This presentation covers the best practices of data center facility layout, physical security, mechanical system selection and operation, electrical system selection and operation, and facility maintenance policies and procedures for a mission critical facility. We will review critical facility code, design, and operational standards to specifically address facility conceptual design, space planning, building construction, and physical security best practices.
Steven Shapiro has been in the Mission Critical Industry for over 27 years and has a diverse background in the study, reporting, design, commissioning, development and management of reliable electrical distribution, emergency power, lighting, and fire protection systems for high-tech environments. His experience also includes providing analysis of critical application support facilities. Mr. Shapiro has extensive experience in the design and management of corporate and mission critical facilities projects with over 4 million square feet of raised floor experience, over 175 MW of UPS experience and over 350 MW of generator experience. Mr. Shapiro is the author of numerous technical articles and seminars. Recently, he was the electrical project manager and lead electrical engineer for the concurrent design of two Greenfield Data Centers and NOC Facility for HP in the United States as well as Itau in Brazil. Some of his clients include NYSE/Euronext, UBS, Morgan Stanley, HP, Citigroup/Salomon Smith Barney, Bank One, AT&T, Avon, Philip Morris, Aetna and IBM.