About this Course:
The course deals with building integrated data center information infrastructures, including facility, hardware, software, and network components as solutions to particular enterprise information management needs and requirements. Students will learn critical elements of modern data center design including physical plant construction; network infrastructure; data storage technologies; power provisioning and conditioning; environmental controls and HVAC; system and physical security; modular component use; and planning for growth.
Upon completion, participants should be able to:
- Understand how to design a modern Data Center, and how to participate on projects that involve Data Center Design and Construction.
- Describe the business drivers and constraints that influence Data Center design and construction.
- Understand and communicate with Architects, Engineers, Facilities and Contractors during the design and construction of a new Data Center or a Data Center upgrade or expansion.
- Describe the most critical issues and components that affect the design and operation of production Data Centers.
- Identify and determine the importance and usefulness of new trends and technologies that will affect the design and operations of modern Data Centers.
- Understand Data Center Economics and the financial drivers that impact the design, construction and operation of modern Data centers, and be able to communicate these as part of a project delivery process.
- Know issues related to Data Center safety, security as well as some of the compliance frameworks that help document and ensure that organizations are in compliance.
- Understand the operational role and responsibilities of a Data Center Manager in a modern Data Center.
Grading/CEU award for this course includes assignments, exams, projects, labs and paper.