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Data Center Essentials: General Introduction

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Data Center Essentials: General Introduction

Where the cloud and the internet lives

updated on icon Updated on May, 2024

language icon Language - English

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English [CC]

category icon Architectural Design,Engineering,Electrical Engineering,Other Teaching & Academics

Lectures -6

Resources -6

Duration -2.5 hours

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Course Description

Learn the basics to enter into the world of data centers, the fastest growing sector in the design and construction industry.  By the end you will know the lingo and more about data centers than 90% of those in the industry.  

From Google to Microsoft, 5G to blockchain, selfies to self-driving, the internet is expected to become an even bigger part of our lives - and it's all supported by a growing legion of mammoth facilities known as data centers.  Our digital footprint grows phenomenally every year and that data passes through, is stored and processed by the contents of these largest of energy intensive buildings on the planet.

This course is intended to give you a jump start into the world of data centers.  We will cover the many standards, terminology, and acronyms used when talking and walking through these mission critical facilities.  

In this course we cover:

  • History, types, and sizes - what are the data centers you may see & walk into

  • Standards & goals - what are tiers of reliability, what is important to which type of owner

  • Components - the equipment & systems that support the data center

  • Terms and acronyms - most common descriptions, definitions, and practices

  • Security, safety & more - all of the other major considerations that go into data center

Goals

What will you learn in this course:

  • Introduction to data centers data center types, sizes, and priorities
  • Summarized history of technology
  • Data Center types & sizes
  • Differing priorities of data centers, from financial to search engines to blockchain
  • Supporting equipment, systems, and controls

Prerequisites

What are the prerequisites for this course?

  • Basic understanding of buildings or IT
Data Center Essentials: General Introduction

Curriculum

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G1 Data Center Introduction
1 Lectures
  • play icon G1 Data Center Introduction 37:23 37:23
G2 Data Center Reliability
1 Lectures
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G3 Data Center Equipment
1 Lectures
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G4 Data Center Data Hall Critical Spaces
1 Lectures
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G5 Data Center Support Spaces
1 Lectures
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G6 Data Center Security, Safety, Networks and IT
1 Lectures
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Instructor Details

John Peterson

John Peterson


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