3i Technology offers a broad range of project expertise regarding the Data Centers which are a sheer need of enterprises these days. We specialize in planning, designing, engineering, constructing, monitoring and maintaining data centers that integrate the best and critical infrastructure technologies. The result is an always available, scalable, redundant, fault-tolerant, manageable, and maintainable data center environment.
3i Technology has certified professionals on board which help businesses assess their data center and support infrastructure risks, provide recommendations for improvement and offer accurate project cost estimating and guidance throughout implementation.
In today's competitive markets, where organization's measure network downtime in lost profits, 3i Technology designs solutions that protect against some of the leading causes of downtime, hardware damage, data loss, and decreased productivity. 3i Technology sets the standard for right solutions for data centers.
A good plan is critical for a successful data center design project.
The data center design process starts with our client's management staff determining the business's data center 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 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 from which we develop construction budgets and schedules.
The three most important attributes of any good data center design are high-availability, flexibility, and simplicity.
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.
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 is most especially for data centers. The major benefits of simplifying within a data center design are:
- • Reduced change of failures due to human
- • Reduced cost for implementation
- • Easier systems monitoring, manageability, and maintainability
3i Technology 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.