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