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  1. Disaster Recovery Planning

    Disaster Recovery Planning Click here to view, print and share a pdf of this article. The average cost of an unplanned data center outage is $7,900 per minute, a 41% increase since 2010.  The average outage lasted 86 minutes resulting in an average cost per incident of $690,000.  Ponemon Institute: 2013 Study on Data Center Outages With data center downtime...
  2. Improved Cable Management

    12 Tips for Improved Data Center Cable Management For many data centers managing cables is an afterthought.  Not having a plan or scheme in place prior to running cables, makes troubleshooting problems difficult.  Companies should develop cable management plans and guidelines prior to any cable installation. There are a number of low cost, easy to implement cable management solutions for...
  3. UPS System Preventative Maintenance

    UPS Systems & Preventative Maintenance   An uninterruptable power supply (UPS) is designed to provide emergency power to electrical equipment when the primary power source fails.  A UPS typically serves as a bridge between the primary power source and an auxiliary power system, like a diesel generator, to provide time to properly shut down sensitive equipment.  A UPS can either...
  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...

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