Data center design requires a wide variety of specializations from construction, to power and HVAC systems, to cabling infrastructures, data networking, to operating systems and applications. SMS is a turnkey solutions provider specializing in the design, implementation, and operational maintenance of data centers, with a strict focus in the Federal space. More than just the computer rooms of past, today’s data center is the heart of your agency’s business continuity with a whole new set of challenges that our federal customers face in modernizing and building new data centers including:
- Reduce the cost of data center hardware, software and operations
- Increase server utilization
- Shift IT investments to more efficient computing platforms and technologies (e.g., Cloud Computing)
- Increase overall security posture
- Promote use of Green IT to reduce overall energy and real estate footprint
At SMS we have been on the forefront in modernized data center design and consolidation. Our whole enterprise approach considers your entire architecture in the planning and design phases. Our systems architects and engineers are constantly researching new ways to get more from servers. With the advent of server and desktop virtualization agencies are able to maximize efficiency from servers that occupy the same footprint.
We save on maintenance cost by utilizing thermal zone mapping of the data center. Thermal zone mapping uses three-dimensional imagery to identify hot and cool zones in the data center. This information helps us to determine where to best place equipment to ensure it is always functioning at its peak.
In addition to server optimization SMS knows that security is paramount in protecting federal data. We align all our data centers to DISA standards for security access and control. SMS sets the standard for 'always' available solutions for data centers and other mission critical facilities where we are not satisfied until your data center is running optimally and efficiently.