Our Data Center Consulting Services has enterprise-wide, comprehensive approach to safeguard the company’s mission critical environments. The services go through the entire lifecycle, from assessment, strategy and design, to implementation and operational services. We have the experience, expertise, proven methodologies and tools to help you manage your data center investments, improve operations and performance, and deliver excellent business results.
We are full-fledged data center consulting, engineering, & designing experts specializing in each of the underwritten verticals:
We specialize in the design and ongoing support of data centers, computer rooms, web-hosting facilities, network operations centers, telecommunications centers, as well as other highly technical facilities with always ready requirements.
We are extensively involved in the renovation and upgradation of existing data centers as well as the design of new facilities. In each case, we are instrumental in integrating innovative support infrastructure solutions including:
Integrated Infrastructure Systems ▪ UPS & Power Distribution ▪ Generator & ATS ▪ Battery Systems ▪ Computer Room Air Conditioning ▪ Cooling Distribution stems ▪ Environmental Monitoring Systems ▪ Leak Detection Equipment ▪ CCTV & IP-Camera Systems ▪ Access Control Systems ▪ Racks, Cabinets & Accessories ▪ Structured Cabling ▪ Cable Management ▪ Cable Pathway ▪ NOC, Console & Technical Furniture ▪ Network & Security Infrastructure ▪ Server & Storage Systems ▪ KVM & Remote Access Systems
The Data Center Design Process
Effective data center design takes off with a comprehensive analysis of the existing systems & facility. We then work with the IT & facility staff to identify & quantify project needs and develop an understanding of the trends and migrations strategies required to adapt to future changes. Finally, we develop a conceptual data center design from which construction budgets can be developed.
We can plan, design, engineer, deploy, optimize, monitor, and manage your complex, multi-vendor, data center infrastructure. The need for reliable, scalable, available, and security-rich data center infrastructure has never been more critical to the success of your organization. Our comprehensive set of services can help you optimize your investments, improve performance, achieve availability objectives, and avoid costly problems.
Data Center Design Details
We are uniquely positioned in the industry to deliver the always available infrastructure and solutions that mission critical facilities demand.
Over many years we have developed a proven project process to plan, design, and build data centers, computer rooms, and server rooms. The process includes comprehensive array of services geared to design, build, commission, monitor, manage, operate, and maintain mission critical facilities, such as data centers, computer rooms, server rooms, and network operations centers. Through experience we have developed this Data Center Facility Project Process which allows us to repeatedly deliver within schedule, scope, and budget.
Typically, the initial four project phases are bundled as Planning & Feasibility. This allows us to project the true requirements for new data center design and re-design of existing facilities. Key Design Criteria, or “Needs", includes establishing load, availability, and deployment density design criteria. From there, we perform a comprehensive Site Survey to establish existing conditions and facility constraints. For a new space this survey includes looking for sources of power, communications lines and possibly chilled water as well as locations for landing generators, switchgear, UPS and heat rejection equipment.
After completing the Needs and Survey, we establish recommendations for upgrades or improvements. We then develop plans and visual representations of our concepts in the Plan stage. Plans usually include CFD modeling, one-lines, drawings, project cost estimating, and master scheduling. At the conclusion of the planning phase, clients have a true understanding of the project scope, schedule, and budget.
From here, clients can leverage our Design & Engineering Services for mechanical, electrical, structured cabling, IT, and other areas of the full data center project process. After design is completed and accepted by the client we provide Procurement Services, Data Center Project Management, Construction Management, Contractor Management, Commissioning for facility related supporting infrastructure, and Implementation Services for IT-related infrastructure.
We are infrastructure solutions provider specializing in highly available, scalable, redundant and manageable, turnkey solutions for IT environments from utility-to-desktop. We specialize in products & services that integrate into solutions for a host of IT-centric environments including: facility-wide generator & UPS solutions, data centers, server rooms/closets, MDFs, IDFs, wiring/network closets, phone rooms, network operation centers, command bridges and general office area environment solutions that effectively route power, voice & data to workstations through trading floors.
We understand the stress involved and detail required in even a minor construction project. Compound this with a 24×7 availability requirement, and the quantity and complexity of systems required in today’s data centers and what you have is today’s typical data center construction project.
Data Center Construction – We have streamlined the data center construction process in order to minimize the interruption to day-to-day operations, while still keeping costs in check. We will guide you every step of the way, from the first realization that some scope of change is required, to the final systems commissioning and use training.
Whatever avenue you select for the construction of your data center; whether the traditional design-specify-bid-build, or the more modern design/build. Or if you simply need guidance in designing and specifying your data center, we will utilize its ever expanding expertise to get you the up-to-date, state-of-the-art data center you need, and then take the data center to the desktop; providing you with the integrated, and completely manageable facility that makes your job easier, and your company more profitable.
- Design/Build Construction
- Bid & Specification Construction
- General Contracting
- Construction Management
Data Center monitoring and control is a critical element of maintaining maximum availability for your critical operations. Nikom emphasizes utilizing IP and Web technologies to oversee and control critical support systems from just about anywhere.
Our criteria for both support infrastructure systems monitoring and information technology infrastructure monitoring is the same. We believe it is vital that monitoring and control systems be cost effective, quickly deployed and implemented, easy to use, utilize intuitive alarming and escalation methodologies and provide robust reporting all from a central, secure, location.
Our Data Center Monitoring & Control Services is the tenth (10) of the eleven (11) step progression of the data center project process. Data Center Implementation Services constitute the pre-installation, installation, testing, and turnover of IT infrastructure within a data center, computer room, server room, or network operations center (NOC) facility.
Mission critical services require sophisticated monitoring. Monitoring systems should provide proactive management and enable the quick assessment of your present situation and notify the appropriate personnel should situations that threaten availability. In depth analysis features should help you to plan for changes in availability and/or capacity requirements. In either case, Nikom configures, sells and implements monitoring and control systems providing, at least, the following elements:
- Infrastructure Management & Control
- Performance Management / Capacity Planning
- Layered Security Administration including Physical, Systems, Application, Datastore, Network and Process
- Site Monitoring of Systems, Networks and Databases
Data Center Facility Monitoring and Control (DCIM)
Whether you have a single facility or multiple locations, properly managing data center assets minimizes downtime and ensures business continuity. New highly customizable solutions exist that aid in providing a single point of access for all your monitoring needs. These fully scalable systems can provide the valuable monitoring, alarming, trending and control information needed to not only react, but anticipate potential problems
- Turnkey DCiM Solutions
- Customized Infrastructure Management Solutions
- Protocol Conversion and Aggregation
- Comprehensive IT Facility Monitoring
All data center designs are judged by their ability to provide continuous operations for the network services they support. When construction of the data center is complete, data center operations & maintenance begins. We provide outsourced data center operations and maintenance services and solutions to support data center managers. These services may include comprehensive operational management and regular scheduled maintenance for all facility supporting infrastructure and assets or, simply, preventive maintenance for specific assets in the data center.
Data Center Operations
Our Data Center Operations support is a holistic approach to data center operations which pulls from best practices gained from the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) framework for service operations. The approach considers seven processes and functions related to complete data center operational management:
- Service Operation Practices: Scope of Operational Support and Analysis Processes and Functions and How Operational Support and Analysis Activities Support the Service Lifecycle
- Event Management Process: Process to Support Data Center Events, Event logs, Changes including Policies, Principles, Process Activities, Methods, Triggers, Inputs, and Outputs
- Incident Management Process: Process to Support Data Center Incidents such as outages, equipment loss including Policies, Principles, Triggers, and Techniques for recovery
- Problem Management Process: Handling of Identified Problems or Issues within the data center including root cause analysis, comprehensive fixes, improvements, and knowledge library inputs for future problem resolution.
- Request Fulfillment Process: Approach to handle end user, organization requests for moves, adds, or changes to infrastructure within the data center
- Access Management Process: Process for server, application, database, and physical access to the data center and its assets for end users.
- Service Desk Function: Provides a support organization with rules and responsibilities for service support to end users
Nikom has a long history of providing data center operational support to clients. Our data center operations support staff have many years of data center operational experience and have comprehensive ITIL training to provide best practices approaches for data center operational support. We also have data center consulting experts to manage operational budgets and help determine best course of action in terms of fix versus replace for data center assets
Data Center Maintenance
We offers a Data Center Managed Maintenance Service to ensure reliable operation of the critical systems installed. Since we designed and built your facility or have built many similar facilities, we have a thorough understanding of all data center facility supporting infrastructure systems used today. Therefore, our management and field technicians are in the best position to provide superior service and data center operations support.
A comprehensive service plan is specifically designed to provide preventive maintenance, reliable 24/7 emergency service and corrective service for the data center. Nikom will manage the plan directly with Nikom technical resources or through our selected service affiliates and will contract directly with each supplier of the described services.
- Data Center Managed Maintenance (DCMM) Service
- Facility Electrical Testing Services
- Grid Location Markers
- Managed Services
- Support Infrastructure Equipment Service
- Support Infrastructure Operations Review
- Technical Support
- Energy Audit