Questions and answers from Uptime Institute’s webinar
May 22, 2020
On March 31 Uptime Institute hosted the webinar COVID-19: Minimizing Critical Facility Risk. Much of the content was based on the Uptime Institute report COVID-19: Minimizing Critical Facility Risk. Here, you’ll find the questions (Q) attendees submitted, organized by topic and answered (A) by Uptime Institute experts.
The DoD is supporting FEMA and other health authorities
May 20, 2020
The hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) deployed in support of the nation's COVID-19 response efforts, and will serve as a referral hospital for non-COVID-19 patients currently admitted to shore-based hospitals.
The company and its partners join forces to battle COVID-19
April 14, 2020
Power management company Eaton is using its manufacturing, 3-D printing expertise, and partner network to fulfill a JobsOhio order for rapid production of 360,000 reusable face shields to strengthen the state’s fight against the virus.
Consistent access to energy is key for mission critical entities that bear the responsibility of enabling industrial and digital infrastructure to operate continuously. As battery technology has evolved to cater to the industrial-specific energy demands of power grids, data facilities, solar and wind farms.
Critical power environments often rely on highly trained professionals to maintain worker safety while protecting facility equipment. “Safety by design” describes a comprehensive approach, incorporating practical and feasible electrical distribution saftey designs.
Readiness tool launched to assist Michigan schools, students during school closures
March 13, 2020
While teachers in Michigan are using online and blended teaching strategies to supplement today’s modern classroom, most schools are not prepared technologically to shut down for extended periods of time and transition all instructional activities to an online format. In an effort to support statewide preparedness activities, Michigan Virtual has created a School Closure Learning Continuity Readiness Rubric.
Fire is the second-leading cause of failure (after power issues), according to a 2015 Capitoline survey, and the risk is increasing as greater power densities (20-plus kW per rack) are housed in more confined spaces.
Whether enterprise, colocation, or edge data centers, no other facility is host to the sheer amount of business-critical information that data centers hold, and, therefore, no other facility faces as significant a business consequence in the event of a power outage.