Reliable Resources has developed processes and guidelines to align the reliability criteria of the data center facility with the reliability criteria of the critical IT systems within the Data Center computer room. Part 1 of this series discusses the methodology defining the reliability of the data center facility.
Reliable Resources has developed processes and guidelines to align the reliability criteria of the data center facility with the reliability criteria of the critical IT systems within the Data Center computer room. Part 2 of this series discusses the methodology defining the reliability of the IT systems.
Not sure how your data center stacks up to industry averages? Looking for a way to justify infrastructure improvements to upper management? Obtaining a data center audit and preparing for a TIA-942 and/or BICSI 002-2010 certification is a great way to establish the optimum infrastructure to support your organization’s strategic objectives.
Answering questions commonly asked by datacenter owners who have not been through a commissioning process before.
What we do when we perform a data center assessment, and how it can be of value.
Most large organizations today have or are considering multiple data centers as a way to comply with regulatory requirements, increase the reliability of their information technology infrastructure, and provide a means to continue business operations in the event of a disaster. Optimizing infrastructure investments to achieve these goals in the most cost effective manner will depend on the relative size and investment in three key areas: core processing, business continuity, and disaster recovery.
Examining a lurking factor that can have a major impact on operating costs.
Having trouble keeping your data center cool? Try these simple ideas first.
Is high density really here? What is high density? How much density can my data center handle? These questions have always been part of the IT/facilities dialogue. But now they resonate with more urgency due to several recent technical developments.
There are as many approaches to data center design as there are engineers and architects. Over the last twenty years, and roughly 3 million sq. ft. of raised floor, I have found the following approach very helpful in bringing clear alignment and common understanding between the IT organization (the customer or tenant of the data center), and the facilities organization (the builder and maintainer of the data center).
A lot goes into figuring out where to put the data center environment, but once you have the room, how do you go about planning what goes inside?
In Parts 1 & 2 we looked at UPS systems topologies and configurations. This time we’ll look at the stored energy devices, most commonly batteries, that make the UPS uninterruptible.
In Part 1 we learned about the different UPS topologies. This time we’ll focus on UPS configurations.
This time we’re focusing on UPS installations. Electrical systems are among the most critical in a data center. And arguably the most critical electrical system is the UPS.
Most people are aware of the need for uninterruptible power sources (UPS Systems) to assure continuous clean power for critical computing equipment in a data center. However, many people do not realize that if cooling systems in a data center are lost, temperature rise can very rapidly, leading to imminent failure of critical electronic components.