A data centre is a facility used to house computer systems or servers and associated components, such as network communications and storage systems. It generally includes redundant or backup power supplies, redundant data communications connections, environmental controls (e.g., air conditioning, fire suppression) and various security devices. The large group of networked computer servers are used by organizations for processing, storage, and distribution of large amounts of data. For almost every type of business transaction, electronic exchange of data is required. As the demand for instant data delivery increased, data centers were born to be able to handle the influx of requests. In recent years, data centers have evolved significantly, improving efficiency and increasing scale to adopt technologies such as virtualization, cloud computing, mobile, and IoT (Internet of Things) applications. This is an exciting and ever changing area to be involved in due to advancements, demands and ever growing capacity requirements for storage and operational facilities which are Data Centres.
How it works
Data centers are most commonly referred to as the brain of the company. It is here where all the critical processes of a business are run on computer servers. All of the important data from a company is processed, stored and organized into packets for transmission where routers determine the best path for the data to travel on. The data center itself is built with a plethora of equipment designed and integrated with resiliency in mind.
After understanding what they are and how they work where we fit into the equation is we help in the design and specification of these facilities with Consultant engineers, Data Centre operators, End users and IT Companies. Wood Communications understand that a Data Centre, whether Co-location or Enterprise is a 24/7 critical facility and operators demand the highest level of service from their supply partners. With this in mind and our long history in this sector we deal with an array of data centre operators on a daily basis in specifying, supplying a list of components as outlined below.
In addition to this if you are looking to become a Data Centre professional as a Data Centre Technician, Designer or Operational Manager and are looking for an international Qualification we have three courses that covers all these topics. Contact us for further information or visit our training section within this site.
Products/Services for Data Centres.
- Cabinet/Rack standard and Bespoke configurations
- Biometric rack Security solutions.
- Rack integration & fit out configurations services
- Hot/Cold Aisle containment
- In-row & passive cooling
- Intelligent PDU’s
- Ultra High density fibre & copper connectivity
- Cable containment requirements
- Data Centre infrastructure management (DCIM)
- Data Centre Training & Auditing
- Cooling containment within a rack
- Security enclosures all levels (SEAL) added Physical security
- Self-cooling controlled cabinets up to 4KW wall mounted and free standing.