Revolutionary Data Center Framework
A paradigm-shift in the data center industry.
The 7 Layers
The Seven Efficacies
THE SEVEN EFFICACIES
Data Center Benchmarking & Compliance
Ensuring availability by involving redundant infrastructure & avoiding single points of failure in the design as well as the implementation of the data center. This provides essential protection for both active & passive components. However, availability is directly linked to other efficacies such as operation & capacity, which their effective up-keep enhances & directly impacts data center availability.
Evaluating embedded efficiency mechanisms in order to reduce total cost of ownership (TCO), emission production & carbon footprint, advocating efficiency across the board. This includes maximized energy savings & green initiatives within feasible limits & involves not only designing & implementing efficient technologies, but also efficiency in methods & resources utilization.
Capacity of Infrastructure components that are scalable & suited for intelligent growth without compromising redundancy or sacrificing redundant components to serve the growing capacity needs. Doing so makes the data center dynamic, capable & competent to accommodate for future changes, while maintaining Grade (G) level classification & the required redundancies.
Establishing safety & security measures throughout the AE’s supporting infrastructure. Protecting operation of both physical & IT aspects under by putting them under explicit control & surveillance. All vulnerabilities towards potential hazards & risks are absolutely minimized, ensuring that the lives of individuals & the wellbeing of computing assets are not at risk & fully protected at all times.
Being in possession of operationally conducive infrastructure as well as skilled & capable human resources, accompanied by precise policies & procedures that are practical, geared for high-availability, render simplified for troubleshooting, promote consistency, efficiency, security & reliable quality control, intuitive to details while simple enough that make it easy to adhere to operational procedures.
Measure of effective creativity & promotion of innovation in selection of technologies, modern in approach, systems & methodologies that make the data center operationally conducive, cost-effective, reliable, safe to the assets, stakeholders & the environment in design, component selection, implementation & operation.
The resilience of the data center as relevant to its ultimate goal which is business continuity & application delivery. This is directly linked to the organization’s recovery point objectives (RPO) & involves measuring availability across layers, redundancies, disaster prevention, protection & recovery systems, methods, resources & possibilities.
Data Center Grade Level Classifications
The highest level of achievement when awarded to any application, platform, compute, ITI, SFI, Site or Topology layers.
G0 represents the lowest levels of risk, lowest level of insecurities, inefficiencies, vulnerabilities and chances of failure.
Grade Level 0 TM
GRADE LEVEL 1 TM
Above average level of achievement, represents exposure to low levels of risk, low level of insecurities, inefficiencies, vulnerabilities and chances of failure.
GRADE LEVEL 2 TM
Average level of achievement, represents an average exposure to risks, insecurities, inefficiencies, vulnerabilities and chances of failure.
GRADE LEVEL 3 TM
Below average level of achievement, represents a below average levels of risks, insecurities, inefficiencies, vulnerabilities and chances of failure.
GRADE LEVEL 4 TM
Lowest level of achievement, represents the highest levels of risk, highest acceptable level of insecurities, inefficiencies, vulnerabilities and chances of failure.
“Infinity Paradigm® outlines the models, concepts, frameworks and standards as they pertain to the data center purpose, the data center definition, its components, layouts, topologies, methodologies, designs, plans, documentation, availability, security, safety, resilience, capacity, efficiency, operation, telecommunication, power & electricals, cooling & mechanicals, cabling, civil, structure, architecture, lighting, earthing, signage, connectivity, information technology, software, application, monitoring, network operation center, operations center, servers, storage, backup, recovery, mirroring, archival, and any method, technology, product or service that relates to the hosting, delivery and facilitation of organization and business applications.”
The Infinity Paradigm® provides both
Macro view of the entire application ecosystemSM
Micro view of each particular layer of the ecosystem
Application Ecosystem (AE)SM
Application lives, exists, breathes and interacts only in an ecosystem that supports its purpose. The data center caters to that need by being the infrastructure that supports the Application Ecosystem (AE)SM and its wellbeing.
Redefining the Data Center
A Data Center (DC) is the Infrastructure supporting the Application Ecosystem (AE).
A Data Center Node (DCN) is a combination of physical Site, SFI and ITI supporting AE at a specific topology node.
A Data Center Cloud (DCC) is a set of data center nodes arranged in a specific Topology.
AE is made up of Application, Platform, Compute, Information Technology Infrastructure (ITI), Site Facilities Infrastructure (SFI), Site and Topology abstraction layers bundled into an application ecosystem for the purpose of satisfying Organization Requirements.
The Infinity Paradigm® outlines AESM through abstraction layers.
AESM, its abstraction layers, and their relationships are presented through The Core or The Pyramid models.
Application Ecosystem (AE)SM
Infinity Paradigm Features
Data Center Grading and Scoring System
ESR® - The single most reliable score rating for comparing Data Center delivery abilities and claims!
Efficacy Score Rating is the system and methods for piecewise evaluation of the efficacy of a complex system.
In abstract system and methods for evaluation and comparison of a complex system's efficacy composed of independent or interdependent components is referred to as ESR®. The efficacy of each component is evaluated and scored based on a set of pre-determined criteria. The component-wise efficacy scores are then combined to produce an overall system efficacy score for the purpose of evaluation of the whole and comparison with other systems within the same context or domain. Examples of efficacy score rating applications are Data center rating, business rating, service provider rating, security ratings etc.
ESR® of a Data Center is a measure of the overall efficacy of an organization’s application ecosystem (AE)SM, application delivery model (ADM), application delivery infrastructure (ADI), as well as the Availability, Security, Safety, Resilience, Efficiency, Capacity and Operation of the AE layers.
Standardize on Infinity Paradigm!
IDCA takes pride in being the first organization worldwide to encourage and lead open communication and collaboration on data center standards development. IDCA promotes collaborative efforts and allows workgroups to work closely by taking part in IDCA’s mission to develop highly comprehensive, effective, application-specific data center standards as the basis of catering specialized and localized needs, thus filling all existing industry gaps and enabling the enhancement and further development of data center's key areas of strength. By taking part in the collaborative standardization, which is first of its kind in the data center industry, one will be amazed of how the input of wide array of expertise from diverse inputs can result in values greater than sum of its inputs and how simplicity is the key for making it all comes together, making the complex world of data centers applicable and practical for all. No matter how great or little individual inputs maybe, it takes three steps to take part in the development of the greatest data center standard in the making!
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