Data Center Risk Mitigation

Data Center Risk Mitigation

Data Center’s huge demand for sigma reliability puts a significant strain on data center manager’s continuous search for ways and means to achieve this goal. Because undo RISK is always present, identifying potential risk and developing a mitigation program is how Keystone assists you in maintaining reliability. Keystone’s overall knowledge and experience of all aspects of building, operating and maintaining data center environmental systems allows us to develop a site specific mitigation program for you.With decades of dedication within this environment, we can point out where your systems are vulnerable and provide you with an action list of what needs to be done in your facility to mitigate your risk to potential disasters. It’s our job to know where potential risks to your data center exist and point those risks out to you.

Check out our free audit page for details on how Keystone can start providing a mitigation program for you.

Data Center Construction Concept and Budgeting

Data Center Construction Concept and Budgeting

As a leading provider of Data Center services, Keystone has over 30 years of proven experience. Our track record of guiding clients through the conceptualization, construction, budgeting and build out phases speak for itself.

Let Keystone help determine your needs by providing concepts specifically tailored for your environment within a realistic budget and build-out timeline you can count on.

With an approved budget and design, Keystone can oversee the entire construction process through to completion. We are a one stop shop and we have a long term track record to prove it.

We credit our efficiency to our data center design/build team’s approach, integrated project plans, and years of experience implemented by our expert data center build managers and their highly qualified build teams. Keystone’s project plans ensure that tasks are completed in an orderly manner and within the timeframes designated for each part of the project.

Throughout the data center installation process, we are vigilant in our safety and quality practices – practices designed to protect your employees and ours. Moreover, we schedule our installations to minimize disruption to your day-to-day operations.

Computer Room Layout and Design

Computer Room Layout and Design

Developing a final computer room layout and design from an initial concept and budget requires an in-depth knowledge base of how the application of various equipment evolves into a fully integrated system. Our sole focus on data center equipment trends provides the best application versus cost for the client.

Too often, companies looking to build a data center hire individual sub-contractors as a means to save money. Such a fragmented approach often results in poor work quality and at times costly fixes. With the specific needs unique to data center design and construction, a builder who is dedicated to this environment is best suited to deliver the highest level of quality assurance. Keystone has the proven experience to provide layout and design of a computer room / data center that meets your exact requirements. Licensed with the state of Florida for both General Contracting (CBC1251172) and Mechanical Contracting (CAC1814851) Keystone can handle the complex planning that is required to do the job right and have a system that will work as designed. Because proper up front planning is essential let Keystone help with your next design, deployment or retrofit needs.

Data Center Power and Cooling Load Evaluation

Data Center Power and Cooling Load Evaluation

Data centers have always placed extraordinary demands on both electrical and cooling requirements. While individual processors are getting smaller and more efficient each year, this merely means that significantly more processing power is being packed onto each server blade. This in turn, increases the need for power and cooling capacity. Do you really want to trust your typical commercial air condition contractor to calculate your power and cooling loads – and then make sure they are balanced? We have that experience. It’s why more and more companies with data centers or computer rooms are turning to Keystone for their data center needs.

Data Center Hurricane Preparedness

Data Center Hurricane Preparedness

The year was 2014. South and Central Florida experienced a record setting 3 hurricanes in a six-week period. Hurricane Charley came ashore Aug 13 as a Category 4 hurricane with sustained winds of 150 mph. It caused over $15 billion in damages. A few weeks later, on Sept 4, Hurricane Frances came ashore in Palm Beach County as a Category 2 hurricane with sustained winds of 105 mph and caused $9 billion in damages. It didn’t stop there. Weeks later, on Sept 26, Hurricane Jeanne made landfall in Palm Beach County as Category 3 hurricane with 120 mph winds causing $6.9 billion in damages. The region experienced unprecedented power outages that lasted weeks and even months.

So how did Keystone’s high profile clients fare? With proper design and maintenance services provided by Keystone Critical Systems, we’re proud to say that they did not experience any outages or data loss to their critical data systems. Our experience was truly put to the test.

Being prepared is more than having backup systems. It means going the extra mile where others don’t even think to go. Let Keystone advise you on the following:

  • Rooftop equipment tie-down
  • Emergency Generator Fuel Needs
  • Redundant Fuel Filtration Systems
  • Staffing Requirements During An Emergency
  • Emergency Water, Food and Sanitation Requirements
  • Critical Fuel Deliveries In an Emergency Situation
Data Center System Monitoring

System Monitoring and Integration

Far too often, companies that are expanding their computer rooms and/or data centers, look at the various sub-systems as systems that are loosely interconnected. This methodology can significantly increase the likeliness of the entire data center to go down. Knowing what the system is doing as a whole is the key to improving system reliability.

Keystone Critical Systems has the experience to install and integrate Systems Monitoring Systems to alert administrators of a pending alert that could lead to an outage if left unattended, 24-hours a day, regardless of where that person of group of people are. Keystone can integrate monitoring systems for all major sub-systems of a data center, including Generator Monitoring, UPS Backup Systems Monitoring, Battery Systems, Computer Room Air Conditioning Systems (CRAC), Fire and Smoke Protection, and Power Distribution Systems.

Let Keystone help you to create a system that will be easier to maintain and reduce unexpected downtime events.

Data Center Equipment Failure Forensics

Equipment Failure Forensics

Many firms that provide Data Center maintenance have a business model to get in, fix the problem and get out as quickly as possible. Over the years, we have seen far too many cases of equipment getting replaced without ever fixing the root cause of the failure. This often neglected area is something Keystone Critical Systems and Advisors focuses on. We have both the experience and the tools to diagnose a problem to suggest recommendations that are going to solve the client’s long term problem. These can be multiple CRAC compressor replacement, electrical systems that are out of balance, mechanical drive systems that are out of alignment and cause premature bearing failure, power surges that go unnoticed, but do cause stress on motor windings, inefficient cooling patterns and more.

How much are you spending on repetitive repairs? Give Keystone a chance to evaluate your Data Center. It can’t hurt to have us come in for a no charge evaluation.