To deal with the ever-increasing torrent, data centers are looking for new ways to address four key objectives: maximizing uptime, optimizing energy usage, detecting potential risks, and defending against cyberattacks.
Uptime Institute’s Management and Operations (M&O) Stamp of Approval process is designed to incorporate the learnings of more than 25 years of site visits at critical facilities around the word to assist data center owners and operators to introduce consistency, transparency, and industry best practices into their own data center management and operations processes.
As the data center build-out continues across the globe, many more people will be needed to design, build, and operate this critical infrastructure. The demand will exacerbate staffing shortages—but by how much?
Outage avoidance remains a majority priority for operators of mission critical systems
April 26, 2021
When asked about their most recent significant outage, over half of the respondents to Uptime Institute’s 2020 Global Survey of Data Center and IT Managers who reported an outage in the past three years estimated its cost at more than $100,000 (of which almost a third reported costs of $1 million or above).
Three facilities received the industry recognition
March 30, 2021
The Uptime Institute’s M&O Assessment and Stamp of Approval Program incorporates the learnings of over 25 years of data center assessments and consultations at critical facilities around the world into best practices.
In this episode of Data Center Minute, Amy Al-Katib, editor-in-chief of Mission Critical, talks with Uptime Institute's vice president of research, Rhonda Ascierto, and executive director of research, Andy Lawrence. Watch the interview to hear what they predict for the data center industry in 2021.
Digital growth fuels strong demand for data center capacity
February 1, 2021
To create the forecast, Uptime Institute Intelligence estimated demand for more than 230 specialist job roles (organized into nine job domains) needed to design, build, and operate data centers. Estimates are based on industry input and extensive expert advice from across Uptime Institute.
Data centers garnered a lot of attention in 2020 as many companies shifted to an entirely remote workforce and stay-home orders increased user demand. Let’s take a look at the top 20 articles of the year to see which topics drew the attention of our readers.