BICSI publishes new data centre standard
New guidelines drawn up for data centre implementation best practices
IT systems association BICSI has released its latest standard for data centre design and implementation.
The new standard, BICSI 002-2010, Data Center Design and Implementation Best Practices, is intended to reflect the growing complexity of data centre deployments, and the need for companies to understand mechanical, electrical and telecommunications systems when designing new infrastructure.
The standard includes best practice, requirements and considerations for data centre design including factors such as site selection, layout, thermal systems and security, and has been designed to be compatible with existing standards.
Jonathan Jew, Co-chair of the Data Center Standards Subcommittee and lead editor of the standard said: "BICSI 002 is a great resource for data center designers and operators because it provides a wealth of information on the subjects important to this audience-all in one place. It is the culmination of the efforts of more than 150 subject matter experts in a wide variety of disciplines related to data center design."
"This is truly a great achievement for BICSI and our membership as BICSI 002-2010, Data Center Design and Implementation Best Practices is the ultimate standard for anyone working in the data center arena," said Brian Hansen, RCDD, NTS, CSI, BICSI President. "I'd like to extend a thanks to all of the Data Center Subcommittee members for their hard work and dedication in producing what we believe to be the most comprehensive data center standard to date."
BICSO is a professional association supporting the information technology systems (ITS) industry. The new standard is available from www.bicsi.org/standards.