This document specifies the Cooling Efficiency Ratio (CER) as a Key Performance Indicator (KPI) to quantify the efficient use of energy to control the temperature of the spaces within the data centre. This document: a) defines the Cooling Efficiency Ratio (CER) of a data centre; b) describes the relationship of this KPI to a data centre’s infrastructure, information technology equipment and information technology operations; c) defines the measurement, the calculation and the reporting of the pa...view more

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This document addresses the mitigation and protection of telecommunications cabling from electromagnetic interference by describing: a) coupling mechanisms and possible countermeasures; b) assessment of the electromagnetic environment; c) filtering, isolation and surge protections measures. Safety (electrical safety and protection, optical power, fire, etc.) and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) requirements are outside the scope of this document and are covered by standards and regulations. H...view more

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This document describes the following: a) the functional elements and structure of the cabling, external to homes, supporting community antenna television (CATV) and master antenna television/satellite master antenna television (MATV/SMATV) networks in accordance with EN 60728 1; b) the location and accommodation of the home network interface (HNI) in accordance with EN 60728 1; c) requirements for additional cabling performance requirements (i.e. insertion loss slope between 47 MHz and 862 MHz)...view more

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This project will implement some changes to EN 50310:2016.

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This document specifies the measurement at frequencies of E2E links of two- and four-pair balanced cabling of 100 MHz of Class D and 250 MHz of Class E including free connectors which terminate two and four pairs in both field and laboratory conditions. The specifications for E2E links are described in ISO/IEC TR 11801-9902. This document specifies laboratory and field measurement procedures. The requirements for accuracy to measure cabling parameters identified in ISO/IEC TR 11801-9902 are prov...view more

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This document is a compilation of recommended practices for improving the environmental sustainability of both new and existing data centres. Environmental impacts consider not just those associated with electricity but also water usage and other pollutants. It is recognized that the practices included are not universally applicable to all scales and business models of data centres or be undertaken by all parties involved in data centre operation, ownership or use.

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This document is a compilation of recommended Practices for improving the energy management (i.e. reduction of energy consumption and/or increases in energy efficiency) of data centres. It is historically aligned with the EU Code of Conduct for Data Centre Energy Efficiency (CoC) scheme operated by the Directorate-General Joint Research Centre (DG JRC) of the European Commission (EC). It is recognized that the Practices included might not be universally applicable to all scales and business mode...view more

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This European Standard addresses power supplies to, and power distribution within, data centres based upon the criteria and classifications for "availability", "physical security" and "energy efficiency enablement" within EN 50600 1.

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This European Standard addresses environmental control within data centres based upon the criteria and classifications for "availability", "security" and "energy efficiency enablement" within EN 50600 1

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This European Standard: 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 operat...view more

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This Amendment will update EN 50600-4-2 requirements to re-align with the recent findings of JTC 1/SC 39 on this KPI.

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This Amendment will update EN 50600-4-3 requirements to re-align with the recent findings of JTC 1/SC 39 on this KPI.

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This document offers users additional information on the background of the requirements and recommendations in the EN 50600 series. In addition it constitutes a guideline for the correct application and interpretation of these standards.

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1.1 Scope This European Standard specifies requirements for the following aspects of information technology cabling: a) installation specification, quality assurance documentation and procedures; b) documentation and administration; c) operation and maintenance. This European Standard is applicable to all types of information technology cabling including generic cabling systems designed in accordance with the EN 50173 series. Safety (electrical safety and protection, optical power, fire, etc.) a...view more

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1.1 Scope This European Standard specifies requirements for the following aspects of information technology cabling: a) planning; b) installation practice. This European Standard is applicable to all types of information technology cabling inside buildings (and may be applied to cabling that is defined as part of the building) including generic cabling systems designed in accordance with the EN 50173 series. The requirements of Clauses 4, 5 and 6 of this standard are premises-independent unless ...view more

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This standard specifies generic cabling within and between the buildings of office premises, or office spaces within other types of building. It covers balanced cabling and optical fibre cabling. This standard specifies directly or via reference to EN 50173-1 the: - structure and minimum configuration for generic cabling within office spaces; - interfaces at the telecommunications outlet (TO); - performance requirements for cabling links and channels; - implementation requirements and options; -...view more

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This European Standard specifies: a) the structure and configuration of the backbone cabling subsystems of generic cabling systems within the types of premises and/or spaces defined by the other standards in the EN 50173 series; b) channel transmission and environmental performance requirements in support of the standards in the EN 50173 series (which have taken into account requirements specified in application standards listed in Annex F); c) link performance requirements in support of the sta...view more

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This standard specifies generic cabling to serve the automation islands in industrial premises, or industrial spaces within other types of building. It covers balanced cabling and optical fibre cabling. This standard specifies directly or via reference to EN 50173-1 the: - structure and minimum configuration for generic cabling within industrial spaces; - interfaces at the telecommunications outlet (TO); - performance requirements for cabling links and channels; - implementation requirements and...view more

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This standard specifies generic cabling within computer room spaces in data centre premises, or data centre spaces within other types of building. It covers balanced cabling and optical fibre cabling. This standard specifies directly or via reference to EN 50173-1 the: - structure and minimum configuration for generic cabling within data centre spaces; - interfaces at the external network interface (ENI) and equipment outlet (EO); - performance requirements for cabling links and channels; - impl...view more

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This standard specifies generic cabling for distributed building services and can be used in conjunction with all the space-specific standards of the EN 50173 series. It covers balanced cabling and optical fibre cabling. This standard specifies directly or via reference to EN 50173 1 the: - structure and minimum configuration for generic cabling for distributed building services; - interfaces at the service outlet (SO); - performance requirements for cabling links and channels; - implementation ...view more

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This standard specifies generic cabling for homes. A home can contain one or more buildings or can be within a building that contains more than one home. It covers balanced cabling, optical fibre cabling, and coaxial cabling. This standard specifies generic cabling for two groups of applications: - Information and Communications Technologies (ICT); - Broadcast and Communications Technologies (BCT). This standard specifies directly or via reference to EN 50173-1 the: - structure and minimum confi...view more

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This European Standard specifies requirements and provides recommendations for the following aspects of information technology cabling: a) planning; b) installation practice. This European Standard is applicable to all types of information technology cabling outside buildings including generic cabling systems designed in accordance with EN 50173 series. The requirements and recommendations of this European Standard may be applied to cabling that is defined as part of the building. The requiremen...view more

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This European Standard specifies the requirements and recommendations for the attributes of automated infrastructure management (AIM) systems. This European Standard explains how AIM systems can contribute to operational efficiency and deliver benefits to a) cabling infrastructure and connected device administration, b) facilities and IT management processes and systems, c) other networked management processes and systems (e.g. intelligent building systems), d) business information systems cover...view more

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This European Standard specifies the Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) as a Key Performance Indicator (KPI) to quantify the efficient use of energy in the form of electricity. NOTE See the Note 1 to entry in Definition 3.1.3. This European Standard: a) defines the Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) of a data centre; b) introduces PUE measurement categories; c) describes the relationship of this KPI to a data centre’s infrastructure, information technology equipment and information technology operatio...view more

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This European Standard: a) defines the Renewable Energy Factor (REF) of a data centre; b) specifies a methodology to calculate and to present the REF; c) provides information on the correct interpretation of the REF.

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This European Standard specifies the following for the other standards in the EN 50600 4-X series: a) a common structure, b) definitions, terminology and boundary conditions for KPIs of data centre resource usage effectiveness and efficiency, c) common requirements for KPIs of data centre resource usage effectiveness and efficiency, d) common objectives for KPIs of the data centre resource effectiveness and efficiency, e) general information regarding the use of KPIs of data centre resource usag...view more

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To revise EN 50310:2010 in the light of the recent developments at ISO/IEC JTC 1 level. (EN 50310 was offered to JTC 1 and triggered the first internationally harmonized ISO/IEC deliverable).

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This European Standard addresses the physical security of data centres based upon the criteria and classifications for "availability", "security" and "energy efficiency enablement" within EN 50600-1. This European Standard provides designations for the data centres spaces defined in EN 50600-1. This European Standard specifies requirements and recommendations for those data centre spaces, and the systems employed within those spaces, in relation to protection against: a) unauthorized access addr...view more

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This European Standard specifies processes for the management and operation of data centres. The primary focus of this standard is the operational processes necessary to deliver the expected level of resilience, availability, risk management, risk mitigation, capacity planning, security and energy efficiency. The secondary focus is on management processes to align the actual and future demands of users. Figure 2 shows an overview of related processes. The transition from planning and building to...view more

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This Technical Report defines requirements and recommendations concerning limits for the application and operation of remote powering using cabling comprising balanced cabling components of Category 5 (minimum) as defined in EN 50173-1. This Technical Report also describes: - a set of specific implementations which are the basis of a mathematical model for the temperature increases in bundles of cables under remote powering conditions; - a matching testing protocol used to provide data for the m...view more

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This European Standard addresses the wide range of telecommunications cabling infrastructures within data centres based upon the criteria and classifications for availability within EN 50600-1. This European Standard specifies requirements and recommendations for the following: a) information technology and network telecommunications cabling (e.g. SAN and LAN); b) general information technology cabling to support the operation of the data centre; c) telecommunications cabling to monitor and cont...view more

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This European Standard addresses environmental control within data centres based upon the criteria and classifications for “availability”, “security” and “energy efficiency enablement” within EN 50600 1. This European Standard specifies requirements and recommendations for the following: a) temperature control, b) fluid movement control, c) relative humidity control, d) particulate control, e) vibration, f) floor layout and equipment locations, g) energy saving practices, h) physical security of...view more

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This Technical Report contains a list of terms and definitions to be used in standardization deliverables in the field of broadband deployment. These terms and definitions are taken from both published and draft deliverables that were/are being developed by CLC/TC 215 and ETSI/TC ATTM, respectively. NOTE CLC/TC 215 and ETSI/TC ATTM intended to examine the harmonization of differing terms and definitions in the future.

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This European Standard addresses power supplies to, and power distribution within, data centres based upon the criteria and classifications for “availability”, “physical security” and “energy efficiency enablement” within EN 50600 1. This European Standard specifies requirements and recommendations for the following: a) power supplies to data centres; b) power distribution systems within data centres; c) facilities for both normal and emergency lighting; d) equipotential bonding and earthing; e)...view more

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This European Standard addresses the construction of buildings and other structures which provide accommodation for data centres based upon the criteria and classification for “physical security” within EN 50600 1 in support of availability. This European Standard specifies requirements and recommendations for the following: a) location and site selection; b) building construction; c) building configuration; d) fire protection; e) quality construction measures. Safety and electromagnetic compati...view more

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This European Standard specifies the optical fibre access network cabling within multi-subscriber premises (which may comprise single or multiple buildings) and intended to support deployment of optical broadband networks. The cabling within the subscriber space for onward distribution of services beyond the customer premises equipment is not specified. Cabling defined by this standard supports a wide range of broadband applications delivering services including voice, data, text, image and vide...view more

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This European Standard specifies requirements and provides recommendations for the following aspects of information technology cabling: a) planning; b) installation practice. This European Standard is applicable to all types of information technology cabling outside buildings including generic cabling systems designed in accordance with EN 50173 series. The requirements and recommendations of this European Standard may be applied to cabling that is defined as part of the building. The requiremen...view more

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This European Standard: 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 operat...view more

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This draft Technical Report describes a grading system applicable to telecommunications cabling within homes which provides a range of implementation solutions to support both non-simultaneous and simultaneous provision of applications incorporating: a) a cabling structure in accordance with, but less complex than that of, EN 50173-4 and with defined connecting hardware pin assignment for certain applications; b) components meeting or exceeding the requirements of EN 50173-4; c) shorter cabling ...view more

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This Technical Report a) specifies the transmission performance for channels to support 10 GBASE-T as specified in IEEE 802.3an, b) specifies the methods to assess whether installed Class E and Class F channels meet IEEE 802.3an requirements, c) provides mitigation techniques to improve the performance of an existing installation to meet the IEEE 802.3an requirements. NOTE 1 The channel transmission performance specified in this TR is derived from IEEE 802.3an. NOTE 2 IEEE 802.3an specifies requ...view more

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This document gives guidelines for the construction of buildings and other structures which provide accommodation for data centres based upon the criteria and classification for “physical security” within EN 50600 1 in support of availability. This document specifies requirements and recommendations for the following: a) location and site selection (taking in to account natural environment and adjacencies); b) protection from environmental risks; c) site configuration; d) building construction; ...view more

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This European Standard specifies requirements for the following aspects of information technology cabling: a) installation specification, quality assurance documentation and procedures; b) documentation and administration; c) operation and maintenance. This European Standard is applicable to all types of information technology cabling including generic cabling systems designed in accordance with the EN 50173 series.

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This document is a compilation of recommended Practices for improving the energy management (i.e. reduction of energy consumption and/or increases in energy efficiency) of data centres. It is historically aligned with the EU Code of Conduct for Data Centre Energy Efficiency (CoC) scheme operated by the Directorate-General Joint Research Centre (DG JRC) of the European Commission (EC). It is recognized that the Practices included might not be universally applicable to all scales and business mode...view more

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This document provides requirements and recommendations for the type of risk assessment to be employed concerning seismic activity and earthquakes in relation to data centres. In addition, it describes design concepts that can be employed as mitigation actions within the construction, and other elements of design, of data centres.

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This document: a) specifies the Energy Reuse Factor (ERF) as a KPI to quantify the reuse of the energy consumed in the data centre; b) defines the measurement, the calculation and the reporting of ERF; c) describes the application of ERF and its discrimination from Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE). The ERF does reflect the efficiency of the reuse process, which is not part of the data centre.

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This document addresses the physical security of data centres based upon the criteria and classifications for “availability”, “security” and “energy efficiency enablement” within EN 50600 1. This document provides designations for the data centres spaces defined in EN 50600 1. This document specifies requirements and recommendations for those data centre spaces, and the systems employed within those spaces, in relation to protection against: a) unauthorized access addressing organizational and t...view more

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This document is intended to act as guidance for technical committees with respect to: a) producing resistibility standards; b) identifying the relevant committees for preparing European resistibility standards. Safety (electrical etc.) and EMC are excluded from the scope of this report.

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Corrigendum to EN issued January 2003

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To consider the resolution of items designated "under consideration" in the EN; to take into account proposals for further improvement of the EN; to re-align the EN with ISO/IEC DIS 14709-1 (which was derived from EN 50098-1:1994)

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