The concept of Murphy’s Law – “anything that can go wrong will go wrong” – is essential to consider in data center planning. Data center managers should assume that Murphy’s Law is true and plan for redundancy and the possibility of an outage. An outage can cause downtime…and nobody has time for that.
We wanted to recap some of the “best” data center articles from the past couple months, so you can get your fix all in one place. Make sure to check back each month for the latest recaps and other fun and informative posts!
Outages can be caused by any number of events such as fire, network glitches, human error, major disasters and equipment failure. Here are a few of the articles that caught our attention:
- County Offline after Data Center Fire (no backup data center)
- Human Error – can cause as much as 75% of downtime!
The real issue is not whether data centers will go out or how long they will stay dark, but rather how prepared you are to deal with it.
We suggest following a structured cabling system and planning for redundancy. The TIA-942 standard includes guidelines for data center design and installation of a data center (including physical spaces and structured cabling infrastructure).
Follow the TIA-942 best practices and build a structured cabling system with no single points of failure for power, cooling or data connectivity.