Today’s society handles an enormous amount of information. It is vitally important for companies, institutions and public organisations to store the data they constantly accumulate and process. Data centres are the facilities used to store all this information securely. The infrastructure and location of these spaces, if they meet all the relevant requirements, guarantee continuous service (24/7). They also ensure the physical integrity of the telecommunication networks and the servers where the information is stored.
Gallery of images of the data centres at the Infomaniak company in Switzerland.
Security Measures to Consider In Data Centre Planning
When a data centre is being planned, there are various factors to bear in mind. Among the most important, worth noting are:
- Choosing a location close to the electricity network and connection lines, telecommunication centres, etc.
- The area must present a low risk of flooding, earthquakes, fires, etc.
- Protecting the infrastructures against the risk of fire and flooding.
- Equipping the facilities with a well-controlled cooling system and with alarms that maintain the equipment at the correct temperature.
The Generator Sets Guarantee an Electricity Supply In Case of Emergency
Once the data centre is operational, a constant supply of electrical energy to the facilities must be ensured. Otherwise the information of hundreds or thousands of companies and client organisations would be at risk. To this end, data centres rely on reserve generator sets which operate automatically in the event of a power supply failure.
Inmesol specialises in the manufacture of generator sets for this type of facility, like those used by the Infomaniak company at its data centre in Switzerland.