This white paper examines the most frequently reported root causes of data center downtime and recommend cost-effective solutions, design strategies and best practices for eliminating these vulnerabilities. These recommendations are designed to significantly reduce the frequency of unplanned data center outages while simultaneously addressing key business concerns for CIOs, including improving energy efficiency, reducing total cost of ownership and maintaining end-user satisfaction.

This paper also will explore the value of proactive service – including preventive maintenance and data center assessments – and how these proactive investments can be used to identify subtle weaknesses in a business-critical infrastructure, and optimize a facility for performance and efficiency.