BICSI has announced the release of its newest standard, BICSI 002-2010, Data Center Design and Implementation Best Practices. Supporting the information technology systems industry, the BICSI's standards programs is an ANSI-accredited, consensus-based standards development organization.
BICSI 002 was written to address requirements, recommendations and additional information that should be considered when planning and building a data center. As a complement to existing standards it covers topics such as site selection, layout, thermal systems and security
"BICSI 002 is a great resource for data center designers and operators because it provides a wealth of information on the subjects important to this audience - all in one place," said Jonathan Jew, Co-chair of the Data Center Standards Subcommittee and lead editor of the standard. "It is the culmination of the efforts of more than 150 subject matter experts in a wide variety of disciplines related to data center design."
The current issue of the BICSI News magazine has an article by Jonathan Jew on the new standard: BICSI Data Center Standard - A Resource for Today's Data Center Operators and Designers.
Headquartered in Tampa, Florida BICSI serves more than 23,000 professionals over nearly 90 countries. The 2010 BICSI European Conference is being held in Dublin, Ireland June 22-24.