Latest operations publications
Overall, there are many key considerations when looking to optimise data centre performance, but ensuring resilient power, efficient cooling and gaining real-time visibility for mission-critical environments is crucial for any operator.
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.
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).