The BONYA TECH services provided for a typical data center / computer room, planning / feasibility project engagement are as follows:
- Key Design Criteria (KDC) Development Establish Load, Availability, and Deployment Density Design Criteria
- Site Surveys Survey the Existing Conditions to Establish Facility Constraints
- Assessment Services Establish Recommendations for Upgrade and/or Improvement
- Conceptual Design with CFD Modeling Establish a Visual Representation of the Recommendations and Verify Design Considerations using CFD Models
- Project Cost Estimating Establish a Project Cost Estimate Including All Hardware, Labor, and Professional Services
- Preliminary Master Project Schedule Development Establish a Preliminary Schedule to Understand the Project Timeline
- Architectural & Engineering Design Plan and Engineer Room, Floor, Physical Security , and Other Intrinsic Elements Using Design Approaches Necessary for Mission Critical Facilities
Key Design Criteria Development Service
The first milestone in creating a data center project feasibility design is to determine the Key Design Criteria for the facility. BONYA TECH has a proprietary approach to classifying client Availability Requirements which are, in part, based upon the Uptime Institute’s tier classification system. However, BONYA TECH leverages many years of experience in designing and building data centers that are classified as Tier I, II, III, or IV to focus upon key elements for a particular client’s requirement rather than being forced to a specific Tier rating level.
For example, BONYA TECH engineers and architects may talk in terms of designing a data center meeting Tier II requirements with certain Tier III attributes per the Uptime Institute rating approach. Across the board Tier III attributes may not be needed but certain redundancy in the power path may be necessary to meet a specific client’s Availability Requirements.
Key design criteria development is a process of interviewing the project stakeholders with the goal of establishing the critical load, site availability requirements, and IT equipment deployment density for a specific computer room improvement, expansion, or new construction project. Additionally, BONYA TECH uses these high-level decisions as parameters in a cost model matrix to identify their effect on overall project costs across multiple scenarios, thus allowing the client to narrow the scope of the project to one that is affordable, yet meets the business’ needs.
Ultimately, time spent understanding how load, availability, and density affect the project cost will save you both time and money in the end. Changes to the scope, midway through the construction phase, cause most project cost overruns. BONYA TECH’ Key Design Criteria (KDC) Development Service will help you avoid this pitfall by establishing project feasibility via a high-level cost analysis that leads to an early alignment of scope, schedule, and budget.
Site Survey Service
If there is an existing site, BONYA TECH will field survey the existing conditions of the data center facility, including all computer rooms and supporting spaces as well as its supporting infrastructure and compile a list of findings including identification of critical and non-critical deficiencies as well as the risks to the overall availability of the site.
The intent of this service is to establish a baseline of the existing conditions to serve as a basis for determining a set of Program Requirements, a Conceptual Design & Project Budget, and ultimately design documents when considered in combination with the project’s key design criteria definition.
BONYA TECH’ data center assessment services provide a company with a non-biased, independent assessment of the current data center, computer room, and/or mission critical technical space, including sections of findings, critical deficiencies, and recommendations for upgrades and enhancements to mitigate scheduled and/or unscheduled downtime. Completion of this service requires both BONYA TECH’ Site Survey Service (to gather existing conditions information) and Key Design Criteria Services (establish design requirements) as prerequisites before recommendations can be made.
Conceptual Design Service with CFD Modeling