The early stages of data center planning can be a complex process that requires patience, understanding, and cooperation from multiple stakeholders. This is especially true when it comes to translating new IT needs, such as adding applications or servers, moving data centers, or consolidating servers, into actual physical infrastructure requirements. If your team is experiencing early data center planning pains, Schneider Electric™ data center reference designs, a free online tool for data center project planning, can help minimize headaches.
Move faster through the planning phase
Schneider Electric data center reference designs help you make better decisions more quickly in the early planning phase of a project. Our ready-to-use designs provide a sound framework for discussion, offer a common language for all stakeholders, and improve collaboration. Through the use of 3D images, engineering documentation, and standardized lists of attributes, your team members can:
- Easily visualize, understand, and compare design concepts
- Establish key project parameters including capacity, criticality, density, growth plan, and budget
- Rapidly validate design concepts
Easy-to-use online tool
Schneider Electric data center reference designs are validated and documented plans for engineering, configuring, and laying out physical infrastructure systems, including detailed component descriptions. Browsing through the designs is simple with our online design selector tool, which allows you to filter the designs based on user selected criteria such as capacity, tier level, PUE target, and cost per watt, among other requirements.
The design summary provides you with details about features and performance characteristics for facility power and cooling and IT space systems, as well as standardized descriptions and lists of performance attributes that enable you to compare designs. And the accompanying engineering package includes one-line and piping diagrams, dimensioned floor layouts, and a bill of materials, available in both DWG and PDF formats.