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Designing & Operating Data Centers for the Internet of Everything: Mitigating Risk & Optimizing Performance

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"The course was beneficial in detailing different hardware architecture and usages as well as introducing the Mechanical Load Component and Electrical Load Component to assist with designing in addition to the use of measuring PUE."

"The training was very insightful for individuals working with HVAC manufacturers to understand the real need of cooling a datacenter and how various methodologies and classifications are available to make data centers more efficient."

"It provided a solid baseline of all data center operations and a few deeper dives into some of the most critical topics."

Designing & Operating Data Centers for the Internet of Everything: Mitigating Risk & Optimizing Performance

  • 26 May 2021
  • Virtual
    Part l – Wednesday, 26 May 2021 | 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM GST
    Part ll – Thursday, 27 May 2021 | 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM GST

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Course Description

IT hardware is rapidly evolving in response to customer need and demands. This makes IT loads in data centers difficult to predict. To achieve maximum performance while reducing energy consumption, data centers must be designed and operated by professionals whose knowledge evolves as quickly. The maximum load is a hardware-driven metric; the average load or maximum operating load is a software-driven metric. And software workload is a moving target (ranging from idle to maximum operating load). Today’s data center environments have an infinite number of combinations, increasing the risk of overgeneralizing by designers and operators. Demand for IT services that are lower cost, more energy-efficient, provide more storage, and offer more computing capabilities is resulting in continued, significant changes in hardware and as a result its operating conditions. This ASHRAE course examines data center best practices by focusing on ASHRAE TC 9.9 guidance.

This ASHRAE course examines data center best practices by focusing on ASHRAE’s evolving thermal guidelines for data processing environments, telecommunications, and actual high-density data centers in operation today. While there are opportunities to save energy in data centers, understanding of equipment trends, performance measurements, and effectiveness are critical to the principal objective: Data integrity.


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  • Learning Objectives
    • Understand the impact of evolving IT equipment design
    • Best practices for energy efficient data center design
    • Methods for measuring data center performance
    • Maintain integrity of data center environments to assure high availability
    • Best practices for data center cooling
  • Agenda
    • Technology; Load Growth; Macro / Micro
    • ASHRAE and TC 9.9
    • IT Hardware Design Basics
    • ASHRAE Thermal Guidelines
    • ITE Hardware Trends
    • Data Center Networking Equipment
    • Datacom Facilities Air Cooling Architecture
    • IT Equipment and Data Center Impact
    • Data Center Commissioning
    • Metrics and Evaluation of Data Center Facility Efficiency
    • ASHRAE Standard 90.4-2016
    • ASHRAE / TGG Measurements Book
    • Data Center Infrastructure Management
    • Advancing DCIM with IT Equipment Integration
    • ASHRAE DCIM Compliance 
    • Datacom Facility Case Study
    • Ongoing TC 9.9 Activities
  • Course Instructors
  • Fees

    6-Hour / 1-Day Training:

    Includes course materials, Certificate of Attendance, and course recording.
       $284 ($218 ASHRAE Member)

    Company Discount Fee: Enroll 3 or more participants from the same company at the same time and save. Email Ayah Said at asaid@ashrae.org for group registration assistance.



Cancellation Policy

Course registration fees will be refunded in full if cancellation is received by ASHRAE Customer Service at 800-527-4723 or orders@ashrae.org before 12:00 noon, seven working days prior to the course date. Cancellations received between three and seven working days prior to the course date are subject to a $25 cancellation fee. Registrants who do not attend a course or cancel less than three working days prior to the course date are liable for the entire course registration fee. Registration fees can be transferred by contacting ASHRAE Customer Service at 800-527-4723 or orders@ashrae.org.

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