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Data Center Engineering Solutions

Revolutionizing Data Center Availability and Reliability: Innovative Design for Modern Data Centers

Data Centers In The Modern World

Data centers are immensely significant in the modern world due to the exponential increase in our dependence on data. In today’s age, a plethora of economic, commercial, and social activities have shifted online, which has propelled the vital need for mission-critical data center facilities. Modern data centers have emerged as one of the most indispensable classes of infrastructure, mainly due to their capability to store and process colossal volumes of data securely and at lightning speeds. Data centers are expanding rapidly in response to the increasing demand driven by emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, 5G connectivity, smart cities, data analytics, and their expanding array of applications. Therefore, the continuous functioning of data center infrastructure has become crucial for the uninterrupted operation of businesses, governments, and other organizations worldwide.

  • Data centers are critical infrastructure for modern economic, commercial,  social activities and emerging technologies.
  • They store and process massive volumes of data securely and at lightning speeds.
  • Continuous functioning of data centers is crucial for the uninterrupted operation of businesses, governments, and other organizations worldwide.
  • Data centers come in diverse forms, including hyperscale facilities, colocation centers, private data centers, and edge data centers, each needs to be tailor-engineered  to specific application and requirements.

Key Points In Data Center Design

Designing a data center involves careful consideration of various factors, including performance, availability, reliability, scalability, security, and energy efficiency. Here are some of the main topics that are important for data center design:
  • Site Selection: Choosing the right location for the data center, taking into account factors such as accessibility, power and water availability, and risk of natural disasters.
  • Facility Design: Designing the physical infrastructure of the data center, including the building layout, HVAC systems, fire suppression systems, and security measures.
  • Power and Cooling: Ensuring that the data center has sufficient power and cooling capacity to meet the needs of the equipment and maintain a suitable operating temperature.
  • Emergency Power and Redundancy: Ensuring redundant backup power sources, such as uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) and backup generators, are in place to guarantee uninterrupted operations in case of a power outage or emergency.
  • Sustainability: Ensuring sustainability and reliance on renewable energies is another critical aspect in data center design, emphasizing the importance of energy-efficient infrastructure and the integration of renewable sources  to mitigate environmental impact and decrease carbon emissions.
  • Network Design: Designing the network infrastructure of the data center, including the routers, switches, and cabling.
  • Security: Ensuring that the data center is secure from physical and cyber threats, including unauthorized access, theft, and data breaches.
  • Monitoring and Management: Implementing tools and processes for monitoring and managing the data center infrastructure, including performance monitoring, capacity planning, and troubleshooting.
  • Energy Efficiency: Implementing measures to improve the energy efficiency of the data center, including the use of energy-efficient hardware, cooling technologies, and renewable energy sources.
  • Community-Centric Design: Incorporating seamless integration with local communities is another essential consideration in data center design, emphasizing the need to engage with and support the surrounding area through initiatives such as job creation, community partnerships, and minimizing any adverse effects on the environment and local infrastructure.

Our Expertise Can Help You!

Data Center Design Consultants

Azura Consultancy is a professional, reliable, and established company based in Europe that provides global coverage for data center engineering design solutions and consultancy services. We are experts in various aspects of data centers, including feasibility study, due-diligence, design and technical support in construction and commissioning. with a focus on innovation and energy efficiency. Azura Consultancy boasts of being one of Europe’s most dynamic and experienced teams of world-class Uptime Institute Accredited Tier Designers, allowing them to create bespoke data centers that cater to various industries.

Our commitment is providing a comprehensive service that meets the needs of our clients. We have a diverse range of expert engineers who can consult on, design, and implement data center builds, ensuring that energy efficiency and sustainability are key considerations throughout the process. Our company’s technical excellence, coupled with its environmental awareness and global support, has made it the data center provider of choice for commercial and public sector operations. Whatever the goals of the project, Azura Consultancy will work with clients to ensure they are met, delivering high-quality solutions that meet and exceed expectations 

Our expertise lies in designing data centers that provide optimal resilience, efficiency, and security. We employ advanced knowledge and an extensive range of design techniques to ensure data centers remain operational, even when faced with unforeseen challenges like power outages, natural disasters, or hardware failure. One of our primary objectives when we design data centers is to enhance energy efficiency and reduce energy consumption, thereby reducing operational costs. Ensuring maximum security in data centers is another key consideration, and we design them with the latest security measures to protect against cyber threats and prevent unauthorized access.

Overall, our experience in designing data centers with superior resilience, efficiency, and security is unmatched. Our design solutions are tailored to meet the specific needs of our clients to ensure optimal performance, enabling them to deliver critical services efficiently and ensuring uninterrupted business operations.

Looking to design, build or upgrade your data center?

Trust our expertise for innovative design solutions that optimize performance and efficiency. Contact us today to unlock the full potential of your data center!

Data Center Localization Services

Azura Consultancy offers localization services that play a pivotal role in helping businesses strategize, design, and implement effective data center solutions tailored to specific geographic locations. Our services are vital for companies looking to optimize their data center projects in alignment with local requirements, market conditions, and business goals.

Here’s a breakdown of the roles and responsibilities we offer:

  • Feasibility Studies and Site Selection: Azura Consultancy conducts thorough feasibility studies to identify the best locations for new data centers. This includes evaluating factors such as climate, political stability, local regulations, infrastructure availability, and energy costs. We help in site selection by assessing potential risks and benefits associated with different locations.
  • Regulatory Compliance Guidance: We provide expert advice on local and international regulations that impact data center operations, such as data protection laws, environmental regulations, and building codes. This ensures that the data center adheres to all legal requirements, minimizing legal risks and penalties.
  • Architecture and Design: Based on the specific needs and constraints of the locality, our service designs the physical and network architecture of the data center. We ensure the design is efficient, scalable, and capable of meeting both current and future demands.
  • Energy Efficiency and Sustainability: Localization services often focus on making data centers energy-efficient and environmentally sustainable. Which includes utilizing local renewable energy sources, implementing green building practices, and optimizing cooling and power systems to reduce the environmental footprint.
  • Implementation and Project Management: Our experts oversee the construction and setup of data centers, ensuring projects are completed on time and within budget. This includes managing contractors, handling logistics, and providing ongoing project management to address any challenges that arise during the implementation phase.
  • Performance Optimization: After the data center is operational, we can provide ongoing support to optimize network performance, reduce latency, and ensure high availability and reliability. We help fine-tune operations based on local conditions and user demands.
  • Risk Management: Our consultancy services help in developing strategies to mitigate risks associated with data center operations in specific locales, such as disaster recovery plans and data security protocols tailored to the geopolitical and environmental risks of the region.

By offering these comprehensive services, Azura Consultancy specializing in localization helps businesses maximize their technological investments, ensuring that their data center operations are efficient, compliant, and strategically aligned with their broader business objectives.

How We Can Help

  • Design of Data Center (hyperscale, colocation or private) Buildings and Data Halls, Critical MEP Services and Infrastructure
  • Feasibility studies and site selection
  • Technical Due-Diligence
  • Design of prefabricated modular solution
  • Mechanical & Electrical Engineering (Cooling Systems,  Power Distributions, etc.)
  • Data Center Heat Recovery
  • On-site Power Generation
  • Energy Storage e.g. BESS , Chemical/Thermal Energy Storage
  • Tier III (Concurrently Maintainable) or Tier IV (Fault Tolerance) Compliant Design
  • Uptime Tier Certifications
  • Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) projections, calculation and benchmarking
  • Automation , DCIM, SCADA
  • Architectural & Structural Engineering
  • Energy Analysis
  • Hydraulic Analysis
  • Piping Stress Analysis
  • Fire & Life Safety Study
  • Fire Fighting, Fire Suppression & Fire Alarm Systems Design
  • Security & Access Control System Design
  • Network Infrastructure Design
  • CFD Analysis
  • Day-lighting & Shading Analysis
  • Electrical Power System Analysis
  • Lighting Analysis
  • Reliability & availability Analysis
  • Vehicle Swept Path Analysis
  • 3D BIM Models (LOD 300-500), Walk-through Videos , Virtual Reality
  • Equipment Data Sheets & Selections
  • BOQ (Bill of Quantity)
  • Data Center Design Drawings (Concept , Schematic, Detailed Design, IFC (Issued for Construction), etc.
  • Drafting techno-commercial agreements such as SLAs, (Service Level Agreements), PPA (Power Purchase Agreements), etc.
  • Preparation of Tender Documents and EPC contracts and supporting the clients i bid technical evaluations and selections of bidders.
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