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 Operational & Transformational Services

 Business Services

  • Risk mitigation, cost efficiency, operations simplification
  • Manage or assist with Outsourcing or Co-Location Tenders
    • Gain agreement on procurement strategy
    • Prepare tender lists and interviews
    • Prepare specifications and tender packs
    • Issue tenders
    • Report on submissions from contractors/suppliers
  • Programme / Project Management
  • ITIL Methodology
  • "Lean" Operating practice

 New Build DC's

  • Lead or assist with Site selection activities
  • Ascertain suitability of shortlisted sites based on the following factors:
    • Business requirements
    • Commercial parameters
    • Technical requirements
    • Infrastructure power, fibre, water, etc.
    • Planning authority requirements
    • Sustainability and social responsibility

We have strong working relationships with the property agents in London who specialise in acquiring/disposing of data centres world wide
 

 IT Services

  • Strong working relationships with Global Service Integrators / Outsourcers
  • Maintain a database of capabilities and suitability of Co-Location providers across EMEA, specialising in Western Europe and the Nordics
  • Fast track access to oil and gas, renewables and finance/banking market
  • Plan and deliver data centre transformations - refurbishments, consolidations, migrations and IT relocations
  • Undertake data centre IT audits, capacity planning and efficiencies - complete understanding of market DCIM toolsets
  • Advise on data centre security management (both physical and logical - and as guided by ISO 27001)

 Data Centre Conceptual Design

  • Understand and agree business drivers / requirements
  • Ascertain and agree
    • Resilience / tiering
    • Capacity and density
    • Security
    • Building design
    • Internal data centre layout
    • Mechanical and Electrical Design
    • External plant layout
  • Produce
    • 3D visual images / animation, CFD (computational fluid dynamics)
    • Budget cost plan
    • High level project / construction programme

 DC M&E Infrastructure Management

  • Partner with FM company providing whole life cycle total facilities management to your data centre
  • Assess and classify data centre capabilities (as directed by TIA 942-2 and/or The Uptime Institute)
  • Advise on "Best Practices" for data centres (based upon the European Code of Conduct 2012 BICSI 002-2011, and/or Green Grid Maturity Models)
  • Provide Energy and Financial optimisations - using the latest predictive and forecasting tools

 Project Implementation

  • Appoint resouce, contractors and suppliers
  • Agree programme and payment terms
  • Produce contracts for construction
  • Provide project management, quantity surveyor services
  • Represent client during construction phase
  • Provide regular project reporting

 Budget and Business Case

  • Recommend capital budgeting and investment plans
  • Provide business planning - including TCO / ROI forecasting
  • Produce detailed RAID (Risk, Assumption, Issues, Dependencies)

 Commissioning/Testing Phase and Handover

  • Test and Commission new M&E installations
  • Preparation of O&M (Operation and Maintenance) Manuals
  • Handover to and assist client familiarisation and instruction

 TDCS Professional Services

 Uptime Institute

  • The Uptime InstituteTDCS are in close communication with the Uptime Institute. This non-profit making body wrote the "Tier Classification Define Site Structure Performance" White Paper which forms the basis for most Data Centre Design and Operation. This organisation is the only one able to officially offer this certification service for various Tier Levels.