Data Center Infrastructure Assessment

Data Center Infrastructure Assessment 2016-12-27T10:55:04+00:00

With all the money spent on disaster recovery planning, isn’t it strange that more than 70% of data center disasters are caused by readily preventable events?

Why do “obviously predictable” events cause more than 70% of data center disasters? The only possible answer is “because the risk should be obvious, but for some reason or other, it isn’t”. A Data Center Infrastructure Assessment can change that by prioritizing your data center’s shortcomings and making them known to those with the responsibility, and authority, to do something about the problem.

This analysis is conducted via non-forensic interviews that evaluate over 500 actionable areas of the data center’s infrastructure and hardening that can have direct positive impact on its resistance to process interruption. The following major categories are reviewed: site selection, building exterior, building architecture, parking area, inter-floor access controls, data center design, utilities: telecommunications, water, gas, electrical, electrical-mechanical systems, thermal control, detection and protection, physical security.

These interviews can be extended to include a more in-depth, expert forensic analysis of the center’s power, HVAC, structural capacities, wiring, connectivity, circuit allocation, utilization rates, maximum capacities, existing headroom, thresholds, UPS and generator (as applicable) capacities and lifecycles, etc. This in-depth analysis is explicitly focused towards mitigation and will pinpoint existing risks associated with these components.

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