Data Center

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A Data Center is a dedicated space where companies store and operate the majority of their information and communications technology infrastructure (data centre infrastructure) that supports their business. A typical data centre will have redundant power quality controls and backup power system, data communications connections, environmental (cooling) controls such as air-conditioning and fire detection/suppression/prevention infrastructure, and a high level of security protection. Depending on the scale of business, a data centre might consist of a simple rack with computer equipment or it could be a room or even a building housing many cabinets with a huge array of equipment that could consume as much power (electricity) as a small city. A typical data centre has a raised floor with cabling ducts running underneath to feed power to the cabinets. The environment is controlled, with both temperature and humidity monitored to ensure reliable performance and operation of the systems within. Generally, the data centre is setup with back-up chillers, cabling, safety and security controls, fire detection/protection systems and water detection systems. Survey results show that in more than 78% of the cases, data center operator/owners chose the ANSI/TIA-942 standard when it comes to designing & building a data center.

How Critical Your Data Centre Is:

  • Modern data centres are characterized by spaces filled with ever-increasing numbers of server racks and various types of electronic equipment are regarded as mission-critical facilities that must maintain 24 x 365 business continuity.
  • The total cost of downtime is not limited to revenue losses, but can ultimately also include Productivity Losses.
  • Numerous users across an organization rely on IT-delivered services and applications and any downtime will greatly reduce their productivity, often resulting in work grinding to a halt.
  • Customer Disruption. Customers can suffer from disruptions in customer service and support systems, leading to dissatisfied customers who may take their business elsewhere.
  • Damage of Reputation. Disruptions can negatively impact the reputation of the organization, leading to a loss in future sales.
  • Isolation and Repair Costs. The cost of downtime also includes the costs to find and fix the problem.
  • Loss of Data and Records.
  • Lawsuits