Intelligent Data Centres Issue 43 - Page 17

DATA CENTRE PREDICTIONS

REPORTS HIGHLIGHT KEY CONSIDERATIONS FOR COMBATTING DATA CENTRE DIFFICULTIES

Experts in the data centre space highlight some of the anxieties felt across the industry and offer their best practice advice , based on market reports , to address some of these pressing concerns for industry leaders .

Anew report concerning data centre outage figures have further underlined the need for facility stakeholders to eliminate performance uncertainty in all equipment , according to Alfa Laval .

The Uptime Institute ’ s annual 2022 Outage Analysis report noted that one in five organisations reported ‘ serious ’ or ‘ severe ’ outages , with the proportion of unplanned downtime costing over US $ 100,000 , rising to 60 % from 39 % in 2019 . Prolonged downtime – lasting 24 hours or more – has similarly risen from 8 % of all outages in 2017 to 30 % now , sparking questions of how these upward trends can be curbed .
Faced with these worrying statistics , Gemma Reeves , Data Centre Specialist for Alfa Laval , is advising data specifiers not to de-prioritise aspects of a site ’ s infrastructure when looking for solutions , including cooling . Specifically , she is highlighting the role of certified and accredited equipment in safeguarding against downtime and allowing resources www . intelligentdatacentres . com
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