Data Center Design
Data Center Design
Crypton System is one of the leading providers of data center infrastructure and Turnkey IT Solutions. We offer advanced data center servers, dedicated server hosting, server virtualization, cloud computing, disaster recovery, and managed eBusiness hosting services. Our top tier state- of-the-art Internet hosting facility features redundant Gigabit Internet connections through multiple premium backbone bandwidth providers.

Crypton offer a broad range of project expertise. We specialize in planning, designing, engineering, constructing, monitoring and maintaining data centers, computer rooms and server rooms that integrate, 'best-of-breed', critical infrastructure technologies. The result is an always available, scalable, redundant, fault-tolerant, manageable, and maintainable data center environment.

Crypton is uniquely qualified to help businesses assess their data center or computer room and support infrastructure risks, provide recommendations for improvement and offer accurate project cost estimating and guidance throughout implementation.

The data center design or computer room design process starts with our client's management staff determining the business's data center or computer room objectives and availability requirements. We follow with a thorough survey of the existing systems and facilities. We then work with the IT staff and the facility staff to identify and quantify the data center or computer room project needs and combine them with our understanding of the trends and migrations strategies required to adapt to future changes. Finally, we develop a conceptual data center design or computer room design from which we develop construction budgets and schedules.

The three most important attributes of any good data center design or computer room design are high-availability, flexibility, and simplicity...
High-Availability
All data center designs are judged by their ability to provide continuous operations for the network services they support. Data center availability is affected by both planned (scheduled maintenance) and unplanned (failures) events. To maximize availability, the impact from each of these must be minimized and/or eliminated.

All data centers must be maintained on a regular basis. In most data center designs, scheduled maintenance is a planned event requiring network downtime. For this reason, general maintenance is often forgone, leaving long-term availability to chance. In robust data center designs, concurrently maintainable systems are implemented to avoid interruption to normal data center operations.

To mitigate unplanned outages, both redundancy and fault-tolerance must be incorporated into the data center design. High-availability is accomplished by providing redundancy for all, major and minor, systems, thereby eliminating single points of failure. Additionally, the data center design must offer predictable uptime by incorporating fault-tolerance against hard failures. (A hard failure is a failure in which the component must be replaced to return to an operational steady state.)

A data center achieves high-availability by implementing a fully redundant, fault-tolerant, and concurrently maintainable IT and support infrastructure architecture in which all possible hard failures are predictable and deterministic.
Flexibility
A data center must support fast, seamless, growth, and deployment of new services without a major overhaul of its infrastructure and without a major disruption to its operation.

A data center designed for flexibility can adapt to changing business conditions and thereby the demands put upon its function. The use of modular systems within the data centers design, where the characteristics of the modules are known and the steps to add more modules are simple, is an excellent method for achieving flexibility.

Another key component in achieving flexibility is scalability. Scalability is the design concept of proactively planning for changing requirements. A data center that is scalable has the capacity to sustain rapid growth in performance, the number of devices that it can host, and the quality of services offered. Again, the use of modular systems is an excellent strategy to address growth without major disruptions.

A data center achieves flexibility by implementing a modular IT and support infrastructure architecture allowing it to adapt quickly to unanticipated growth.
Simplicity
Like many old adages, the one about, 'keeping it simple,' is true, most especially for data centers. The major benefits of simplifying within a data center design are - reduced change of failures due to human error (the most common cause of down time every year) - reduced cost for implementation - and easier systems monitoring, manageability, and maintainability.

Crypton Systems works to fulfill our mission of creating satisfied customers by emphasizing pre- design and planning services to provide the optimal solutions to meet our clients' needs. This results in an early and accurate alignment between scope, schedule and budget.
A Fully Integrated Solution
Crypton Systems Data center Solutions delivers a vertically integrated solution for your Build To Suit project. Digital Realty Trust provides the following benefits versus building your data center yourself:
Top Ten Data Center Design Guidelines
  The following are the top ten guidelines selected from a great many other guidelines, many of which are described throughout this book.
1.  Plan ahead. You never want to hear “Oops!” in your data center.

2.  Keep it simple. Simple designs are easier to support, administer, and use. Set things up so that when a problem occurs, you can      fixit quickly.

3.  Be flexible. Technology changes. Upgrades happen.

4.  Think modular. Look for modularity as you design. This will help keep things simple and flexible.

5.  Use RLUs, not square feet. Move away from the concept of using square footage of area to determine capacity. Use RLUs to      define capacity and make the data center scalable.

6.  Worry about weight. Servers and storage equipment for data centers are getting denser and heavier every day. Make sure the      load rating for all supporting structures, particularly for raised floors and ramps, is adequate for current and future loads.

7.  Use aluminum tiles in the raised floor system. Cast aluminum tiles are strong and will handle increasing weight load      requirements better than tiles made of other materials. Even the perforated and grated aluminum tiles maintain their strength and      allow the passage of cold air to the machines.

8.  Label everything. Particularly cabling! It is easy to let this one slip when it seems as if “there are better things to do.” The time      lost in labeling is time gained when you don’t have to pull up the raised floor system to trace the end of a single cable. And you will      have to trace bad cables!

9.  Keep things covered, or bundled, and out of sight. If it can’t be seen, it can’t be messed with.

10. Hope for the best, plan for the worst. That way, you’re never surprised.