The modular data center NTR MDC™
The basic element of the modular data center NTR MDC™ is self-protected modular system space NTR TSR™, which is installed on the »room in a room« principle with all the corresponding energetic, hardware and other infrastructures. This means that we install an additional modular system space inside the existing or newly built space. Thus, a safe modular system space can provide effective technical protection of technological equipment at existing facilities. NTR MDC™ can be carried out in empty rooms, but also without the removal of already installed equipment and technology as it continues to operate. The unique design of this product enables the mounting of elements without unwanted dust, moisture and other dirt. For this reason the NTR MDC™ is ideal for installation in existing facilities, especially where there are severe limitations in execution, both in terms of environmental impact and the functioning of installed equipment, or people.
The key features of the system space in a modular data center NTR MDC™ are:
- fire resistance and insulation EI90 and EI120 by EN13501-2,
- impermeability to water vapor,
- impermeability to water class A by EN12865,
- protection against the ingress of smoke or gases ‒ airtightness 0,05 by EN 12114.
When planning a NTR MDC™ we pay particular attention to:
- Uninterruptible power supply system
Electrical energy is the basis for working IT equipment. Before we start to design the energy supply, we need to establish energy needs of the center. This is based on the expected load of the center whereby we take into account the average load of each system rack, average load of each telecommunication cabinet, load of other equipment like lighting, the average load of cooling systems and losses in devices (UPS, load banks, power switches etc.).
- Efficient cooling
Planners need to select the optimal technical cooling, based on specific needs, which have to efficiently deal with all five basic challenges. At the same time, it is important to pay attention to the choice of devices. They must ensure effective cooling regardless of the environmental impacts. In our part of the world this means not only functioning during the winter, but even at temperatures as low as -20 degrees Celsius, something not all cooling systems can do.
While planning technical cooling it is necessary to take into account the specific load of each system and communications cabinet. We can start from the planned installation of equipment in the system cabinet. However it is difficult to accurately predict the type and placement of the equipment for a longer period of time. Therefore, when determining the type and method of cooling we take into account certain average values. With proper selection of the average load values we can also provide flexibility and expandability.
When choosing a suitable method of cooling we need to provide a sufficiently large quantity of cooling medium, along with ensuring effective transfer to sources of heat radiation - IT equipment.
- Supervision and management of the infrastructure
When monitoring infrastructures we are faced with the specific problematic of various control systems. A majority of organizations already have an implemented central control system, but it is not entirely clear what its purpose is or what it provides.
Control systems are virtually always based on distributed data acquisition systems, where data from individual technological parts is captured on distributed aggregating systems. With these we aggregate digital and analog signals and drive digital and analog actuators over digital and analog ports. We also gather information and control devices over communication ports. Individual controllers are linked into the network. System incorporates a synoptic console that makes it easier to relay to other systems.
For the most demanding customers NTR has developed a comprehensive solution Data Center Infrastructure Management Software NTR DCIM™, that enables complete management of entire infrastructure in complex data centers.
In addition to the above, we have installed additional systems for safe operation that provides active protection, such as:
- modular system space NTR TSR™,
- smart LED lighting NTR LSL™,
- System cabins for the passage of one person NTR KOP™,
- Burglar-proof and technical security systems,
- Video surveillance systems,
- System controlling access to individual system cabinets NTR RCS™,
- Fire protection systems with stable fire extinguishers.