It’s a simple question — how do you define mission critical? But the answer can be a bit complicated. As facility owners, operators, designers, and engineers, we need to consider what aspects of our businesses, enterprises, and facilities are truly critical to the missions we are tasked to perform.
Most data centers are considered “mission critical.” But some enterprises now have such inherent reliability in their enterprise software and site failover capability, that an entire data center can fail and the “mission” is essentially unaffected. So are their data centers still truly mission critical?