Building New Data Center Design – TIA 942

Building new Data Center:

 If requirement a raise and opportunity is granted to build new DC, the phases of project should start by designing.
 ITS management should select TIA-942 tier taking into consideration the future utilization of the center.
 Designing should be carried out by an approved & certified vendor in TIA 942 standard and have good qualification to do so.
 Post implementation assessment is required to be carried out to ensure all TIA-942 requirements are met.
 Building designed have to be reviewed and signed off by ITS, this include the location of the Datacenter and mention Cleary areas function surrounding and above it.

 ITS – Datacenter and NWS have to reviewed all stages including conceptual design and needs to be approved by ITS – Datacenter. 
 Project must secure Datacenter tools for monitoring (camera, temperature, humidity, Water leakage detection and any other necessary tools related to Site safety etc.) .
 Datacenter must meet CIT physical security requirements.
 Datacenter must meet SABIC E&PM safety requirements.

 Datacenter design must be approved by certified TIA 942 vendor.
 ITS need to be part of building construction.
 ITS should to be involved in the Datacenter handover from vendor to company.

Renovating Existing Data Center

 If requirement a raise and opportunity is granted to utilize an existing Data Center, the phases of project should start by conducting an assessment.
 An approval has to be obtained from Affiliate president that grant ITS in case affiliate would opt out the possibility of usage continuation through official communication.
 Rental fee should be agreed on and measured based on required Square meters.
 An assessment is to be carried out to find the volume of gaps that can be bridged during renovation project.

 The assessment should take into consideration the future utilization and classification of Data Center.
 The gaps analysis should be referenced to TIA-942 tier selected.
 All components should comply with listed Data Center components standards
 Post implementation assessment is required to be carried out to ensure all TIA-942 requirements are met.

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