My mentor said to be called an engineer you need three things?”
1.) You needed a Bachelor’s degree in Computer or Electrical Engineering.
2.) Experience and the education into the future. We continue our education beyond our Bachelor’s degree. We research new technology to better serve the corporation’s needs. We bring new ideas to the table.
3.) Engineers bring solutions not problems to management.
End users bring the problems. The engineer provides the solutions. We take your wish list and turn it into reality. We provide solutions to improve your productive and profits. We take into consideration cost, reliability, fault tolerance, power needs, cooling needs, upgradability and other aspects of each project. What you get with my designs and implementation is a complete solution. I take into consideration today and future needs. I build a scalable solution that grows and adapts to your needs. You get a scalable, fault tolerant, and redundant design.
As an Electrical Engineer with knowledge of Architecture, I have added an additional skill sets to many projects. I have expert knowledge in electrical for configuring power panels, power grounding methods, and other power related goals of many data center projects. I have a very good understnading of architecture and can work with designers, architects and your HVAC staff in best designning and implementing your data center. Much of a data center’s design and implementation is placement of cooling, wiring, and UPS hardware. You need to maintain proper airflow and eliminate heat dead spots. Many use their building HVAC system and don’t zone off the data center for just cooling. I prefer multiple split A/C units instead. Redunant cooling so units can be repaired and serviced without taking down your entire cooling for the data center.
I have worked with HVAC staff on improving heating and cooling in buildings, providing better input air flow for boiler rooms, designing and implementing separate cooling systems for your data center. Many data centers were using the current building HVAC systems. In the winter, they were set to heat only and not cooling the data center. I worked with them to install separate 2 ton split units to control cooling in the data center. The hardware provides the heat to the room. The benefit of multiple 2 ton split units is redundancy in cooling the data center. I used the N+1 approach. An extra split unit in case one failed or was off for servicing.