The traditional datacenter is changing, transforming and scaling. Fast.
Cloud and Edge computing is accelerating at speed and both Enterprise and Hyperscale datacenters are evolving to meet the challenges of today's reliability, scalability and sustainability challenges. But with Gartner predicting significant shifts away from traditional datacenter environments in search of better latency, availability and geographic relevance many organisations are left looking for better.
BETTER PERFORMANCE - BETTER AVAILABILITY - BETTER SUSTAINABILITY
At Gaia Edge we design and build future thinking datacenters that deliver on the demands of both today and tomorrow. We deliver game changing infrastructure focussed on availability, reliability and sustainability. We support tech by driving performance and reducing TCO whilst preserving our natural resources.
Specialising in Co-Location, White-space, On-Prem and Edge deployments, we help your tech respond to consumer demands for greener and more sustainable companies by delivering compelling solutions from core to edge.
Our team of experienced, highly knowledgable experts help organisations drive transformative performance and long term sustainability all whilst delivering improved TCO, Capex and Opex.
Data Center Consultants that really listen. Talk to Gaia Edge about Design, Build, Audit and Optimisation. Our team are here to help you drive performance, efficiencies and sustainability goals within your business.
Build - Transform - Extend
Build - Transform - Extend
Build - Transform - Extend
High performing, greener datacenters require smarter thinking. Gaia Edge's expertise brings thought leadership, subject matter expertise, deep technology knowledge and the experience you need to the table.
There are four stages in the process of designing a new mission critical datacenter, upgrading or extending the life of an existing one, or deploying at the edge.
Working practically with you and your team across senior leadership, IT operations and facilities we accelerate and optimise the Datacenter design process at every stage.
Characterize the datacenter in terms of space, power and cooling capacity and anticipated redundancy requirements.
Convert the datacenter conceptual design into one or more design solutions to solve the specific design problem and meet the objectives of the targeted availability class.
Construct the chosen solution, incorporating implementation tactics consistent with the targeted availability class.This will include appropriate maintenance and operations procedures to ensure a sustainable level of availability.
Gaia Edge work closely with you and undertake planning and conceptual development, schematic design, design development, prepurchase and construction documentation.
Liaising with IT and facilities personnel to develop a comprehensive project plan, undertaking needs assessments, design analysis, acquisition and implementation.
Providing validation that design intent and original basis of design have been met.
Gaia Edge will assess business continuity, architectural elements, primary systems, ancillary systems and operation performance, highlighting all areas of risk, and providing detailed recommendations.
Technology moves fast and business needs move faster still. Whether your Data Center in on premise, a colo facility or at the edge ensuring that your tech is driving your goals is critical. Gaia Edge's audit services keep you two steps ahead of the game.
Driving performance from existing infrastructure takes experienced, technical analysis and comprehensive joined up visibility. Our extensive data center audit process examines your whole estate to identify current and future performance opportunities.
Data Center spend is reducing and now accounts for 17% of all IT budgets. With cost pressures at an all time high reducing costs of both CapEx and OpEx are firm audit goals. Working closely with your teams we analyse and identify energy, facility and hardware cost reduction opportunities.
The engine of your organisation - risks in the data center put even the most well oiled business at risk. Downtime, available and performance issues are all assessed and ranked throughout Gaia Edge's audit process.
Unlike traditional data center auditing firms Gaia Edge deliver critical sustainability assessments as part of our audit process.
Understanding how well, where and why your datacenter is performing against internal and external goals we uniquely help organisations face the sustainability challenge head on.
With over 65 years expertise in designing, architecting, building and delivering data centers we understand how to drive performance within existing infrastructure.
To see how our audit services could help your organisation achieve more get in touch today.
Sustainability and Technology Auditing within Data Centers
Data Center auditing is a key pillar in the Gaia Edge consulting portfolio, with extensive experience in designing, building and optimising Data Centers our team help organisations not just to “audit” their infrastructure, but to identify risks, opportunities, cost saving potential and key areas to reduce energy use and improve their carbon footprint.
Whether you’re working towards PAS2060, ISO 50001 for Energy Management and/ or 14001 for Environmental Management, looking to reduce PUE, WUE or working towards a more sustainable model within your Data Center - Gaia Edge’s Sustainability Auditing will help you accelerate progress today.
Data Center Technology and Sustainability Auditing
Firstly, our team at Gaia Edge work with you to establish and understanding your current performance across critical industry wide benchmarks before working with your team to assess potential for improvements.
Establishing genuine benchmarks is a key step for businesses to take in the Race to Zero – existing DCIM tools can be useful in parts of this assessment but the Gaia Edge Team go further, understanding more than just monitored metrics to assess the real performance of your infrastructure to map out your true carbon footprint. Working with industry data we also help you measure your benchmark against peers, understanding the gaps or gulfs needed to both keep pace and accelerate.
Key Benchmarks include:
WUE (Water Use Effectiveness)
Most if not all organisations will be committed to carbon emission reductions but engaging the right people and building a case for change is critical to those that want to reach a more sustainable balance quickly. Gaia Edge’s team understand and actively engage your senior stakeholders, sharing compelling industry knowledge and practical hands on expertise to help you create buy in for business aligned objectives.
Throughout the audit Gaia Edge assess the overall structure, infrastructure and effectiveness of the following;
Cooling, especially traditional air cooling often accounts for around 40-50% of all non-compute energy use, the Gaia Edge audit helps you to assess the effectiveness, risks and opportunities for both acceleration, higher rack density and carbon reductions throughout your cooling infrastructure.
Water is commonly under reported across data centers both in in house, co-lo and edge Gaia Edge understand the increasing pressure on Water Use Effectiveness measures and work with both your core IT and Facilities estate to help you track, measure, improve and innovate.
As our organisations grow and needs change so too does our Technology and Infrastructure grow and progress, creating “progressive estates”. These estates are often inefficient and poorly performing in relation to newer technologies so understanding the real world inventory is key to helping you identify opportunities for change. This also applies to any hosted or co-lo deployments you may have, look deeper than headline measures to assess your estate as one.
Downtime, security, fire, performance – all risks we’re used to dealing with with on premise, co-location, cloud or edge data centers but with energy prices rising and legislation predicted to impact the sector for all facilities with a potential capacity of 50kW’s our experts at Gaia Edge see more than standard risk factors and work with you to mitigate, plan and build resilience for the future.
Certification is a growing requirement for many large and smaller Data Centers on-premise, co-lo, edge or clould with potential data center regulations on the horizon.
Depending on your requirements our team will work with you to guide and advise on the routes to certification. Practical examples include as cited by the BCS:
Dimension - Energy
Standard - SO/IEC 30134-2
Metric - PUE - Power Usage Effectiveness
Dimension - Renewable Energy
Standard - ISO/IEC 30134-3
Metric - REF - Renewable Energy Factor
Dimension - Waste Heat Reuse
Standard - ISO/IEC 30134-6
Metric - ERF - Energy Reuse Factor
Dimension - Water
Standard - ISO/IEC 30134-9
Metric(s) - WUE - Water Utilisation Effectiveness/WUEs - Water Utilisation Effectiveness
Understanding and assessing the effectiveness of your supply chain when it comes to Sustainability and Carbon emissions is a key step for ensuring your Environmental, Social and Governance is on track and you’re meeting your own sustainability goals.
Across the Data Center landscape this can mean working with any co-lo providers to help audit any scope 2 emissions, working with your tech estate to assess the impact of your hardware and/or mapping your complete Data Center supply chain for complete visibility.
Depending on your organisation size and scale it is likely that signposts, steps and phases may be needed to affect the change and transformation needed to achieve Zero. Using the findings from the field audits Gaia Edge recommend stages, projects or programs based on their efficacy and impact on your organisation, you may also prefer to stage these based on costs and investment needed from the business to execute.
Using your defined targets, programs and objectives Gaia Source act swiftly to identify possible locations, technologies and providers. With our wealth of knowledge, in built provider database and extensive past deployments Gaia
Source are able to decrease your deployment time significantly.
As we all know technology moves fast so anticipating future business needs as well as technology advancements is critical. As the only Data Center Consultants focused on achieving carbon Zero and better Gaia Edge work with industry leading technology to actively create additional performance, availability and compute power whilst reducing carbon emissions.
Simply committing to a target is no guarantee of reaching it – however ambitious your targets are we’ll work with you to help you keep track of your progress, carbon reductions, cost saving and of course help you report back to internal and external stakeholders on the impacts made.
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