Data Center Industry News and Insights from Uptime Institute
Data Center Industry News and Insights from Uptime Institute
Data Center Industry News and Insights from Uptime Institute
Uptime Institute Journal is our industry blog, collecting commentary and insights from our global consultants, partners and network of thousands of clients world-wide.
Uptime Institute Journal is our industry blog, collecting commentary and insights from our global consultants, partners and network of thousands of clients world-wide.

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Delivering IT in 2018 is All About Accountability!

It has always been incredibly difficult to align an organization's business needs and strategies with the underlying information technologies required to get there. For many years, the long-tenured IT organization was given a tremendous amount…

Fire Suppression Systems Bring Unexpected Risk

Hazards include server damage from loud noise during discharge of inert gas fire suppression systems By Kevin Heslin, with contributions from Scott Good and Pitt Turner A downtime incident in Europe has rekindled interest in a topic that…

Delivering IT in 2018 is All About Accountability!

It has always been incredibly difficult to align an organization's business needs and strategies with the underlying information technologies required to get there. For many years, the long-tenured IT organization was given a tremendous amount…

Fire Suppression Systems Bring Unexpected Risk

Hazards include server damage from loud noise during discharge of inert gas fire suppression systems By Kevin Heslin, with contributions from Scott Good and Pitt Turner A downtime incident in Europe has rekindled interest in a topic that…

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Avoid Failure and Delay on Capital Projects: Lessons from Tier Certification

How insights from Tier Certification of Constructed Facilities avoids unforeseen costs and errors for all new projects By Kevin Heslin Uptime Institute’s Tier Classification System has been a part of the data center industry lexicon…

Moscow State University Meets HPC Demands

HPC supercomputing and traditional enterprise IT facilities operate very differently By Andrey Brechalov In recent years, the need to solve complex problems in science, education, and industry, including the fields of meteorology, ecology,…

Achieving Uptime Institute Tier III Gold Certification of Operational Sustainability

Vantage Data Centers certifies design, facility, and operational sustainability at its Quincy, WA site By Mark Johnson In February 2015, Vantage Data Centers earned Tier III Gold Certification of Operational Sustainability (TCOS) from…

Economizers in Tier Certified Data Centers

Achieving the efficiency and cost savings benefits of economizers without compromising Tier level objectives By Keith Klesner In their efforts to achieve lower energy use and greater mechanical efficiency, data center owners and operators…

Tier Certification for Modular and Phased Construction

Special care must be taken on modular and phased construction projects to avoid compromising reliability goals. Shared system coordination could defeat your Tier Certification objective By Chris Brown Today, we often see data center owners…

Arc Flash Mitigation in the Data Center

Meeting OSHA and NFPA 70E arc flash safety requirements while balancing prevention and production demands By Ed Rafter Uninterruptible uptime, 24 x 7, zero downtime...these are some of the terms that characterize data center business…

Failure Doesn't Keep Business Hours: 24x7 Coverage

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A statistical justification for 24x7 coverage By Richard Van Loo As a result of performing numerous operational assessments at data centers around the world, Uptime Institute has observed that staffing levels at data centers vary greatly…

Unipol Takes Space Planning to a New Level

Municipal requirements imposed difficult space considerations for Italian insurance company’s Tier IV data center By Andrea Ambrosi and Roberto Del Nero Space planning is often the key to a successful data center project. Organizing…

Examining and Learning from Complex Systems Failures

Conventional wisdom blames “human error” for the majority of outages, but those failures are incorrectly attributed to front-line operator errors, rather than management mistakes By Julian Kudritzki, with Anne Corning Data centers,…

IT Chargeback Drives Efficiency

Allocating IT costs to internal customers improves accountability, cuts waste By Scott Killian You’ve heard the complaints many times before: IT costs too much. I have no idea what I’m paying for. I can’t accurately budget for IT…

Australian Colo Provider Achieves High Reliability Using Innovative Techniques

NEXTDC deploys new isolated parallel diesel rotary uninterruptible
 power supply systems and other innovative technologies By Jeffrey Van Zetten NEXTDC’s colocation data centers in Australia incorporate innovation in engineering design,…

Switzerland's First Tier IV Certified Facility Achieves Energy Efficiency

Telecommunications company Swisscom AG builds a new data center in Berne, one of seven Tier IV data centers in Europe By Beat Lauber, Urs Moell, and Rudolf Anker Swisscom AG, a Switzerland-based telecommunications company, recently built…

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