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  1. Data Center Facility Staff Duties

    Every data center is different; size, structure, and complexity vary from site-to-site. The goal of facility management is to keep the site up and running, to avoid outages and maintain uptime. Where much of facility management’s energy is devoted to monitoring the system, it takes considerable time and resources to install and maintain equipment. Where monitoring needs to be owned...
  2. Balancing a Data Center Budget

    Tips on Balancing a Data Centers Budget It happens every year, it did for me, and I’m sure it does for you. Fourth Quarter Budget Surplus  That time when you begin to plan for the next year, while deciding what to do with the current year’s budget surplus. Click here to view, print and share a pdf of this article...
  3. Cleaning a Raised Floor

    Cleaning a Data Center Raised Floor Beware Dirty Floors In most cases, a data center’s under floor is also its air plenum.  Not cleaning beneath a raised floor can result in contaminants being drawn into sensitive computer equipment, which can cause overheating and shorten their life. Under floor contaminants will also contribute to dirtier environment throughout the raised floor area...
  4. Generator and Stored Fuel

    Back-up Diesel Generators and Stored Fuel The importance of diesel generators is well known by the facilities and IT personnel of a data center, especially in the event of a power failure. Due to this fact, much emphasis and resources are put into the generator's physical maintenance, but - much too often a very important factor is neglected, the on-site...
  5. Generator Maintenance

    Being prepared for Power Outages…Diesel Generator Maintenance Power outages occur; they are practically unavoidable, that’s why diesel generator backups are such an important part of the data center industry.  My data centers didn’t need our backup generators very often, but when we did, it was critical that they be ready to go at a moment’s notice.  Knowing whether or not...

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