John Wiley & Sons Data Centre Essentials Cover Data Centre Essentials Understand the design, construction and operation of data centres with this .. Product #: 978-1-119-89881-8 Regular price: $101.87 $101.87 Auf Lager

Data Centre Essentials

Design, Construction, and Operation of Data Centres for the Non-expert

Fogarty, Vincent / Flucker, Sophia


1. Auflage September 2023
240 Seiten, Hardcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd

ISBN: 978-1-119-89881-8
John Wiley & Sons

Jetzt kaufen

Preis: 109,00 €

Preis inkl. MwSt, zzgl. Versand

Weitere Versionen


Data Centre Essentials

Understand the design, construction and operation of data centres with this easy-to-use reference

Data centres are spaces where computer systems, physical network technology and associated components are housed, operated and monitored, and any industry or business that employs computer systems or networked systems at any scale will interact with data centres. Data centres are complex and expensive to build and operate, and successful project delivery requires a wide range of specialised knowledge and skills. This accessible reference lays out the requirements for creating these essential facilities.

Data Centre Essentials is a comprehensive survey of the essential principles of data centre design, construction and operation. It is designed to provide those involved in a data centre project or providing professional service deliverables to the data centre industry but do not have a technical background or deep sector experience with the understanding required to participate in such projects. The non-technical language and thorough engagement with key considerations make it ideal for anyone looking to understand one of the pillars of a digital society.

Data Centre Essentials readers will also find:
* An authorial team with decades of combined experience in engineering and construction consultancy
* Detailed information about every stage in the process, including securing investment and the building process
* Working lexicon of key data centre terminology

Data Centre Essentials is a must-own for contractors, engineers and construction project managers involved in data centre projects and will be invaluable for professionals such as lawyers, financial and insurance advisors, surveyors, engineers and architects who do not necessarily have deep domain experience but find themselves involved in or are interested in engaging in, data centre projects.

Acronyms & Symbols

Foreword by Tom Glover



About the Authors

1 Introduction

2 What Drives the Need and the Various Types of Data Centres

Data Demand versus Compute Efficiency

Workload Placement

The Core Components of a Data Centre

Types of Data Centres

Entreprise Data Centre


Public Cloud

Urban or Edge

3 Site Selection


Access Roads and Airports

Air Quality

Likelihood of Natural Disasters

Ground Conditions

Communications Infrastructure


Proximity to Subsea Cable Landing Sites

Density of Fibre Telecommunication Networks Near the Data Centre

Geopolitical Risks, Laws, and Regulations

Availability and Cost of Electrical Power

Natural Resources

Airport Flight Paths

Electromagnetic Interference

Taxes, Regulations, and Incentives


Know the Stakeholders

Expect the Unexpected

Traditional Due Diligence

Retrofitting Commercial Buildings for Data Centres


Qualitative Analysis

Quantitative Analysis

4 IT Operations and the Evolution of the Data Centre by Max Shulze

Beginning of IT Infrastructure

Bringing Enterprise IT to Maturity

IT Applications as Standalone Products - The Digital Economy

Second Iteration of the Internet

Key Ingredients for Digital Products

Difference Between Enterprise IT Infrastructure and Hosting Infrastructure

Commoditisation of IT Infrastructure

Virtualisation: Servers and Data Centres as Generators for Digital Resources

Software-as-a-Service: Digital Natives Entering the Enterprise

Great Outsourcing of Enterprise IT and the Growth of the Colocation Model

When Digital Products Scale - or the Invention of Hyperscale

A Change in Architecture - The Rise of Cloud Infrastructure

Origin of a Market for Digital Resources

When Cloud Infrastructure Became Cloud Services

When Microsoft and Google Joined the Party

Kubernetes and the Next Layer of Abstraction

How Traditional Hosting Companies Have Been Left Behind

How the New Paradigm of Cloud Infrastructure Is Changing How Data Centres Are Built

Central Role of Connectivity in the Future of Data Centre Architectures

Problem of an Old IT Philosophy

5 Overview of Infrastructure






6 Building a Data Centre: Stakeholders, Design, Construction, and Commissioning

Stakeholders and Project Stages



Classifications, Standards, and Certifications


Bricks and Mortar versus Modular Build



Construction Design and Management 2015 (United Kingdom)




7 Operational Issues


Legacy Facilities

Operations Team

Uptime and Failures

Maintenance Processes and Procedures

Managing Change

Capacity Management


Performance Optimisation - Beyond Reactive Maintenance

8 Economics, Investment, and Procurement of Data Centres



Retail Colocation

Wholesale Colocation

Retail versus Hyper-scale Data Centres

Retail Data Centres

Hyper-Scale Data Centres

Investment and Procurement

Investment in Colocation Facilities

Power Supply Arrangements

Other Complexities


Colocation Leases

Wholesale Colocation

Retail Colocation

Service-Level Agreements (SLAs)

Managed Hosting and Cloud Services

Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)

Merger and Acquisition

9 Sustainability

Corporate Sustainability

Energy Consumption and Energy Efficiency

Renewable Energy


Water Usage

Heat Recovery

Life Cycle Impacts

Green Building Certifications

Policy and Regulation


10 The Importance of Planning to Avoid Things Going Wrong by Andrew McMIllan


Acquisitions and Investments

Operating Models and Commercial Contracts

Funding Investment


Choice of Contract

Technical and Pricing Schedules

Risk Allocation

Usual Suspects

Infrastructure Provision and Project Rights


Moving to Low Carbon Solutions

What Are Data Centre Operators Doing to Transition to Low Carbon?

Corporate Power Purchase Agreements (CPPAs)

On-site Generation and Electricity Supply

Backup Power

Where Could Other Efficiencies Be Made?

Ensuring Resilience

Intellectual Property Rights

Data and Cyber/Regulatory Compliance



11 Around the Corner, What Could Happen Next


Vincent Fogarty is a consultant with 40 years of experience working on construction and engineering projects. He is a fellow of the RICS, a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and a specialist in mechanical and electrical engineering and quantum matters.

Sophia Flucker is an engineering consultant with extensive experience in data centre design, commissioning, and assessment, with years of experience working on projects in multiple countries. She received an Infrastructure Masons IM100 Award in 2020 in recognition of her contributions to the digital infrastructure sector.