My mentor said to be called an engineer you need three things?”
1.) You needed a Bachelor’s degree in Computer or Electrical Engineering.
2.) Experience and the education into the future. We continue our education beyond our Bachelor’s degree. We research new technology to better serve the corporation’s needs. We bring new ideas to the table.
3.) Engineers bring solutions not problems to management.
My Philosophy of Engineering
End users bring the problems. The engineer provides the solutions. We take your wish list and turn it into reality. We provide solutions to improve your productivity and profits. We take into consideration cost, reliability, fault tolerance, power needs, cooling needs, upgradability, and other aspects of each project. What you get with my designs and implementation is a complete solution. Taking into consideration today and future needs on projects I design and implement. Building scalable solutions that grow and adapts to your needs. You get a scalable, fault tolerant, and redundant design.
As an Electrical Engineer with knowledge of Architecture, I have added an additional skill set to the projects. My expert knowledge in electrical configuring power panels, power grounding methods, and other power related goals of many data center projects. Other coursework into architecture allows me to collaborate with designers, architects and your HVAC staff in best designing and implementing your data center. Much of a data center’s design and implementation is placement of cooling, wiring, and UPS hardware. You need to maintain proper airflow and eliminate heat dead spots. Many use their building HVAC system and do not zone off the data center for just cooling. The best solution was multiple split A/C units instead. Redundant cooling systems are the best solution so units’ maintenance can be performed without taking down your entire cooling for the data center.
HVAC and Data Centers
I have worked with HVAC staff on improving heating and cooling in buildings, providing better input air flow for boiler rooms, designing, and implementing separate cooling systems for your data center. Many data centers were using the current building HVAC systems. In the winter, they were set to heat only and not cooling the data center. I collaborated with them to install separate 2-ton split units to control cooling in the data center. The hardware provides heat to the room. The benefit of multiple 2-ton split units is redundancy in cooling the data center. My design used the N+1 approach. An extra split unit in case one failed or was off for servicing.