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BICSI releases updated data centre standard

December 22, 2014  

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BICSI has announced an updated release of its flagship standard, ANSI/BICSI 002-2014, Data Centre Design and Implementation Best Practices.

Data centre construction and expansion is predicted to continue steadily over the next 10 years worldwide.

“With the increasing focus on reliability and efficiency, the initial design is more important than ever,” the organization said in a release. “Thus, today’s data centre designer is required to have knowledge of mechanical, electrical and telecommunications systems and how they interact—areas not typically found in the same reference manual or standard.

The 2014 edition of BICSI 002 focuses on adding or expanding information on critical data centre design and infrastructure topics including modular and “container” data centres; data centre infrastructure management (DCIM) and building systems; DC power; hot and cold aisles; multi-data centre architecture and data centre service outsourcing; and energy efficiency.

“This updated standard is the culmination of hundreds of hours of work performed by an international team of more than 50 volunteer subject matter experts from all disciplines within data centres,” said BICSI president Michael Collins.