Data centre physical infrastructure Quality and commissioning process can be compared to an insurance program. Like insurance, the owner must weigh the cost of Quality and commissioning to the risk of a potential loss. It is the principal stakeholder’s responsibility to ensure that the initial benefits of integrated commissioning do not degrade over time. The output of Quality inspection and commissioning is the physical infrastructure knowledge base of the company. If kept current, the installation quality and commissioning documentation is invaluable in providing physical infrastructure refresher education and new hire training. If the information is electronic and automated, it can be used as valuable design input to future data centre projects. Kyron is experienced in delivering both Construction Quality and Commissioning services on large Hyperscale projects both in Ireland and in Europe.
According to Einhorn Yaffee Prescott (EYP), a global consulting engineering firm, a good rule of thumb is to invest 2% of the overall data centre project cost on commissioning. In most cases, data centre owners will see a 5-10% ROI benefit in terms of overall data centre performance as a result of commissioning.