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ISO/IEC 22237-1:2021

Information technology — Data centre facilities and infrastructures — Part 1: General concepts

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Valid from 05.10.2021
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05.10.2021
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27.04.2018
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This document: a) describes the general principles for data centres upon which the requirements of the ISO/IEC22237 series are based; b) defines the common aspects of data centres including terminology, parameters and reference models (functional elements and their accommodation) addressing both the size and complexity of their intended purpose; c) describes general aspects of the facilities and infrastructures required to support data centres; d) specifies a classification system, based upon the key criteria of “availability”, “security” and “energy-efficiency” over the planned lifetime of the data centre, for the provision of effective facilities and infrastructure; e) details the issues to be addressed in a business risk and operating cost analysis enabling application of the classification of the data centre; f) provides a reference to the operation and management of data centres. The following topics are outside of the scope of the ISO/IEC 22237 series: 1)    the selection of information technology and network telecommunications equipment, software and associated configuration issues are outside the scope of this International Standard; 2)    quantitative analysis of overall service availability resulting from multi-site data centres; 3)    safety and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) requirements (covered by other standards and regulations. However, information given in this document can be of assistance in meeting these standards and regulations).
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