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Edge data centre operations challenged by exposure to the elements, ASHRAE bulletin warns

Data centre efficiency and reliability standards body ASHRAE has released a technical bulletin addressing the environmental and sustainability challenges of small edge data centres.

Edge computing is a rising and trend in the IT industry and refers to infrastructure that stores and processes data closer to its source, outside of the enterprise or cloud data centre.


What constitutes a well-run data centre?

The Uptime Institute espouses its tiering structure to describe a data centre’s physical resilience; however, this is a rather narrow scope when considering ‘availability’.

Building a resilient, highly-available data centre is only the initial, embryonic phase of its lifetime. For the following 15-20 years, how one operates and maintains a data centre is far more important than how it was built (that said, it does need to be built right in order to be operated to its maximum potential).