AN INFORMED APPROACH TO DATA CENTRES

DataSpace can help you reduce:

30%

Use of resources by 30%, deferring the need for additional data centres by three years or more.

50%

Asset overlaps by up to 50%, providing 100% visibility of the asset base.

30%

Energy costs by 30% and energy used for lighting by up to 90%.

As well as successfully delivering large IT infrastructure projects, we specialise in seamlessly bridging the gap between construction and an operational environment. LMG’s project management team has the knowledge and expertise to deliver, integrate and synchronise every aspect of the transition. Our range of intelligent building services will help you reduce cost and risk – and give your data centre the best possible start in life.

One of our core strengths is designing and delivering high-performance, highly resilient copper and fibre ICT cabling infrastructures.

The increasingly rapid evolution and adoption of power over Ethernet (PoE) based technologies has made the choice, design and deployment of ICT cabling infrastructures more critical than ever before. As well as providing support for high bandwidth applications such as 10GBaseT, and ensuring noise immunity, contemporary Category 6 and Category 6a cabling infrastructures must support ever-increasing power requirements such as UPoE at up to 60 or even 100 watts. Our Construct team has the necessary design and installation experience and skills to ensure that your chosen cabling infrastructure provides optimal levels of not only bandwidth but also power and thermal performance.

In addition to providing high bandwidth OM4 and OS2 optical solutions, our active participation in the BSI TCT/007/03 committee firmly puts us at the forefront of developing future standards, including the introduction of Category 8: a pre-requisite for the support of 40GBaseT within data centre environments.

To further optimise quality and performance, we have invested heavily in our integrated pre-termination facility and manufacturing processes, which use Building Information Modeling (BIM) technology to create bespoke, pre-terminated fibre optic and copper cable assemblies. Data centres of all sizes can benefit from the pre-termination of ICT cabling, by reducing deployment times, waste and materials.

Our Construct cabling teams control the project management and documentation process through Insight IQ, our online service dashboard. As well as being a highly effective management tool, it gives our customers full, round-the-clock visibility of any project’s status, documentation and procedures.

Connect IQ, our automated infrastructure management system, enables customers to visualize the physical location and connectivity of all intelligent building sub-systems and their associated assets. This BIM-derived data can be directly integrated with data centre infrastructure management (DCIM) systems, greatly enhancing operational effectiveness and efficiency.

Power, monitor and control all your building services sub-systems, from physical security systems and power management to digital signage and audio-visual equipment, through a single, dedicated, power over Ethernet (POE) based building services LAN. By installing both the LAN and a universal cabling infrastructure during the construction phase, we can help you reduce your installation timescales and overall power requirements, as well as costs and risk. A coordinated, integrated approach to sub-system deployment will also mitigate the risk of conflict between systems and guarantee interoperability.

The ability to harvest real-time data and manage the resources within individual enclosures is of significant benefit to data centre managers and system architects. Through the latest intelligent infrastructure management and environmental monitoring systems, LMG can provide a real-time view of space and resource capacity within the data centre. This business intelligence will help you optimise, automate and streamline the equipment installation and provisioning process, reducing time to production, improving productivity and extending the life of the data centre.

Meeting all the security requirements of modern data centres, our IP converged SMS portfolio provides a proven, integrated solution for multiple security sub-systems, enabling security staff to efficiently monitor and manage alarms and events. The portfolio includes a physical access control system, CCTV, intruder alarm detection, IP audio and video intercom and building management system integration for alarm reporting.

LMG’s building performance LED lighting solutions can power, control and communicate with LED fixtures via integral high-density sensors that connect directly to a building services LAN. Saving up to 90% of the energy used by traditional fluorescent lighting, they capture important environmental and motion data that can be used by other sub-systems and workflow tools to improve productivity and reduce long-term costs. Through lighting policies such as follow-me and guide-me lighting, data center managers can also deliver a truly “lights out” environment.

LMG provide an extensive portfolio of video conferencing and audio-visual solutions & services. Our Construct IQ’s package & project managers are highly experienced in the delivery of a wide range of multi-room, multi-source audio-visual systems and video conferencing platforms. Our AV solutions include; NOC video walls, video conferencing to single or multi room environments, interactive AV providing intuitive remote operation of equipment and digital signage. Our AV solutions can deliver HD feeds to any location or device via the Building Services LAN.

As your data centre becomes fully functional, make sure its infrastructure and systems keep reaching their potential and operating with maximum efficiency. Through our managed services and tools we can offer a seamless transition from project management to everyday operational support, using BIM insight from the construction phase to improve productivity and minimise costs in the future.

LMG specialises in delivering customised managed services for data centres in both the public and private sectors. We can provide a complete range of cabling, support and equipment installation, moving and changing services to support your day-to-day ICT requirements. These include: data centre infrastructure management (DCIM) system operation and maintenance; server and equipment installation, moving, adding and changing services; survey, auditing and asset tracking; capacity planning; server and equipment relocation; and on-site and call-to-site repair services.

Configured to your own specific support service, our secure online service performance and documentation dashboard will help you monitor the quality of our service and control costs. With the dashboard’s in-built procurement tool, you can request quotations, place orders and track their progress online, whether for a few patch cables or additional services from LMG.

With pre-agreed pricing and guaranteed service levels, we can create a customised service bundle that meets your specific needs, making it easier for you to build, manage and deploy ICT infrastructure and equipment. An LMG framework agreement is ideal if you don’t need permanent onsite support but want a high-quality, consistent service.

Under a comprehensive support agreement we can manage the maintenance of your building services LAN and all its IP sub-systems, including AV, SMS and building performance lighting.

Make best use of your data centre and extend its life, with help from our advanced infrastructure and capacity management tools.

DataSpace IQ, our advanced planning and reporting tool, can be integrated with all leading DCIM applications to optimise the equipment provisioning process and enhance resource capacity management. Integrated with our Connect IQ application, it will help document and maintain the real-time physical location and configuration of all IP assets, cabling connectivity and enclosure space.

At the heart of DataSpace IQ is Select IQ, a powerful capacity management application for data centre managers that helps maximize the use of key resources, minimise waste, preserve environmental stability and ultimately extend the life of the data centre. Select IQ automatically and scientifically determines the optimal location for ICT equipment and cabinets during the provisioning process. It then simplifies the connectivity process by recommending connectivity paths and creating appropriate workflows and instructions to complete the works

Making it even easier to do business with LMG, we have designed Procure IQ to complement every level of service we offer – from providing a few patch cables to managing a major fit-out. The application enables you to easily and securely configure quotations, place orders and track their progress online.

Key features

  • Service catalogue for standardised products and schedule of rates
  • Costing and quotation system
  • Service level agreement monitoring for service and product availability
  • Comprehensive historical volume reports by department, product and services

Key benefits

  • Streamlined procurement of commonly used IT products and services
  • Reduced administrative costs
  • Consistently high IT standards and no renegade purchasing
  • Better cost centre and budget control

Move IQ is a communication and reporting tool for managing the entire equipment installation, move, add and change (iMAC) process. Driving down costs as a result, it ensures consistent procedures for capturing and managing iMAC information to ensure that servers and equipment are deployed quickly and accurately.

Key features

  • Automatic pre-move population of asset & connectivity data
  • Dynamic updates for all parties involved in the iMAC
  • Centrally controlled space, power and connectivity reservation
  • New asset, connectivity and location information auto-update
  • Comprehensive move and cost analysis reporting

Key benefits

  • Provisioning costs reduced by 20%
  • Improved service performance & accuracy
  • Greater cost transparency and accountability

As the IP device discovery (IPDD) audit module of Connect IQ, Discover IQ enables real-time checks and balances to be automatically carried out and compared against documented connectivity records. Any discrepancies are located, captured within reports and scheduled for further investigation and rectification.

Key features

  • IPDD technology for automatically locating, tracking and monitoring assets and their physical connectivity
  • Highly accurate, real-time data on device usage and connectivity

Key benefits

  • More efficient and productive processes for change, capacity, asset and incident management

DC Select IQ is a powerful capacity management application that automatically and scientifically determines the optimal data centre location for equipment during the provisioning process. It analyses data from Connect IQ and other data centre infrastructure management systems to help make best use of key resources.

Key features

  • Intelligent selection of the most suitable location for devices, to optimise power, space and network resources
  • Automatic administration of local balancing policies

Key benefits

  • Faster server provisioning processes – returns the optimal cabinet location in under 20 seconds
  • Minimises waste
  • Extends the lifespan of the data centre

Connect IQ documents the entire physical infrastructure of your building or data centre, including connectivity, enclosure space and physical devices. By delivering infrastructure intelligence to the right place in the right format it will help you get greater value from the working environment.

Key features

  • Visualisations of circuit traces, enclosure elevations and dashboards for capacity data and historical trends
  • Automated work order generation and allocation them to the appropriate technician
  • Mobile application for field technicians

Key benefits

  • Underpins and optimises infrastructure management systems and workflow
  • Automatically plots the most efficient cable routes
  • Ensures patching integrity

Insight IQ is a secure, online performance and documentation dashboard, which we specifically configure to your service contract with LMG. At a glance, you will see performance statistics relating to your service, with easy access to a comprehensive library of historical service and tracking reports. Alongside the statistics and reports area there is a live, shared documentation library that stores all documents relating to areas from construction and design to policies and quotations.

Key features

  • Configurable key performance indicator (KPI) status for contracted services
  • Near real-time data updates accessible anytime, anywhere
  • KPI alerts for service level breaches
  • Email push to customers on red status items
  • Reporting and trending tools

Key benefits

  • Reduces the time taken to access service-related data
  • Enables you to react quickly to deteriorating service performance
  • Supports informed decisions, based on relevant, up-to-date information

Centralised storage for:

  • As-built drawings and test results
  • Warrantee certificates
  • Resource team charts, on-call information and escalation paths
  • Quality procedures, risk and method statements
  • Health and safety documentation