Information technology — Data centre facilities and infrastructures — Part 1: General concepts (Adopted ISO/IEC TS 22237-1:2018, first edition, 2018-05)
Standards development within the Information Technology sector is harmonized with international standards development. Through the CSA Technical Committee on Information Technology (TCIT), Canadians serve as the SCC Mirror Committee (SMC) on ISO/IEC Joint Technical Committee 1 on Information Technology (ISO/IEC JTC1) for the Standards Council of Canada (SCC), the ISO member body for Canada and sponsor of the Canadian National Committee of the IEC. Also, as a member of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Canada participates in the International Telegraph and Telephone Consultative Committee (ITU-T).
This Standard has been formally approved, without modification, by the Technical Committee and has been developed in compliance with Standards Council of Canada requirements for National Standards of Canada. It has been published as a National Standard of Canada by CSA Group.
a) details the issues to be addressed in a business risk and operating cost analysis enabling application of an appropriate classification of the data centre;
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 effective operation of telecommunications within 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) describes the general design principles for data centres upon which the requirements of the ISO/IEC TS 22237 series are based including symbols, labels, coding in drawings, quality assurance and education.
The following topics are outside of the scope of the ISO/IEC TS 22237 series:
1) the selection of information technology and network telecommunications equipment, software and associated configuration issues;
2) safety and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) requirements (covered by other standards and regulations). However, information given in the ISO/IEC TS 22237 series may be of assistance in meeting these standards and regulations).