A data center reference design is a validated and documented high level conceptual plan for how the physical infrastructure systems are configured and laid out for a given set of design parameters. Each design covers the facility power and cooling systems, as well as the IT space. Reference designs are an excellent planning tool to help project teams rapidly compare and contrast alternatives. By using validated concepts to determine your project's key design parameters such as capacity, redundancy, density, efficiency, budget, you can move more quickly into the detailed design phase with more confidence.
Each reference design comes with a Design Summary document (available through the online selector below) and an Engineering Package which is available by registering. The Engineering Package contains electrical and mechanical one lines, piping diagrams, dimensioned floor layouts, and an equipment list. Instructions for how to register are described on the last page of the Design Summary.
Featured Reference Design
Many data center businesses have a need to grow, but fear speculative build or lack capital to take the next step. Whether you’re planning a new build, retrofit, or expansion on an existing facility, the flexibility of the power skids and IT pods detailed in Reference Design #21 allows for a range of configurations to be tailored to meet future needs.