Today modern scientific planning and simulation methods such as InfraOpt® make it possible to illustrate complex structures of supply engineering. The InfraOpt® service process can be used to design planning models for increased availability, reliability and fault tolerance, or to optimize existing infrastructure.
InfraOpt® is a new methodology and procedure developed in cooperation with the Technical University of Berlin as part of a research and development project.
It is already being used successfully by automotive manufacturers, telecommunications companies, industry and media to optimize your data center supply infrastructure.
Preventive risk management
Risk management, in order to satisfy the requirements necessary for continuous monitoring and improvement, as well as prevention, requires meaningful key figures and data points. By using the InfraOpt® service process, the following metrics can be calculated: reliability, inherent availability, operational availability, and 1- and 2- fault tolerance. These metrics allow for the certification of a planned or operational status. In addition, they serve as a basis for decision-making in variant comparison, investment assessment, and investment planning.
As a result of application-oriented research projects, the metrics "Single Point of Reduced Availability" and "Double Point of Reduced Availability" were introduced. In the context of EN 50600, SPoRA and DPoRA enable the quantification of the reliability or resilience of data centers.
The Service Process in Five Steps
Include the design of the Data Center Infrastructure (DCI) based on documentation and plan
Inspections by qualified engineers of the data center
Transformation of the relevant infrastructure systems into the integral DCI scheme
Illustration of the DCI scheme as a DCI model within the InfraOpt® CAE software
3. Data Preparation
Prepare and group the component data of the DCI model data mapping from the following statistically collected data:
Data from manufacturers or suppliers
Data from service agreements
Data of IEEE Std. 493-2007
Numerical calculation of reliability, inherent and operational availability
Determination of fault tolerance by simulation of all possible 1-error points and 2-error combinations
Statistical assessments including reliability, availability and fault tolerance
Identification of critical paths, subsystems or components
Simulation to improve reliability, availability or fault tolerance
Before / After comparison of designs
Comparison of redundancies xN + yM at the level of the components or subsystems
Validation of emergency and service quality
Forecasting reliability throughout the DCI lifecycle
Report and Certificate
The InfraOpt® service process is documented and evaluated graphically in a report. Analytically substantiated statements will justify recommendations made for future steps.
On the basis of the report, the certificate "Data Center Infrastructure evaluated by InfraOpt®" is issued.