Data Center Design, Auditing and Consultancy
We do end to end service which include the following
Advisory Services and feasibility studiesAISS provide advisory services for its clients in helping them in identifying solutions, conducting feasibility studies, planning, budgeting for their datacenter. We lead our clients in narrowing down to the best solution suited for their current requirement and future expansion plans subject to constrains. AISS help in identifying the type of solution, level of operational availability (Tier or Class), Capital Expenditure Required (CAPEX), Operational Expenditure (OPEX), Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and Return on Investment (ROI) for different options like conventional datacenter, modular datacenter or hosting in third-party sites. Observing sustainability practices, integrating environmental friendly solutions and reducing the carbon footprint is one of the hallmarks of our services.
Datacenter AuditingAISS deliver datacenter auditing services to its clients based on best practices drawn from our own experience and relevant extracts from international engineering and business continuity standards including- TIA 942, EU Code of Conduct on data centers, Payment Card Industry security requirements PCI-DSS, BICSI 002, The Uptime Institute, ASHRAE, EU Disability Discrimination Directive, EN 50173, EN 50174, ISO 27002.
We can customize our audit to your requirements or alternative you can opt for our standard audit that covers the principal requirements of technical adherence to standards, resilience, Health & Safety requirements and energy management. All audits come with a full report and improvement plan. The audits can then be further ‘tuned’ to focus on areas of greatest interest to the customer. We do,
- TIA 942 Audit – Assessment and tier certification to the ANSI-TIA-942 standard.
- Energy Audit – Assessment and certification to the Green Grid metrics and LEED requirements.
- Business Continuity Audit – Assessment and certification to various regulations and many more.
Design servicesDatacenter design is an where the most modern standards and practices of conventional engineering design meets the ever evolving and daily updating communication engineering design. A synergy of traditional engineering experience, expertise in communication system design, interoperability and integration analysis skills, industry best practices, latest sustainability standards, knowledge of latest developments in electrical, mechanical, fire alarm and suppression systems, security and operational knowledge etc. makes datacenter design a specialized engineering field.
At AISS we do the design from a small computer room to the most advanced datacenter complexes, which can host 100s of racks. We leverage the domain expertise of our in-house team of Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, HVAC, IT engineers and Architects to design the best solution to our client suiting his budget with the minimum impact to the environment.
We do site analysis, which includes suitability of location, EMC risks, flood risks, and impacts and effect of proximity to transmission lines, highways, metros etc. Building analysis include the suitability, size and strength of the building, existing or proposed, entrance and exit, security features etc. Proposed computer room engineering which involves defining the shape and size of computer room from the IT equipment needed, virtualization if needed, safety requirements, plus expansion plans.The relevant working spaces defined e.g. control area, cable entrance facility, equipment build area etc. and the movement of people and equipment through the building optimized for the best working environment comes under our building layout services and work space optimization. We make ACAD drawings of the complete systems.
Datacenter CoolingMost of the datacenters suffers from poorly designed cooling solutions and the increased cost of operation or the system failures associated with it. AISS offers different rack cooling technology/ solution/ model to enable the best fit for different business needs. We design solutions that can achieve cooling of up to 36KW per rack heat load. Carefully planned layout of racks and equipment within racks maximize the effectiveness of the cooling systems. Simple improvements like use of blanking plates and cable entry gourmets can help in 15% off electricity bill. We have developed optimized rack location designs that can raise air conditioning efficiency from a normal 30% to a near maximum possible level of 93%.
Datacenter PowerAISS is traditionally known for its expertise in the electrical and cooling system design and optimization. We provide everything in the power design front of datacenter from calculation of utility power requirement, to the rack side power distribution. Designing tailor made solutions depending on the client requirement pertaining to the level of hardware redundancy needed, managed power distribution systems, load distribution, type of UPS back up and its sizing, generator sizing, switchgears, ATS, grounding and bonding systems, power factor, energy efficiency calculation etc.are our core competencies.
Network Integration ServicesNetwork Design, Integration, Optimization and Migration expertise that we provide helps our customers in getting the most out of their network investments through network planning and design facilitation, network infrastructure optimization, multi-vendor network integration, and reliable migration.
Datacenter IT InfrastructureThe ever increasing pressure on organizations to perform more efficiently in their business operations; at the same time to be flexible in addressing the needs of their stakeholders to maximize business opportunities, is forcing IT systems to evolve. Network assessment is designed to assist customers in creating a roadmap, utilizing best practice, market experience and the latest innovative thinking to meet client’s current and future business objectives.Data center networking, the impact of virtualization and other new computing models is a current industry hot topic and is receiving significant focus from businesses, vendors and the market in general.
AISS Network and Communication Design Services are one of the ways through which we are helping clients lower their infrastructure costs and increase performance through our transformation offering services such as network acceleration and virtualization. These services enable companies to shift their workload from dedicated routers, firewalls and load balancing appliances to virtual service architecture capable of dispensing scalable capacity on demand. We have the expert capability to advice clients on the complexity of the backend of your corporate network with a wide range of solutions from Wide Area Network (WAN) Services, Local Area Network (LAN) Services, Remote Access Services, Internet Access, Site-To-Site Virtual Private Networks (VPN) Services, Application Acceleration Services and Proxy Services, leaving you to focus on your business challenges.
AISS core competence includes design of fire alarm and suppression systems, security and access control etc. The design will be aligned to the TIA 942, Uptime Institute or BICSI Tier systems, as appropriate, which call for N, N+1 or 2N designs depending on client.
Innovation and emerging trends in Hardware/Software Technology and the increasing complexity of IT systems are leading to an increasing demand for Business Integration capabilities in the market.
The growing need of organizations worldwide to provide business services faster, more efficiently and securely is adding to the demand of faster and reliable solutions. At the same time the exponentially increasing data traffic and storage requirements combined with the need higher processing power is forcing the organizations to invest in datacenters. This pose a great challenge to the IT department in planning the growing computing and storage requirements, and the need to maintain service levels.
In this process your business is putting greater pressure on the data center to provide services faster while minimizing the environmental impact. Aging hardware, limited infrastructure, lack of domain expertise and high facilities costs often make this difficult. AISS can help you in all levels of datacenter solutions from facility design optimization to server virtualization. We provide solutions, which are efficient, scalable and sustainable for our clients.
AISS has been involved in the Design & Documentation along with Project Management for many of the Data Center installations in Middle East.