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IBM Data Center Services

IBM Data Center Services Building or upgrading your data center, while helping to minimize cost, risk
IBM Data Center Services Building or upgrading your data center, while helping to minimize cost, risk

Building or upgrading your data center, while helping to minimize cost, risk and delay

When you need to expand your data center beyond its current walls, renovate its infrastructure or build a completely new data center on a new site, IBM Data Center Services can help—with everything from preliminary consulting to a total turnkey solution.

IBM’s 50 years of experience in data-center construction can provide just the solution you need—whether big or small. You can have IBM analyze your existing data center and project its growth—based on your business plan, computing environments and IBM’s unique understanding of future computing technologies.

You can get a complete recommendation with all drawings and specifications. The entire project can be turned over to IBM, using our experienced project managers and contractors, IBM Data Center Services can build your data center in a cost effective and timely manner with our qualified and experienced data center professionals.

The power of experience

If yours is like most organizations, you won’t be facing another major data center construction project for a long time—if ever again—so it has to be built right. Take advantage of the exper- tise and experience of IBM Site Planning Services personnel to handle both facilities and computing concerns. Because they specialize in the fit-up, renovation, moving and expansion of data-processing environments like yours, these professionals can provide their services economically, with low risk and minor impact to your ongoing operations. Working with IBM means that you have a single point of contact for both facilities and computer expertise.

The power of relationships

IBM offers a wide range of services at every level through its nationwide organization and network of qualified subcontrac- tors — a network that includes architects, engineers, contractors and suppliers. With proven expertise in data-center construction and operations, IBM Data Center Services can handle practi- cally any job in a timely, cost-effective manner. You get access to IBM technical assistance for planning and management, along with qualified, locally-based contractors and trades people. For example, if you need more air-conditioning capacity, you can be confident that you are going to get the right unit, installed cor- rectly by people who have experience handling the job.

The value of IBM

IBM’s expertise and commitment to excellence helps you feel confident that your data center can meet all technological and environmental requirements for today and tomorrow. IBM guar- antees the work of its contractors against defects in materials and workmanship for a full year. As a result, bringing IBM into your data-center construction project means that you can focus on your real business—providing effective business solutions to the users of your computing system.

The result: world-class quality in a data center built to last and designed for growth.

IBM Data Center Services: planning, design and construction

IBM can plan, design, build and test your data center, as well as

train your staff on how to maintain the new environment.

Planning

IBM builds a five-year growth model for your system based on

your company’s business plan, your current and future data-pro- cessing needs and likely technological evolution. Based on this model, IBM provides a full evaluation report that includes electri- cal, mechanical and space requirements, along with equipment layout drawings, cost estimates and a proposed construction schedule. The optimal predesign solution described in this report gives you step-by-step directions for proceeding.

Design

The evaluation report provided by IBM is so thorough that it can be used to generate a design for a data center. And that’s exactly what IBM does—helping to ensure that all report topics, such as power, cooling, fire protection and other relevant topics, are addressed and resolved in the final design. Also, IBM can work with your architect, if you have one, to help ensure that unique data-center requirements, such as underfloor airflow for ventila- tion, are met.

Construction

IBM can act as your project manager through all phases of con-

struction. You get a turnkey solution no matter how complex the job—and it’s guaranteed. Planning and design are available as separate packages, or you can use IBM for the entire project.

Beyond the data center

Along with IBM Data Center Services, IBM can provide IBM and

non-IBM equipment maintenance; data-center relocation ser- vices; application, data and hardware migration support; systems integration; network implementation, analysis and management; business-recovery services and more. IBM can help you manage virtually any aspect of your information-systems environment you choose. All so you can better manage what matters most—your competitive edge.

For more information

To learn more about IBM Data Center Services, or any other IBM services, visit:

ibm.com/services/datacenter

You get a turnkey solution no matter how complex the job—and it’s guaranteed.

Bringing IBM into your data-center construction project means that you can focus on your real business—providing effective business solutions to the users of your computing system.

IBM Data Center Services at a glance

Planning services

Computer hardware planning − Verify and assess existing facility (including hardware

configuration, personnel workflow and adjacency requirements) − Provide electrical and mechanical load analysis − Develop hardware layout plans

Architecture and space planning − Identify needs − Recommend guidelines for design − Develop workflow and adjacency diagrams − Develop planning report (including modeling of growth expectations, establishing general cost estimates and preliminary schedules, and technically evaluating physical needs) − Develop contract options

Mechanical engineering − Evaluate existing systems capacity and condition − Recommend upgrade equipment, sizing and location (including air conditioning, cleansing and distribution, water chillers, and heat rejection) − Recommend fire detection and suppression equipment − Recommend uninterruptible power supply and battery equipment

Electrical engineering − Evaluate existing electrical components − Recommend upgraded equipment, sizing and location − Evaluate power distribution units (PDUs) − Evaluate lighting and other areas for data center and support rooms − Address safety, grounding and noise attenuation issues − Evaluate existing uninterruptible power supply systems and recommend any necessary upgrades

Consulting services

Design consulting − Review data-center plans developed by other vendors − Recommend design objectives, parameters and guidelines − Review designs to help ensure compliance with requirements − Review progress submissions for working drawings − Make recommendations to help ensure design compliance

Bidding − Evaluate and select bidders − Prepare and issue competitive bidding documents − Receive and analyze competitive proposals − Arrange bidding meetings

Construction consulting (available only with design consulting services) − Attend project progress meetings − Review to help ensure construction meets specifications − Perform on-site visits for progress and compliance − Recommend actions to resolve discrepancies − Review contractor’s monthly invoicing and final payment − Help ensure compliance with all contractual obligations − Regularly report on project status

Site selection services

Land evaluation − Provide a comprehensive study of sites, including character- istics and utilities − Evaluate and rank multiple sites based on location, environ-

mental limitations, available utilities and aesthetics

Land analysis − Provide an in-depth study of site conditions (surface and subsurface), characteristics, and suitability

Building evaluation − Analyze existing building for suitability

Turnkey services

Design − Select and direct the design team − Integrate architectural and engineering features, such as site

usage, design concepts, and plans and specifications − Establish final characteristics of facility

Construction (available only with turnkey services design) − Handle general-contractor responsibilities, including providing a single point of contact, awarding construction and labor contracts, and purchasing materials and environ- mental equipment − Provide overall project management, including reviewing and approving submissions by subcontractors; securing all guarantees, instructions, certificates of inspection, record drawings and so on; conducting post-construction inspec- tion and testing, and final inspection; and familiarizing you with the new facility

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