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SECURE TECHNICAL ROOMS is focused in the design of VIBRATION and SEISMIC Data Centers. Above all, we also offer services of Technical Cleaning and Shielding of Critical Rooms.

First of all, the Information we use all days is stored in multiple Data Centers. Almost our cellular mobile data, emails, corporate info, National Health, Bank Accounts, Taxes, etc. Therefore Data Centers are specially designed to be redundant in:

  • Cooling and Power
  • Connectivity
  • Fire and Water leakage protection
  • Restricted Access
  • High Physical Security
  • even more…

Problem: Vibration & Seismic Data Center

Vibrations corrupt data in Seismic Data Centers

Due to Unexpected Accelerations arriving to IT devices the data can be corrupted, because of External Vibrations from different sources:

  • Nearby Constructions,
  • Vibrations because Railways,
  • Heavy Traffic,
  • Generators start
  • Fan of Cooling Units,
  • finally and most important the Seismic Hazard 

Effects of Vibrations and Earthquakes on Disk Drives

The following data of technical data sheets of different manufacturers indicates that during the vibration or seismic activity with peak accelerations exceeding 0.5g the drives would be subject to forces that could cause permanent damage and loss of readable data.

Manufacturer’s Model # Max. g / Operating Max. g /
Non-Operating
Frequency Range
DEC – Alpha Server – #8200 -0.5 g (f@0.01) 0.5 g – 1.0 g 2-22 hz/ 22-500 hz
DEC – Alpha Server – #4100 1.0 g N / A 10-500 hz
DEC – RZ 26 Drive Unit 0.2 g N / A 5 hz / 5-22 hz
DEC – RZ 28 Drive Unit 0.5 g (f@0.01) 0.5 g 5-22 hz
DEC – RZ 29 Drive Unit 0.5 g (f@0.04) 0.5 g 5-22 hz / 5-400 hz
HP – Model 20 Drive Unit 0.25g N / A 5-2000 hz
HP – Enterprise 9000 0.2-0.5 g 0.5 g – 1.0 g 5-500 hz
SGI – Origin Fibre Vault 0.25 g N / A 5-2000 hz
SUN – Class III Drive 0.25 g (all axis) 1.0 g (all axis) 5-500 hz

The low frequency forces generated by seismic waves (s) are generally more destructive than higher frequency vibrations due to their longer periods generated with larger amplitudes. Can affect the IT systems, causing problems like:

  • Increment of Latency in the operations
  • Increment of delays in calculus and storage
  • Increase of power consumption
  • Errors in the process of Reading / Writing data
  • Corruption of the Data Bases
  • Losing of Information
  • Broken of Hard Disks
  • Disconnection of cabling and fibers
  • Extra hours paid in recovering the backups
  • Non accomplish of SLA’s
  • Raised Floor Collapse in the case of earthquake
  • Partial or full shut down of the entire Data Center

Seismic Hazard and Vibrations will introduce Unexpected Accelerations to the data center that can arrive to the IT Equipment and Sensible Devices both Vertical and Horizontaly.

 

SEISMIC HAZARD

UPTIME INSTITUTE in its standard Operational Sustainability limits the level of Seismic Activity in 0.8 m/s2 between Higher and Lower Risk:

Uptime Institute

Comparing this level of risk with historical maximum accelerations of the world, i.e. data from Global Seismic Hazard Assessment Program (GSHAP) in the website of GFZ (click to create your personalized map area), then all areas painted from Yellow to Brown are in higher risk for IT Devices:

Global Seismic Hazard Map

Checking Last Week Worldwide Earthquakes we can see the correspondence with previous risky areas:


In the case of Oscillatory Earthquakes accelerations will be horizontal and few vertical component, in the case of Trepidatory  Earthquakes mainly vertical acceleration will arrive to the IT Devices.

 

VIBRATION

External Vibrations can corrupt the data, origined from different sources like:

Problem about Vibration and Seismic Data Center

Nearby Constructions, Railways, Heavy Traffic, Generators start or fan of Cooling Units

Normally are Vertical Accelerations, due the verticality of our buildings an physical infratructure that contains crital envronments. Have a look to the following video about how vibrations affect data (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDacjrSCeq4&t=2s):

 

ASHRAE TC 9.9 in the Standard Structural and Vibration Guidelines for Datacom Equipment Centers limits the maximum level of acceleration able to support the IT Equipment on 0.07 g = 0,7 m/s2, quite similar to seismic limit.AHRAE TC 9.9

Then, in both cases a solution must be proposed to protect IT Devices and Physical Infrastructure Equipment, have a look to our solutions designed for different Systems and Scenarios.

Individual Suspensions

Indivdual Suspensions Test


Seismic Data Center

Non Raised Floor Plinth 3D

Picture VR360 of real Seismic Data Center.

Consequently we designed and patented solutions able to reduce level of external vibration that will arrive to the IT devices as a result. We offer best Vibration & Seismic Data Center solution:

  • 99% Absorption upon the frequency
  • Fireproof because of the Metallic shock absorbers
  • Practically independent of the load
  • Military Technology with huge expected life
  • Seismic Data Center Patent solutions
  • With Real Energy Absorption hence we are able to reduce the level of the accelerations that will arrive to the IT Equipment
  • Only solution in the market of Seismic Data Center with real absorption (the rest just use displacement and friction to dissipate energy, no absorption)
  • Zone 4 GR-63 certification with all 3 axes X, Y and Z, public Official Laboratory Videos of the Test can be seen in our YOUTUBE channel

Seismic Data Center Test

As a result, we designed different Seismic Data Center solutions based in the level of protection, magnitude of the earthquake, origin, device to protect, etc., for the whole Data Center:

Metallic Plinth - Concrete Slab in Seismic Data Centers


Technical Cleaning

A Data Center is a closed environment due the critical cooling requirements. Environment increases the level of contamination probably affecting the security and performance of the IT devices. Air pollution comes from chemical, mechanical and electrical sources:

Pollution in Data Centers

The role of Technical Cleaning is to minimize all contamination from different environmental factors. Providing a comprehensive overview of tools. Cleaning methods and applications for the successful upkeep of sensitive environments.

Have a look to the pictures of real servers during a process of maintenance. Because all dust in the room is going to circulate through the grill, units and finally obstructing the ventilation.

Dust inside the servers

Certainly, the correct Clean Policy of the data center must help to reduce shut down and failures in the cases of:

  • new developments
  • nearby constructions
  • refurbish of near server rooms
  • or normal use of existing data centers

Therefore we perform Professional Technical Cleaning under ISO 14644-1 standard and Disinfection of Data Centers.

We also provide Contamination Control Mats. As an active element and due its magnetic properties. Is able to absorb 99% of dust before entering to the room.

The Contamination Control Mats provide important benefits:

  • Longer equipment life
  • Reducing loss of data and read / write errors
  • Reduced maintenance cost itself
  • Improved reliability of the facilities

Contamination Control Mats


Shielding

Finally we offer solutions of Electromagnetic Shielding.

First of all we install electromagnetically shielded Faraday Cages for data centers. Due to the integrated filtered cables and shielded pipelines. We create a radiation-protection wall around your sensible IT equipment.
So, the electromagnetic barrier will withstand any attack or pulse.

As a result we can solve High Frequency problems like:

  • Electronic theft
  • Data theft
  • Eavesdropping
  • Sabotage
  • Tampering and Altering Information
  • Cyber warfare, Cyber crime
  • Solar Storms
  • Solar Flares

Solar Storm

And Low Frequency Magnetic Fields originated by different sources like:

  • Transformer rooms
  • power lines
  • busbar systems
  • and high-voltage cables

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Secure Technical Rooms SL

Av. José Garrido Farga, 82
E-46185 La Pobla de Vallbona (Valencia) SPAIN

+34 657663442

+34 960720295

info@securetechnicalrooms.com

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