Managing the power requirements of today's high-end and high-availability data centres is an extremely complex task which is often underestimated, especially since many of the data centres are operating at, or near, their design limits and downtime is never an option. Identify the drivers of data center design and understand power architecture in relation to industry standards, codes and guidelines. Design data centres with fault tolerant power compliance specification and redundancy.

This course gives students a comprehensive understanding of how power requirements impact the design and operation of data centers. From power distribution and critical components to energy efficiencies, this course provides a granular understanding of the key challenges related to power within infrastructure. 

Learning Outcome

By the end of the course, participants will be able to: 

  • Discuss the importance of data center power consumption to business, government and society in general, whilst trying to meet sustainability targets in a low energy future
  • Recognise the power requirements of modern ICT loads, especially dual-cord designs and their purpose 
  • Recognise the competing models for power redundancy architecture, concurrent maintainability and fault tolerance
  • Explain the concepts of Reliability, Availability and MTBF calculations for comparisons of system reliability
  • Define automatic transfer switches and static transfer switches with their application in critical power distribution systems
  • Discuss short-circuits, fault-current sources and examples of source impedances and circuit protection in critical ICT systems
  • Identify the particular maintenance issues of data centers and how the power system design can influence availability

Who should Attend

  • Data Centre Architect
  • Data Centre Director
  • Data Centre Operator
  • Data Center Operations Manager
  • Data Centre Engineer
  • Senior Data Centre Engineer
  • Data Centre Manager
  • Head of Operations
  • Facility Team Lead
  • Mechanical Engineers
  • Electrical Engineers
  • HVAC Consultants and Engineers
  • IT Manager 
  • Facility Manager
  • Project Manager 
  • Property Developer
This course is endorsed under Critical Infocomm Technology Resource Programme Plus (CITREP+) Programme.
To find out more about CITREP+ Funding, please refer to Programme Support under CITREP+ page

Information is accurate as of 7 Jul 2021