On August 18, 2020, an online round table on new approaches to the organization of engineering and IT infrastructure of data centers was held in preparation for the XXVI International Forum of Security & Safety Technologies. Engineering infrastructure for cost optimization. Smart management of IT and engineering infrastructure. Requirements for cooling systems, guaranteed and uninterrupted power supply, early fire detection and automatic fire extinguishing.
Uninterrupted operation is critical for a data center and the cost of any downtime is very high. That’s why it should be protected from any incidents that could lead to the shutdown of technological processes.
Managers and specialists of commercial and corporate data centers, suppliers of IT infrastructure, cooling systems, guaranteed and uninterrupted power supply systems, early fire detection and automatic fire extinguishing discussed current issues and approaches to the organization of engineering and IT infrastructure of data centers.
Partners of the event
Co-organizer of the meeting
Sergey Vyshemirsky (IXcellerate), Alexey Eremenko (Selectel), Igor Vasilyuk (RUDN data center), Dmitry Volkov (Federal Treasury), Stanislav Golovchenko (Petrozavodsk State University), Alexey Frolov (Rosbank data center), Vsevolod Kolesnikov (Rosbank), Denis Yakimov (TENSOR), Bulat Yulchurin (KAMAZ) shared their tasks, questions and expertise.
Recommendations and technological expertise were presented by Vasily Uglov and Evgeny Lomakin (Marioff Russia), Ilya Tsarev (Schneider Electric), Sergey Trapani (Lande), Vladimir Kudelkin (Integra-S)
Such topical issues were discussed:
- What is the specifics of fire safety in data centers? Which systems help prevent a fire and which ones – to extinguish a fire? What technologies are key to modern data center security?
- What legal acts and internal documents regulate a fire safety of a data center?
- How to reduce expenses of false alarms of automatic fire extinguishing systems using fire extinguishing systems? What is more profitable and effective: gas or water fire fighting?
- Approaches to quality reduction of energy costs: improving the legislative base for easier access of data centers to technological connectivity, building their own in-network infrastructure.
- How to save money on data center cooling? A free-cooling system or a traditional air conditioning system and refrigeration?
- Evolution of digital technologies for IT infrastructure management: experience in using solutions based on AI technology.
Sergey Vyshemirsky, technical director of IXcellerate:
"We want to ensure that we can connect to the resources of any energy company and at any distance from our data center, also we want to facilitate access to the wholesale market. All this gives a significant reduction of CAPEX. In the cost of our product, the electricity cost is up to 40 percent. These issues are very important, sometimes more important than the cost of technological equipment. This year we put 20 megawatts into operation, connecting directly to the first-level network company and getting a favorable tariff - this is our competitive advantage. We want other market participants to use the same approach so that we can develop in a competitive environment."
Alexey Eremenko, infrastructure director at Selectel:
"This is the first time I have participated in such an event. It is quite interesting and there can be many topics for discussion. We are now at a level of market development when it’s important to create a competitive environment so that the whole market develops effectively. There is no need to hide any secret knowledge - this will give you a competitive advantage at the moment and will slow down the development of the industry at a distance."
Vsevolod Kolesnikov, head of Rosbank data center:
"The event was interesting and useful. I will be happy to participate in data center-related events in the future."
Stanislav Golovchenko, data center architect at the Petrozavodsk State University:
"I want to thank for the invitation and for such a unique format. Behind-the-scenes communication not at major forums but in the format of experience exchange really gives the opportunity to discuss issues that are only at the stage of formation, to look at your tasks by the eyes of colleagues."
A conference on new approaches to the organization of engineering and IT infrastructure of data centers will be held on October 22. Managers and specialists of commercial and corporate data centers, suppliers of IT and engineering infrastructure are invited.
The XXVI International Forum of Security & Safety Technologies is a continuous communication program for customers, regulators and suppliers. Every week customers and solution providers discuss current issues in an online format. Every month online conferences are held with demonstrations of real projects, industrial cases and modern technologies.
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