# Data Centre Design - Part 1 - Design and Planning

1. Plan for site selection. References - Student materials - site planning folder

List 2 possible sites in Australia.

Assess the risks of proposed sites.

Assess the availability of services and supporting facilities.

Describe the geographical, topological and environmental attributes, including hazards and climate.

Include a map of each site

Select the preferred site. Explain why you selected it.

2. Calculate the power requirements for the IT and network room equipment. References - APC White Paper 3 - Calculating Total Power Requirements

3. Calculate the cooling requirements and describe the specifications for the required cooling systems and equipment. References - APC White Paper 25 Calculating Total Cooling Requirements, Schneider Electric - Reference Design 33

4. Calculate the power requirements for the cooling system and other data centre equipment/services. References - APC White Paper 3 - Calculating Total Power Requirements, Schneider Electric - Data Center Design-Tools, Schneider Electric - Reference Design 33

5. Describe the specifications for the required power systems and equipment. References - APC White Paper 3 - Calculating Total Power Requirements, Schneider Electric - Data Center Design-Tools, Schneider Electric - Reference Design 33

6. Plan and design the space requirements and layout including critical and supporting spaces

7. Prepare a simple CAD drawing of the Data Centre that shows:

The Data Centre spaces

The location and layout of the IT, networking and telecommunications equipment

The location and layout of the power equipment

The location and layout of the cooling equipment

8. Calculate the PUE of the data centre when it is operating at maximum capacity based on the design specifications. References - The Green Grid - PUE, Schneider Electric - Data Center Design-Tools, Schneider Electric - Reference Design 33

9. Calculate the PUE of the data centre for each of the years leading up to maximum capacity based on the following assumptions: References - The Green Grid - PUE, Schneider Electric - Data Center Design-Tools, Schneider Electric - Reference Design 33

Power and cooling are designed for maximum capacity

In years 1 and 2 the data centre operates at 30% capacity

In year 3 the data centre operates at 60% capacity

In year 4 the data centre operates at 90% capacity

10. Calculate the projected carbon footprint of the datacentre over the first 5 years. Your calculation may be based on the average Australian emission per KWh. References - CO2EmissionsFromFuelCombustionHighlights2013 page 110, Schneider Electric - Data Center Design-Tools, Schneider Electric - Reference Design 33

11. What strategy could you employ to improve the PUE in the years leading up to maximum capacity? References - APC White Paper 37 Avoiding Costs Oversizing, Schneider Electric - Data Center Design-Tools, Schneider Electric - Reference Design 33

12. Assuming your recommended strategy has been implemented, recalculate the PUE of the data centre for each of the years leading up to maximum capacity based on the following assumptions: References - APC White Paper 37 Avoiding Costs Oversizing, Schneider Electric - Data Center Design-Tools, Schneider Electric - Reference Design 33

Power and cooling are designed according to the strategy above

In years 1 and 2 the data centre operates at 30% capacity

In year 3 the data centre operates at 60% capacity

In year 4 the data centre operates at 90% capacity

13. Recalculate the projected carbon footprint of the datacentre over the first 5 years. Your calculation may be based on the average Australian emission per KWh

14. If you have a situation where some stakeholders want the data centre to build to full capacity and others want a staged implementation, what advice would you give? Describe the pros and cons of each option and present an argument to support your advice.

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