It is becoming increasingly recognised that solely focussing on data centre design to achieve high reliability in data centres is a mistake…
Data centre operations management is just as important as design !
To prevent data centre failures many organisations spend millions on redundant equipment and alternative power supplies. However, if you do not have the right documentation, operational processes and suitably trained staff that money can be wasted.
A Tier 4 data centre with poor operations management can behave like a Tier 1 site in terms of reliability!
Good operations management is not just about putting maintenance contracts in place. We must also have…
- Up to date documentation
- Appropriate organisation structure
- Trained staff
- Appropriate policies
- Appropriate operating procedures
- Planned and corrective maintenance
- Monitoring systems
- Measurement and feedback of KPIs (Key Performance Indicators)
If you are already building your data centre then start planning your operations management now!
If you are building a new data centre you should start planning your operations organisation, policies and processes as soon as you have completed the data centre design.
If you have an existing data centre it is never too late to start improving the operations management.
If you want to know whether you have everything you should have to prevent operational failures and maintain an efficient, secure and professionally run data centre we can help you. If you would like to know more please…