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PREN 50600-1

2011 Edition, December 2011

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Superseded By: BS EN 50600-1

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This European standard

a) details the issues to be addressed in a business risk and operating cost analysis enabling application of an appropriate classification of the data centre,

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 effective operation of telecommunications within data centres,

d) specifies a classification system, based upon the key criteria of "availability", "security" and ‘energy102 efficiency" over the planned lifetime of the data centre, for the provision of effective facilities and infrastructure,

e) describes the general design principles for data centres upon which the requirements of the EN 50600 series are based including symbols, labels, coding in drawings, quality assurance and education,

f) specifies the measurement methodologies and report formats to monitor the performance of the data centre facilities and infrastructures and to provide the necessary management and operational information specified in EN 50600-2-X standards.

The following topics are outside of the scope of this series of European standards:

1) the selection of information technology and network telecommunications equipment, software and associated configuration issues are outside the scope of this European Standard;

2) safety and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) requirements (covered by other standards and regulations. However, information given in this European Standard may be of assistance in meeting these standards and regulations).