23 May 2008

23 May 2008

Article: “Changing The Oil In Your Data Center”


Category: Uncategorized

This is just a quick update before everyone heads out for the holiday weekend.

If you haven’t already done so, I encourage you to check out the May 16, 2008 issue of Processor magazine (Vol.30, Issue 20). Drew Robb interviewed me for his latest article, entitled “Changing The Oil In Your Data Center.”

Maintenance neglect is an all-too-frequent cause of unplanned data center downtime. This people-related problem stems from improper documentation of the maintenance process, failure to adhere to a set maintenance schedule, and the overlooking of critical systems. In the article, Robb talks with me about the value of implementing a scheduled maintenance plan to ensure reliable data center operations.


He also includes insights from several other data center professionals, including Steven Harris, director of data center planning at Forsythe Solutions Group (www.forsythe.com), and James Rankin, a CDW technology specialist (www.cdw.com). To read the full article, please visit the Processor website at http://www.processor.com/).

Have a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend!


Comments (6)

  1. Social Network Web Design on 27th May 2008

    Sometimes when things are going too well, we tend to forget or neglect checking the systems for possible malfunction in the future. I agree that a scheduled maintenance would greatly prevent unexpected downtime and other issues that would stem from it.

  2. caroline on 27th May 2008

    Does anyone have experience of mobile broadband coverage in Cornwall? I travel down their regularly and am thinking about signing up with a mobile broadband provider but have heard coverage can be poor in some rural areas. I’ve been looking at various different mobile broadband providers here: http://www.broadband-expert.co.uk/broadband/mobile and am leaning towards Vodafone.

    Any advice would be great. I don’t want to sign up and find I’m paying for a product that doesn’t work!

  3. mike on 29th Aug 2008

    I am looking for information on when fire protection is needed for below raised floor areas in data centers. Specifically how much data and power cabling is allowed w/o clean agent protection. Any information on flame spread, smoke developed, etc. for cabling would help.

  4. Pam on 1st Oct 2008

    I have two Rittal TS8s and one Rittal PS 4000. If all the coated Cat 6 cabling does not fit within the holes provided in the top panel, can we just either 1) lose the top entirely or 2) have a fabricator make the holes bigger?

    I would greatly appreciate any feedback.

  5. Peter on 1st Oct 2008


    Remove the top entirely.

    Then, fill in the top with http://www.gaphog.com/ to prevent air mixing.

    Pete Sacco

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