What will delegates get out of it?

Upon completion successful delegates will have an unrivaled understanding of how to effectively manage the data centre environments to optimise their effectiveness in a more efficiency manner to meet the operation demands of the business.

Course Summary and Details

This course, held over a total of 5 days, is split into two main elements. The first element covers the essential elements of data centre management including design strategies and principles, project management delivery and managing the data centre with the use of applicable management tools. The second element comprise an in-depth analysis of the vital elements of data centre management – physical infrastructure components, business, operational and supporting strategies, compliance (National & International) and auditing.

The CDCMP™ course comprises a comprehensive program that explores and addresses all the various elements associated with managing a data centre – from understanding basic design principles and the physical infrastructure, to project management strategies and clear understanding the latest auditing tools. Regulations and codes of practice are examined in detail with case studies utilised to demonstrate what constitutes best practice. Continually updated to reflect the key industry developments, the CDCMP™ also takes into account the requirements of the latest version of the EU Code of Conduct on Data Centre Energy Efficiency plus other current Best Practices and accreditations.


What is a Data Centre?

•• In troduction to CDCMP.
•• Business Context.
•• Data centre options.

Understanding Basic Design Principles

•• Identifying the business need.
•• Building a business case.
•• Site & building considerations.
•• Criticality and availability.

Physical Infrastructure

A Data Centre houses a large amount of hardware and supporting facilities equipment, a Data Centre Professional not only needs to understand these items individually but also their effective application. This course highlights and discusses these physical components and arms an individual with the skills to manage their use that consider
•• Power.
•• Cooling.
•• Networking & IT.
•• IT systems & services.
•• Storage.
•• IT Security.
•• Access & Security.

Purpose & Management of Processes

•• System availability.
•• Efficiency Metrics.
•• Managing initial design principles.
•• ITIL.

Management of People

•• Appreciation of different skill-sets.
•• Creating a multi-disciplinary team.
•• Constructing a Data Centre team.

Managing the Data Centre

Every business must create, plan and adhere to effective strategies to ensure maximum productivity whilst achieving the delivery of quality and consistency. A Data Centre has many areas that require careful strategies to ensure the consumed power delivers a cost effective service to its stakeholders, meeting the defined business strategy.
A clear understanding of current application trends and future concepts need analysis and potential development ready for possible future deployment. Within this course the key areas to consider for an effective strategy are highlighted, which collectively allows a Data Centre professional to build a complete and concise forward plan.
•• Regulations, standards, processes.
•• Management Frameworks.
•• Service life cycles.
•• Meeting today’s need.
•• Moves, adds, changes.
•• Energy efficiency.
•• System availability.
•• Decommissioning.
•• Data Centre Facitliy.
•• Management (DCFM).

Transformation Programms

•• Consolidation.
•• Virtualisation.
•• Cloud Computing.
•• Relocation.

Business Strategy

•• Data Centre strategic .
•• Drivers for the business & IT strategies.
•• The impact on the Data Centre.

IT Strategy

•• The link between business and Data Centre.
•• IT strategy framework.
•• Portfolio management.
•• Execution plan.

Data Centre Supporting Strategies

Management Tools

Within business there is a vast array of legislation to which organisations must adhere to; covering a range of topics including data protection to carbon reduction. To achieve compliance with current business and industry specific legislation, a Data Centre Manager needs to understand all relevant standards, codes, best practices and methodologies. Through this awareness, understanding and constant personal development a Data Centre professional can select the way this information is utilised and applied.
This course will draw attention to all of the key criteria, explain and discuss their impact and produce advice on their implications and best use. Not all suggested practices are actually helpful tools, the important lesson is to be fully versed and aware and make a conscious decision on which optional standards can be applied, such as
•• Data Centre Service.
•• Management (DCSM).
•• Capacity Management.
•• Facility Management.
•• Asset Management.
•• Network Management.

Legislation & Regulations

•• Data Protection.
•• Computer misuse.
•• Freedom of Information Act.
•• Electricity.
•• Electricity at Work, National Electrical Code.
•• Building & Regulations.
•• Health & Safety.
•• Green Procurement.
•• Carbon Reduction (CRC / CCA).


•• ISO, IEC, Cenelec, TIA / EIA.
•• BICSI 002.
•• EN 50600.
•• EN 27000.
•• BS 7799.

Codes of Practice

•• EU Code of Conduct.
•• DCEP.
•• Green Grid.
•• Uptime Institute.

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