Access Floors for Data Centres


Creating the Perfect Data Centre Environment

The modern data centre environment needs to be a highly adaptable space that provides the ability to respond quickly and easily to client, organizational and technological changes – all while being cost-effective in both construction and operation. The inclusion of an access floor system in your data centre is still the most effective and reliable method of addressing all of the demands of today's ever evolving data centres while still meeting the everyday needs of its users in a secure and reliable environment.

An access floor system offers your data centre these benefits:

  • Enhanced cooling capabilities and control
  • Accommodate a range of cooling solutions while increasing efficiency and heat load capacities
  • Easily incorporate redundant cooling with a single or multiple cooling strategies
  • Flexibility to incorporate the most energy efficient design opportunities for cooling data centres
  • Easily adapt to technological and client changes over the data centre’s life-cycle at low cost
  • Offers the best overall solution for distributing water and other liquid cooling agents to row and rack based equipment
  • Water distribution lines placed under a raised floor pose less threat in the event of water leaks or condensation due to system failure
  • Provides the ability to separate water, power and cable
  • Terminate cables wherever needed with complete flexibility, accessibility, and unlimited capacity
  • Reduced operating costs and lower facility and maintenance costs through accessible, flexible, and adaptable services
  • Underfloor service distribution space keeps the interior space clean and neat for proper air migration in-and-out of equipment.
  • Raised floors provide the platform for future scalability.

Airflow Distribution For Efficient Cooling

As data centres continue to grow and evolve, so to does their need for efficient and variable cooling. Access floors directly address that need by creating an underfloor plenum of conditioned air which can be directed out of the floor to cool your IT equipment. By utilizing various combinations of airflow panels and controls, both the direction and volume of air being released can be precision controlled.

Whether you're working with a legacy facility or a new state-of-the-art data centre; whether you're utilizing traditional vertical airflow or employing virtual containment strategies with directional airflow panels, an access floor system will ensure that you get the right amount of air, to the right equipment, at the right time.

With under floor cooling, where the chilled air was shooting up from perforated tiles, the air was more dispersed and better able to fight against the hot air recirculating from the hot aisle. -

The Advantages of Accessibility and Flexibility

Accessibility and Flexibility
Today's business landscape is all about being agile, and your data centre needs to maintain that same flexibility in order to stay competitive. An access floor system allows your data centre to do all of this, maintaining accessibility to the underfloor pathway with modular panels which are capable of being easily removed anwhere along the service path.

Not only will an access floor give you total control over your facility's service distribution system but, with data centre spaces constantly undergoing some manner of redesign or reconfiguration, the demand for a flexible system has never been higher. The modular design of an access floor system allows you to easily relocate air panels and controls, or reroute cable quickly and efficiently without an interruption of services.

As the amount of end-user and device-to-device data grows exponentially, network quality, reliability and flexibility are key to current and future success. - Tobias Münzer, Market Mangaer Public Netowrks, R&M -

Future-Proof Data Centre Design

Future-Proof Data Centre Design
Raised floors have been used throughout the history of data centres because of their ability to enable facilities to address often unforeseeable advancements in technology and now, with data centres continually evolving to meet the ever increasing cooling and service distribution needs in the data centre sector, choosing a raised floor system for your facility can add more value than ever. 

Imagine, a future-proof data centre environment which offers an excellent high-efficiency, cost-minimizing solution for new data centres. By utilizing an access floor, this future is your facility's reality.

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