Data Center Planning & Pre-Design

Are you an IT professional that has been asked to provide your management team with the size requirements, power requirements and cooling requirements of an up coming computer room relocation? Are you overwhelmed by the array of choices when it comes to selecting the ideal support, IT & cable infrastructure for your project? Are you concerned your team is not equally represented when attending management, architect, engineering or construction meetings? If so, IMPRESS CORPORATION can provide you with a data center design professional that will doggedly represent your best interests.

 

Data Center Power & Cooling Systems Analysis

IMPRESS CORPORATION load studies offer piece-of-mind when it comes to power equipment selection. As part of our data center consulting services, our expert technician can provide complete load profiling and reporting from simple spot-checking to week-long data logging. Our methodology combines the business and technology expertise needed to ensure customer satisfaction from concept through completion.

 

Data Center Feasibility Consulting

Specific expertise and experience is necessary to perform Data Center Feasibility Consulting and Studies. Most data center operators have expertise and experience in the Information Technology (IT) area in terms of network services, network engineering, network security, servers, desktop, storage, and other ancillary areas within the IT discipline. However, upgrading or building a new data center requires different skills in terms of power, space, cooling, fire suppression, computational fluid dynamics, data center architecture, commissioning of facility supporting infrastructure, just to name a few of the disciplines.

 

Data Center Project Cost Estimating

Developing a budget for a data center, computer room, or server room upgrade or new build requires understanding an array of items related to the facility supporting infrastructure costs, mechanical & electrical design and engineering costs, commissioning costs, and construction costs. However, in order to understand the size, type of power and cooling density required, and then the engineering and build, data center operators and senior IT and facility managers need to take a step back and fully understand the requirements of IT infrastructure both when the facility opens and several years down the road.

 

Data Center Site Assessment

IMPRESS CORPORATION offers a comprehensive array of facility and support infrastructure assessment services aimed at providing clients with recommendations that save money, reduce the time spent implementing upgrades and improvements, and maximize the availability of data centers, computer rooms, and other mission critical facilities.

 

Data Center Availability & Risk Assessment

A comprehensive data center inspection to assess the ability of the support infrastructure to provide continuous availability including a site inspection, an evaluation of the present load condition, a comparison to the capacity constraints, identification of critical deficiencies and potential downtime risks, an assessment of the concurrent maintenance capacity of the site and expert consulting regarding recommendations for improvements.

 

Data Center Computational Fluid Dynamic Services

IMPRESS CORPORATION utilizes powerful 3-D CFD software for the design, operational analysis, and maintenance for data center and computer rooms of all types and sizes. The intent is to provide better designs and management of mission critical facilities throughout their lifetime. Our goal is to minimize the risk of cooling problems as well as increase the overall manageability and performance of the site.

 

Technology Master Format Planning

Today's business facilities are more than just walls, electric power and light, plumbing and HVAC. These facilities incorporate all of these things and so much more from redundant power supplies, 24x7 backup facilities, and multiple environment control systems to complete building control and automation systems, and miles of communications cabling. Not only are the buildings themselves more complex, but also the means and methods by which they are constructed. As such, the organization, engineering, and teamwork required to construct them correctly and on-time are just as complex. Our data center consulting services can stream-line and simplify the process.

 

Data Center Site Selection

IMPRESS CORPORATION's consulting experts can provide an analysis of proposed data center site locations including creating conceptual drawings and establishing budgets for the development of the site. We also maintain a database of data center properties in the U.S., which can be used to significantly shorten our clients' site search cost and time investment.

 

Data Center Real Estate

Search property listings for available data center real estate.

 

Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery

Business continuity is vital to business success. It can no longer remain the concern of the IT department alone. How do you determine the continuity and recovery requirements of your business? How do you identify and integrate critical business and IT priorities into a comprehensive continuity program? Where do you start?

 

Data Center Relocation Evaluation & Planning

It is essential to have the IT equipment migration project team assembled and organized early in the design process. As construction drawings are completed and the construction begins, the team should be very hard at work with equipment planning and migration activities. Let our data center consulting team guide you through this phase.

 

Data Center Owners Representation

Are you an IT professional that has been asked to provide your management team with the size requirements, power requirements and cooling requirements of an up coming computer room relocation? Are you overwhelmed by the array of choices when it comes to selecting the ideal support, IT & cable infrastructure for your project? Are you concerned your team is not equally represented when attending management, architect, engineering or construction meetings? If so, IMPRESS CORPORATION can provide you with a data center design professional that will doggedly represent your best interests.

 

Thermography Assessment Service

The IMPRESS CORPORATION Thermography Assessment Service uses infrared thermography to analyze the condition of your data center or computer room's support infrastructure. It may be purchased as a standalone service, or integrated into a regular maintenance program. IMPRESS CORPORATION will supply you with a detailed assessment, enabling you to manage your facilities support infrastructure for optimum performance, extend the life of your critical support infrastructure, and ensure the highest level of system availability.

 

Data Center Energy Usage Assessment Service

IMPRESS CORPORATION' Data Center Energy Usage Assessment Service provides data center operators with a spot measurement and calculation of the site's power usage effectiveness (PUE) and data center efficiency (DCE) ratios. The goal of this service is to assess the power utilization of the data center operations as the first step in determining whether energy efficiency improvements are achievable. 

 

Data Center Energy Efficiency Assessment Service

IMPRESS CORPORATION Data Center Solutions provides a variety of consulting services geared toimproving airflow within a data center, planning the feasibility of data center modifications and their resultant improvements to facility sustainability, analyzing the benefits of colocating IT infrastructure versus capital investments to build new or expand existing facilities, performingmaintenance management to mitigate support infrastructure risks, as well as many others. Each of these services is aimed at improving the availability of your IT infrastructure for your Always Available Data Center.

 

Data Center Facility Business Strategy Consulting

Data Center expansions, consolidations, and relocations are expensive and, therefore, should be analyzed by trained data center design and evaluation experts for potential risks, hidden costs, and other items which can severely impact sound business decisions. Making the wrong decision regarding a Data Center migration strategy can negatively impact a business for years to come. Proper upfront analysis, investigation, financial justification, and strategic thought should be put into the final decision.

 

Data Center Renovation

Data Center Renovations are one path data center and IT managers can take to improve the performance of the underlying facility infrastructure to support IT load requirements, increase available space, and improve overall reliability of their facilities. Once preliminary goals are established for the renovation it is important to establish a realistic and thorough budget estimate.

 

Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery
Business continuity is vital to business success. It can no longer remain the concern of the IT department alone. How do you determine the continuity and recovery requirements of your business? How do you identify and integrate critical business and IT priorities into a comprehensive continuity program? Where do you start?

Data Center Virtualization Strategies & Assessments

IMPRESS CORPORATION leverages its proven consultative process to provide Data Center Virtualization Consulting Services which drive business agility by simplifying business infrastructure to create a more dynamic and flexible data center. The service includes four key components: needs analyses for use of virtualization within the enterprise; site surveys of current virtualization within the enterprise (if needed); assessments and analysis of virtualization for servers and storage area networks against numerous designs, manufacturer solutions, and key decision criteria; and, planning to provide technology roadmaps, budgets, and timelines for future design and implementation of virtualization strategies.

 

Data Center Optimization Evaluation

Developing a clear, documented, and concise strategy for managing and optimizing data center operations is critical for today’s IT and data center operations personnel. IMPRESS CORPORATION offers services geared to support Data Center Optimization. Optimization Evaluation services include focused assessments to increase the energy efficiency of the data center, evaluate and improve power and cooling systems, among other facility related technologies, programs, and processes. In addition, IMPRESS CORPORATION provides Data Center Optimization Evaluations geared around improving IT infrastructure and systems.

 

Data Center Relocation Evaluation & Planning

It is essential to have the IT equipment migration project team assembled and organized early in the design process. As construction drawings are completed and the construction begins, the team should be very hard at work with equipment planning and migration activities. Let our data center consulting team guide you through this phase.

 

Data Center Routing and Switching Planning & Feasibility

IMPRESS CORPORATION recommends a variety of routing, switching and load balancing products to help with your needs.

 

Data Center Server Planning & Feasibility

Leveraging our proven consultative process, IMPRESS CORPORATION provides Data Center Server Planning & Feasibility Consulting Services for single site and enterprise level clientele. The service includes four key components: needs analyses for deployment of new server techniques and technology; site surveys of current server infrastructure equipment within the enterprise (if needed); assessments of servers, server virtualization, discrete, rack, and blade server architectures including consideration of various manufacturer architectures and key decision criteria; and, planning to provide technology roadmaps, budget, and timelines for future design and deployment of server infrastructure.

Data Center Storage Area Network (SAN) and Data Protection Planning & Feasibility

IMPRESS CORPORATION’s IT Storage & Data Protection Consulting Services provides a comprehensive analysis of storage, storage area network, and data security within the enterprise network. These services include four key components: needs analyses for future storage area network design; site surveys of current storage area network infrastructure (if needed); storage area network assessments to analyze requirements against numerous designs, manufacturer solutions, and key decision criteria; and, planning to provide technology roadmaps, budget, and timelines for future design and implementation.