BICSI releases new data centre guidelines
BICSI, the organisation which aims for advancing the ICT community, has released three updated and new publications, in what is the first of multiple updates to its data centre program with further updates scheduled for later this year.
The ANSI/BICSI 002-2019 Data Centre Design and Implementation Best Practices has been revised to reflect recent trends. It continues to be the source for data centre design from the enterprise to the edge and is written by industry professionals with experience in all facets of data centre design. It lists what a data centre requires and provides recommendations on best practice.
The new version includes additions to heat rejection and cooling systems, provisioning of Lithium-ion batteries, co-location planning, support for Open Compute Project concepts and infrastructure, and expansion of the commissioning process.
The BICSI 009-2019 Data Centre Operations and Maintenance Best Practices Standard is the first open-consensus standard providing more than a framework for data centre operation policies and practices. It is based on reflections from a wide variety of industry professionals, from small enterprise to large centres.
Finally, the Essentials of Data Centre Projects (EDCP) is a specialty manual offering a holistic view of the overall data centre project, from concept through planning, implementation and close-out stages. Aimed at focusing on the various complexities surrounding data centre set-up, the manual provides the underlying knowledge necessary for data centres of all sizes.
BICSI president Jeff Beavers explains that the new publications are the product of hundreds of hours of development, testing, knowledge sharing and preparation from a dedicated group of volunteers and staff members.
“We operate in an evolutionary field that expands every day, and BICSI will continue to update its educational resources to provide support for and serve the ICT community,” he says.
New courses and a credentialing exam will be introduced later this year.