ISO/IEC 22237-1:2021 

Information technology - Data centre facilities and infrastructures - Part 1: General concepts


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This document:
a) describes the general principles for data centres upon which the requirements of the ISO/IEC22237 series are based;
b) defines the common aspects of data centres including terminology, parameters and reference models (functional elements and their accommodation) addressing both the size and complexity of their intended purpose;
c) describes general aspects of the facilities and infrastructures required to support data centres;
d) specifies a classification system, based upon the key criteria of “availability”, “security” and “energy-efficiency” over the planned lifetime of the data centre, for the provision of effective facilities and infrastructure;
e) details the issues to be addressed in a business risk and operating cost analysis enabling application of the classification of the data centre;
f) provides a reference to the operation and management of data centres.
The following topics are outside of the scope of the ISO/IEC 22237 series:
1) the selection of information technology and network telecommunications equipment, software and associated configuration issues are outside the scope of this International Standard;
2) quantitative analysis of overall service availability resulting from multi-site data centres;
3) safety and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) requirements (covered by other standards and regulations. However, information given in this document can be of assistance in meeting these standards and regulations).

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Publication typeInternational Standard
Publication date2021-10-05
Available language(s)English
TC/SCISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 39 - Sustainability, IT & Data Centresrss
ICS35.020 - Information technology (IT) in general
File size1815 KB

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