If you have not had an assessment recently, or at all, the results may surprise you. Whether or not you have pain points, an assessment will help you better plan for future growth. JEM takes a vendor neutral, holistic approach to environmental assessments so we can identify and quantify issues affecting your mission critical facilities (data center, computer rooms and/or server rooms). Recommendations are categorized for ease of implementation and ROI. Our assessments are considered as a “road map for remediation” and are the building blocks for attaining sustainable improvements and increased efficiency.
Project examples: CFD Modeling, Data Center Health Checks, Redundancy & Failure Analysis (Power, Cooling and/or Low Voltage), Space Optimization, Thermal Load Analysis, Infrastructure Analysis, Energy Audit, Capacity Planning, Layout Design and Asset Documentation
The key to the success of your mission critical project is the understanding that the design cycle is unlike any other typical facilities project. If you are considering new construction or enhancing your current critical facility, JEM covers the important elements of planning, design and implementation. Translating a project’s vision into a deliverable data center means applying a complex set of engineering and design skills, while implementing the latest technologies to help clients predict implementation issues before they occur.
Project examples: New Data Center Builds (White Space, Modular and/or Prefabricated), Existing Data Center Sustainability Improvements, Data Center Consolidations, Infrastructure Retrofits and Expansions (Power, Cooling and Low Voltage), Best Practices Consultation on Mission Critical Facility Technologies
At JEM Tech Group, our goal is to provide you with specialized cleaning services to protect your data center, telecom rooms, and print rooms from airborne particulates and keep it running efficiently. Our cleaning team is a group of IT Professionals with over 20 years of experience in IT and mission critical environments. While performing cleaning services, we identify and report any issues and concerns such as: leaks not detected by your leak detection system, fire hazards, disconnected or damaged cables and any other issues we may find. We also repair raised floor systems and install new floors.
Statistic: According to the Ponemon Institute, the average cost of data center downtime in 2016 is at $740,357. That’s $8,851 per minute of lost revenue.
Services include: Repairs, New Installations and Retrofitting Existing Floors
When JEM works with you on a data center project, we are by your side every step of the way. Once the products for your project have been ordered and delivered, our Service Department can complete your installation. Our staff has many years of experience installing the products we provide. We are fully insured and are bond-able. We provide exceptional service and our crew will treat you and your building with the utmost respect.
As more IT and Facility Managers employ energy efficiency initiatives, the need for power distribution solutions with a higher level of effectiveness without sacrificing reliability has increased. JEM can help with end to end power distribution from the generators to the in rack PDUs and power cords for all of your mission critical environments.
Power solutions: Generators, UPS (Flywheel and Battery, Room and In-Rack), Room and/or In-Rack PDUs, Automatic Transfer Switches (ATS), Overhead Power Busway, Pre-made Power Whips, Right Sized, Colored and Locking Power Cords, Power Meters and Branch Circuit Monitoring
The average U.S. data center has 2½ times more cooling resources than required. Cooling issues are not typically capacity problems; rather, they are distribution, delivery and resource management problems. IT and Facility Managers feel the pressure as directives become more prevalent to reduce power consumption and related costs. Since approximately 40% of data center power is consumed for air-cooling and circulation, the natural “next step” is to improve on the cooling process to decrease power intake.
Cooling solutions: Perimeter Cooling, In-row Cooling, Rear Door Heat Exchanger (HPC), Free Cooling, Ultrasonic Humidification, Portable Cooling and In-Rack Cooling
On average, 60% of cooling energy is wasted due to inefficient air flow and over-provisioning for hot spots. To achieve efficient data center cooling, you must reduce your facility's air flow waste by separating cold intake and hot air exhaustion. By reducing the amount of air that needs to be supplied, less energy is used for data center cooling. As a result, temperature distribution across cabinets is improved. Adopting a strategy to improve data center air flow results in positive changes.
Airflow management solutions: Hot and/or Cold Aisle Containment, Rack Containment, Rear Door Heat Exchanger (HPC), Active and/or Passive Chimneys, Switch Cooling for Cisco Switches, CRAC Collars, Raised Floor Partition System, Rack Gap Panels, Blanking Panels, Brush Grommets and Air Foam
Budget realities, green initiatives and downsizing have forced data center and facilities managers to make the most of their resources. However, mission critical facilities are very complex environments and improving efficiency can be difficult without sufficient access, data, reporting and management. JEM can help you manage all of your global assets and infrastructure from one single interface, anywhere in the world.
Solutions include: DCIM, CFD Software, Environmental Monitoring & Security, Energy Consumption Software, Centralized Device Management (KVM over IP, Console Servers and Intelligent PDUs) and Active and Passive RFID
It is crucial to protect personnel, hardware, programs, networks and data from circumstances and events that could cause serious losses or damage to an enterprise, agency or institution. JEM offers security measures that are designed to deny unauthorized access to facilities, equipment and resources and to protect personnel and property from damage or harm.
Security Options are: Building, Room and/or Rack Level Security Access, Cages and Active and/or Passive RFID
JEM Tech Group strives to provide each of our customers with an enclosure solution that best fits their needs. We offer several types of rack enclosures for all of the devices within your mission critical infrastructure. Choosing the right racks and configuring them to match your needs will ensure that your IT equipment operates reliably and efficiently, saving your organization from costly downtime and other needless expenses.
Rack Solutions: Racks – Active, Passive, 2 & 4 Post, Cisco Certified, Side Cars Centralized Device Management, Rear Door Heat Exchanger (HPC), Rack Level Security, Active/Passive RFID for Assets and Rack Hygiene (Intelligent PDUs, Environmental Monitoring, Blanking Panels, Air Foam, Brush Grommets and Right Sized Locking Colored Power Cords)
Your cabling infrastructure is the lifeline of your IT operations. Any mishandling or excessive stress on these critical connection paths can have catastrophic results. Today’s high-density rack-based IT server and network installations provide complex levels of performance and capacity. With all this growth, your cabling infrastructure must be well thought out to be properly managed throughout the data center and telecommunications closets. JEM will deploy recognized industry best practices for cable management within these IT equipment and network enclosures.
Cable Management Solutions: Overhead Trays & Under-Floor Systems, Vertical & Horizontal Rack Cable Management, Side Cars and Cabling & Accessories
Raised access floors have been an industry standard since the early days of data centers. Twenty years ago, airflow wasn’t a concern and all of the power and cabling was located below the raised floor. Today, raised floors provide the platform for future scalability by offering such advantages as the ability to accommodate a range of cooling solutions while increasing efficiency and heat load capacities. Another resolution offered by JEM to better manage the airflow in your mission critical space.
Flooring includes: New and/or Pre-Owned Floor Systems, Replacement Solid and Perforated Tiles, High and Directional Airflow Tiles, Brush Grommets & Air Foam, Floor Partition Systems and Miscellaneous Accessories (Pullers & Tacky Mats)
Selecting technical furniture is a vital part of any mission critical facility. The unique core design of each console type will be custom configured for your specific needs. We offer full-service turnkey solutions from the initial room layout all the way to installation. Our broad range of product offerings allows us to offer a solution to match your unique needs. We can help you not only with the design of your console, but also any related areas, i.e. video walls, conference room, break room, raised floor and IT peripherals related to making your working area neat and organized. There are many brands of furniture. We will work closely with you to determine which is most suitable for your application, space and employee’s needs.
Console Design Features: Video Walls, Sit/Stand Consoles, 24/7 Ergonomic Seating, Task Lighting, Organizing Accessories, Monitor Arms, Storage, UPS, Built In Power Modules, Power Strips and other IT Hardware & Peripherals
Physical security has become a priority for all data centers, sever/computer rooms, disaster recovery locations and telecommunications closets. Protecting assets such as personnel, hardware, programs, networks and data is imperative. Regulatory compliance is a huge concern in many industries and frameworks including PCI (Payment Card Industry), HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) and FISMA (Federal Information Security Management Act), just to name a few which all prioritize effective access control. Because of this, controlling access to a building is no longer enough to keep sensitive information safe. Therefore, it has become important to deny unauthorized access to facilities, equipment and resources at various levels. JEM offers several solutions from building, room and rack level access as well as audit control.
For more information on what JEM has to offer, contact us today!
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