How can you avoid making major mistakes when operating and maintaining your data center ( s )? The key lies in the methodology behind your operations and maintenance program . All too often , companies put immense amounts of capital and expertise into the design of their facilities . However , when construction is complete , data center operations are an afterthought . This whitepaper explores the top ten mistakes in data center operations .
For years , the data center industry has accepted that human operational error , not poor data center design or engineering , is the number one cause of data center downtime . Uptime Institute recognizes this with its Tier Standards on Operational Sustainability . As the industry begins to adopt these ratings , regulators , insurers and end users are all going to be increasing their scrutiny of data center operations .
Now is the time for companies to evaluate their data center operations programs . They must be able to clearly articulate operational requirements and design an operations program based on the risk profile of the data center . However , the road to creating an industry-best operations program will not be easy , especially for those companies whose core expertise is not in business critical facilities . � www . intelligentdatacentres . com