • Understand provisioning guidelines associated with IT, and how they affect managing data centre capacity
  • Be aware of innovative designs – Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Deutsche Bank, Kyoto cooling, eBay
  • Be aware that future IT loads will be more variable than in the past. Consider how to manage this, in a dynamic consumption world, through workload management.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the fundamentals of cooling
  • Understand what cooling options are available and the advantages\disadvantages of each method, especially with respect to risk management.
  • Understand different monitoring and control strategies including associated benefits.
  • Be aware of the evolution of ASHRAE temperature, humidity and contamination recommendations around cooling and why they have changed. Be aware of how to implement the changes in an operational environment
  • Understand how cooling is affected by design considerations across the world.
  • Understand how to make cooling systems more efficient – understand CoP/EER and operational efficiency across the whole lifecycle of the data centre including part load efficiency.
  • Be aware of codes and regulations covering cooling.
  • Be aware of likely future developments in this area.
  • Heat re-use use and possible applications.
  • Understand electrical basics.
  • Identify what is meant by power quality for the ICT load and understand the ITIC/CBEMA Power Quality Curve.
  • Explain the term ‘grid power supply’.
  • Understand AC and DC power solutions.
  • Identify the various types of UPS including scalable & modular designs for energy efficiency and eco-mode operation.
  • Identify the various forms of energy storage, particularly battery and flywheel, and understand the limitations of each. Understand how power can be distributed in the data centre
  • Explain standby/backup power and understand emerging technologies in this area – including fuel cell technologies
  • Be aware of the codes and regulations covering electrical installation.
  • Managing UPS capacity throughout the lifecycle of the data centre.
  • Maintenance considerations.
  • Renewable power – low carbon generation and its applicability to the modern data centre.
  • Understand equipment considerations.
  • Identify IT cabinet types and their installation – including rack mount and blade configurations.
  • Explain what is a hot aisle/cold aisle configuration and understand the benefits of air management.
  • Understand how to incorporate non-standard equipment
  • Be aware of applicable standards
  • Future considerations aligned to IT roadmap, including liquid cooled servers
  • Explain the importance of fire regulations, how to prevent fire and identify the prime reasons for a fire suppression strategy
  • Understand the various systems for fire detection, warning and fire suppression; including water, water-mist & gaseous suppressants.
  • Identify how any system design needs to consider fire.
  • Understand the elements of a security plan.
  • Understand the difference between physical security and electronic security.
  • Be aware of surveillance policy and procedures along with associated regulations and standards.
  • Define BMS & EMS.
  • Understand what is involved in building automation protocols.
  • Understand integrated systems and interfaces.
  • Be aware of measuring and monitoring, and reporting systems and the minimum requirements for a high energy-efficiency strategy
  • Identify applicable standards and likely future thinking
  • Understand the drivers in infrastructure management and why it is important.
  • DCIM technology and future (IT and Facilities Management converging)
  • Understand what the minimum commissioning scope of works is
  • Identify project phases and the involvement of a training element for the future operational staff.
  • Understand the elements of a commissioning plan.
  • Be aware of the likely documentation needed.
  • Understand the elements of maintenance plans, both planned and emergency including OEM & third-party contracts and SLAs.
  • Understand how to deal with equipment moves, adds and changes.
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Course Prerequisites

1. IT experience or knowledge, such as basic understanding of servers, network switches, routers, and other IT hardware.
2. Knowledge and experience in operating systems such as Windows, Linux, or UNIX.
3. Understanding of IP networking and other related protocol standards.
4. Familiarity with concepts such as virtualization, storage, and security.
5. Knowledge of data centre design and architecture, including power, cooling, and airflow.
6. Understanding of server and network monitoring.

Target Audience

The target audience for a Data Centre Infrastructure training would include System administrators, Network administrators, IT engineers, IT Consultants, Technical Support Engineers and Data Center Managers
The course is also suitable to anyone managing and supporting mission critical IT sys- tems
This includes IT engineers preparing for certifications in server and/or storage platforms, System administrators who deploy and manage Windows, Linux, and UNIX servers in the data centre; Network administrators who maintain infrastructure and related components, IT Consultants and Technical Support Engineers familiar with physical infrastructure and the challenges associated with performance management and security
The course would also be ideal for individuals who are either new to the data center or need to understand the details required to implement and manage a successful data center infrastructure
The course would enable students to gain a comprehensive understanding of network, server and storage infrastructure, operating systems, virtualization, and troubleshooting techniques

Learning Objectives of Data Centre Infrastructure

1. Understand the fundamentals of data centre infrastructure, including server, networking, storage, virtualisation, power, cooling and physical safety.
2. Learn about the main hardware and software components of a data centre.
3. Gain an overview of the components and systems that make up a data centre infrastructure.
4. Develop a holistic approach to data centre infrastructure design, operations and maintenance.
5. Develop good design practices and a systematic monitoring, measurement and troubleshooting methodology.
6. Understand how the data centre fits together with other IT, and is the platform of the modern enterprise.
7. Gain experience with the monitoring, analytics, adaptability and security of data centre infrastructure.
8. Understand the importance of design choices, energy optimisation and proactive maintenance techniques.
9. Learn how different industry tools, frameworks and best practices are used in data centre management.
10. Explore new and emerging technologies which are making data centres more efficient and technologically up-to-date.

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