Although we predominantly provide data consulting services and broker representation, Bennet Data Center Solutions provides its clients with a range of services to ensure this place is a one-stop for all. That means, anyone that visits us will get all the guidance they need regarding selecting a colocation facility or contemplating building their own, and that they won’t have to waste their energies towards finding all the organizations needed to accomplish their goals.
Data Center Consulting
For any domain, we always provide a particular data center business plan that enables and helps you in meeting your needs and requirements. With our experience and partnerships, we look at the nature of your business (or work), your preferences, and the amount of scalability you may require (in the future). Depending on these factors, coupled along with some others, we generate a data center strategy that is perfect for you.
Brokerage Services for Clients
Finally, we see ourselves as a brokerage firm too that firmly stands by the principle of generating a cooperative working environment within the organization, and large-scale cooperation between data center organizations and supporting companies to improve the quality of data centers around the United States. With over a decade of experience in this industry, we have built contacts with not only some of the highest-rated data center organizations out there, but also others that may fit the needs of the variety of our clients from around the country. Through us, you will not only get access to the ideal data center sites in your region, but also other services like construction, maintenance, cleaning, and quality equipment. This will be set according to your budget and unique needs, analyzed by us.
Selection of Sites for Data Centers & Colocation Space
When we often talk about colocation site selection and we primarily look at the location of the data center, power cost, scalability among many other factors and then consider its design and feasibility for our client’s IT company, or IT department in a company. Depending on their structure, budget, equipment, and IT (or computational) power, we determine a colocation space that is best for them. Below we have listed some paramount factors that are considered when selecting a site for building a data center.
- Location – Data Center should be built in a place where maintenance, data transfer and storage costs are minimized, along with quick and efficient physical access.
- Disaster Recovery – Accidents are common in all IT organizations. For such a thing that is unavoidable, companies and firms requite a fast disaster recovery that minimized financial damages and data loss.
- Power cost
- Scalability – We point out potential locations that allow more room for upgrades and expansion of data center equipment.
- Most of our clients and fast-growing organizations and saving them the need to buy more places and create several connectivity nodes is our priority.
- Operations – It is also important to determine how data center operating will go. For that we have to look at the fiber connectivity, High Performance Computing capabilities, potential for Cloud Computing, and remote management of the data center.
- Sustainability – For any IT organization to run a successful business, it is important to determine if the data center will be sustainable with time. Our consulting IT department tests all the frameworks and scenarios to help companies determine their future prospects at a given location.
Detailed Analysis of Existing Data Centers
Many companies already have established data centers and cannot afford to redesign and re-establish them, especially at a different location. For such clients, we provide vulnerability assessments and detailed analysis of their existing data centers, with further recommendations that can help them improve their data center’s operation- and cost-effectiveness. These vulnerability assessments are done at the following levels:
- Critical Electrical Equipment – incoming power feeds, main switchboard, switchgear, transformers, transfer switches, paralleling gear, generators, UPS systems, batteries, static switches, and Power Distribution Units (PDUs).
- Critical Mechanical Equipment – chillers, air handlers, Computer Room Air Conditioners (CRACs), Computer Room Air Handlers (CRAHs), pumps, and cooling towers.
- Standard Operating Procedures – maintenance and cleaning schedules, upgrades, rebooting, on-ground work, data transfer, and data storage.
- Systems and Failure Reports – The BMS (Building Management System) and single points of failure reports focus on the current environment of the data center and what necessary steps can be taken to prepare well for the future needs.