To run a successful IT organization, leaders need to consider time, cost, and productivity; and at the core of any modern business, the data center is the most critical department. In most organizations, if data is lost, the impact to their process can be devastating. And data is often lost due to a power outage or other type of electrical disruption. The root cause of any electrical event is typically the aging electrical infrastructure or an infrastructure that has been neglected for a long time. These conditions are forcing facility managers to look for ways to increase safety, reliability, reduce maintenance costs, and minimize risk by minimizing unscheduled downtime.
Traditionally, facility managers modernized or replaced the aging infrastructure with new equipment. While this can alleviate issues for a short time, it is not a permanent fix. Business leaders should reassess how they develop and implement a modernization strategy, or even how they manage their electrical distribution systems. Instead, they should move from a reactive model to a more proactive approach by incorporating technology like asset performance management systems.