Site Evaluation

The building protects the facilities of a data center. For self-protection, the location of the building with regard to the surrounding potential risks, as well as the positioning of the security area within the building, plays an important role.

If these influencing factors are identified and avoided at an early stage, or if they are mitigated structurally and technically, potential risks from water, explosion, building collapse and rubble, vibration and hazardous substances can be controlled. Likewise, traffic routes with frequent transports of hazardous materials should be avoided in order to avoid possible direct or indirect effects, such as blocked access roads.

Selecting a suitable environment is one of the first steps when making the decision to build a high secure data center. The catalogue of criteria TSI.STANDARD defines requirements for this, which have been derived from references like the EN 50600. The achievable security level thus ultimately also depends on the location and possibly the control of environmental hazards.

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In this context, TÜViT offers environmental risk assessments to guarantee an optimal starting position for the planned data center.

Subject are the following activities:

  • Evaluation of the site selection on the basis of documents to be submitted (if possible: environmental map (2.0 km radius) with indication of the planned data center location, site plan, short exposé, pipeline routes, customer risk analysis of the surrounding area, commercial tenant occupation in the immediate distance to the site, etc.)
  • Inspection of the planned site by a TÜViT auditor (max. 1 day, incl. travel and return),
  • Evaluation of the basic suitability of the site and consistency with the planned TSI level,
  • Raising awareness of potential site risks,
  • List of the obvious commercial tenants with risk assessment within a radius of 500 m
  • Summary of the results in an assessment report.

Mario Lukas

Senior Account Manager Data Center

+49 201 8999-567
Fax : +49 201 8999-555

Karim Marcel Odeh

Account Manager Data Center

+49 201 8999-580

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DIN EN 50600: Die europäische Norm für Rechenzentren

EN 50600 – questions and answers

EN 50600 represents the first international European standard that uses a holistic approach to make comprehensive specifications for the planning, new construction and operation of a data center. What is EN 50600? What benefits does EN 50600 bring?
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Trusted Site Infrastructure (TSI)

Trusted Site Infrastructure - the de facto standard for data centers. TSI is a method for the evaluation and certification of physical security and availability of data centers established since 2002.
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The two-day TSI.PROFESSIONAL training teaches all necessary information regarding the evaluation and certification of Data Centers physical security and availability according to Trusted Site Infrastructure (TSI) in context with DIN EN 50600.
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The one-day workshop gives you a good overview of the current security status of your data center. It is designed to provide you with everything worth knowing about the assessment of data center infrastructure under Trusted Site Infrastructure (TSI) in the context of EN 50600.
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Design Assessment

The successful development of a highly available data center under the Trusted Site Infrastructure criteria begins in the planning phase. During this stage, TÜViT supports operators and planners of IT infrastructures.
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For the smooth and fault-free operation of a data center, the proper functioning of critical supply infrastructure plays a decisive role. Therefore, they are at the focus of extensive test processes, which are typically performed before the data center commences operation.
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Energy Efficiency

The Trusted Site eEfficiency audit and certification program supports the operators of data centers in developing systems and processes that allow the continuous improvement of their energy efficiency.
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With certification under the TSI (Trusted Site Infrastructure) criteria catalog developed by TÜViT, which also covers the European data center standard EN 50600 in full, data center operators are in the clear.
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