Facilities Infrastructure Briefing

2 hours
Need help with the basic principles of data center design and all the major sub-systems of a mission critical facility? Need to focus on all their inter dependencies, including power, cooling, space layout, cabling, safety and more? These are the main disciplines of our Facilities Infrastructure Practice that we will explore during a briefing session.

Goals & Objectives

This briefing will cover best practice recommendations and use case discussion around site selection, building layout requirements (including resiliency level and space requirements), relevant standards, regulations, definitions and metrics that apply to a modern data center, co-location or IT closet.

  • Outline the parameters for planning a data center design or retrofit: reliability, availability, criticality, capacity, growth, scalability, efficiency, density, serviceability, manageability and more.
  • Gain knowledge about design standards: power demands, rack density, cooling, redundancy, security, networking, cabling and more.
  • Get a look at the latest trends: data overload and its challenges, AI and its impact, power and the cost, shifting to the edge, the unstaffed data center and the need for remote management.

Attendees will obtain a clear understanding of our Facilities Infrastructure Practice and our main focused disciplines along with our proven methodologies and capabilities. We will level‐set expectations for efficient effective strategies as well as address the challenges and opportunities with today's data center and IT infrastructure design.

What is a briefing?

A scheduled meeting with a WWT Subject Matter Expert – typically via a live Webex – where our experts present an overview of specific topics, technologies, capabilities or market trends. Your attendees are allotted time for Q&A to pose questions specific to your organization. Delivered free of charge. In addition to this briefing, a follow-up deep drive Facilities Workshop could help you identify company specific business agility drivers and obtain organizational buy‐in and funding for these key IT initiatives.

Who should attend?

  • Chief decision makers from any enterprise or federal organization.
  • Stakeholders with a material interest and responsibility for delivering and supporting a mission-critical facility.
  • Facilities engineers, technicians, operations managers, operations engineers, network engineers, architects, etc.
  • Architects, engineering and construction professionals.
  • Sales and marketing staff looking for key components of data center design.