Data Center Raised Floor

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Creating the Perfect Data Center Environment

The modern data center environment needs to be a highly adaptable space that provides the ability to respond quickly and easily to client, organizational and technological changes – all while being cost-effective in both construction and operation. The inclusion of an access floor system, pre-designed structural ceiling grid and aisle airflow containment in your data center is needed to address the demands of today's ever-evolving data centers, while still meeting the everyday needs of its users in a secure and reliable environment.

Benefits these solutions offer data centers:

  • Enhanced cooling capabilities and control
  • Accommodate a range of cooling solutions while increasing efficiency and heat load capacities
  • Easily incorporate redundant cooling with a single or multiple cooling strategies
  • Flexibility to incorporate the most energy efficient design opportunities for cooling data centers
  • Easily adapt to technological and client changes over the data center’s life-cycle at low cost
  • Significantly reduce the cost and speed of facility construction
  • Provides the ability to separate water, power and cable
  • Terminate cables wherever needed with complete flexibility, accessibility, and unlimited capacity
  • Reduced operating costs and lower facility and maintenance costs through flexible and adaptable service distribution
  • Underfloor service distribution space keeps the interior space clean and neat for proper air migration in-and-out of equipment
  • Provides a platform for future scalability

Airflow Distribution For Efficient Cooling

Airflow Containment Hard Roof
As data centers continue to grow and evolve, so to does their need for efficient and variable cooling. Access floors directly address that need by creating an underfloor plenum of conditioned air which can be directed out of the floor to cool your IT equipment. By utilizing various combinations of airflow panels and controls, both the direction and volume of air being released can be precision controlled.

Whether you're working with a legacy facility or a new state-of-the-art data center; whether you're utilizing traditional vertical airflow or employing virtual containment strategies with directional airflow panels, an access floor system will ensure that you get the right amount of air, to the right equipment, at the right time.
With under floor cooling, where the chilled air was shooting up from perforated tiles, the air was more dispersed and better able to fight against the hot air recirculating from the hot aisle. -

The Advantages of Accessibility and Flexibility

Floor Open
Today's business landscape is all about being agile, and your data center needs to maintain that same flexibility in order to stay competitive. An access floor system allows your data center to do all of this, maintaining accessibility to the underfloor pathway with modular panels which are capable of being easily removed anwhere along the service path.

Not only will an access floor give you total control over your facility's service distribution system but, with data center spaces constantly undergoing some manner of redesign or reconfiguration, the demand for a flexible system has never been higher. The modular design of an access floor system allows you to easily relocate air panels and controls, or reroute cable quickly and efficiently without an interruption of services.
As the amount of end-user and device-to-device data grows exponentially, network quality, reliability and flexibility are key to current and future success. - Tobias Münzer, Market Mangaer Public Networks, R&M -

Future-Proof Data Center Design

Raised floors have been used throughout the history of data centers because of their ability to enable facilities to address often unforeseeable advancements in technology and now, with data centers continually evolving to meet the ever increasing cooling and service distribution needs in the data center sector, choosing a raised floor system for your facility can add more value than ever. 

Imagine, a future-proof data center environment which offers an excellent high-efficiency, cost-minimizing solution for new data centers. By utilizing an access floor, this future is your facility's reality.

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