Site and facilities

Plan, design and build flexible, cost-effective
and energy efficient data centres and facilities.


Where information technology and the building meet

Taking on the data centre crisis

Increasingly efficient, high-density computers provide an opportunity to get more value from every square foot of space in your data centre. But powerful blade and "pizza box" servers consume a lot of energy, which grows more expensive every year. And they generate heat, which can cause servers to shut down and limit your ability to add much-needed equipment.

The demand for more computing power and electricity, better cooling solutions, and facilities that can grow with an organisation is creating a crisis in data centres around the world. Simply adding more servers and turning up the air conditioning is not feasible. Instead, numerous organisations are planning to cope with this crisis by building new facilities or making significant changes to their existing sites. They are aiming to optimise their data centres - not only to accommodate more hardware, but also to meet business objectives that include:

Site and facilities services - responding to the demand for flexible, scalable technologies and reducing costs

IBM's?site and facilities services?are ready to help you take on the data centre crisis.

Our portfolio of services provides expertise to assist you with evaluating, designing, implementing and managing your IT infrastructure and physical environment.

To help you address power and cooling issues, IBM determines how your current facilities can support the deployment of next-generation IT infrastructure components and identifies thermal solutions to address heat-related issues in your computing environment. We work with you to plan, design and implement scalable and flexible racking systems designed for optimum manageability and minimum maintenance costs.

Our extensive - and expanding - selection of services can help you make the transition to a reliable, security-rich, customised IT infrastructure. Addressing areas ranging from the layout of physical facilities to the equipment, utility services and environmental systems, IBM can enable even small organisations to create or modify a data centre in an accelerated timeframe.

The anticipated benefits

IBM's site and facilities services can help your organisation to:

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Data centre and facilities strategy services

Develop a data centre approach that optimizes availability, scalability, recoverability and agility, while minimizing risk

Facilities Cabling Services

Help lower the operating cost of your data center, support the highest level of availability for your IT infrastructure and reduce clogs of unstructured cabling under floor tiles with IBM’s turnkey cabling services: Fibre Transport System and Structured Cabling.

IT facilities assessment, design, and construction services

Make your data center future ready - whether you're upgrading or building an IT facility, sound planning and execution are key to minimizing risks and costs.

IT facilities consolidation and relocation services

Develop a data centre approach that optimises availability, scalability, recoverability and agility, while minimizing risks during data centre consolidations.

Specialised facilities services

Assess your needs and implement a comprehensive strategy for building efficient and automated specialised facilities, from trading floors to green buildings

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  • Kenneth Berry

    Kenneth Berry

    Lead Development Rep for Global Technology Services, UKI

IT Energy Efficiency Self Assessment Tool

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