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.
Includes assessments, certifications and educational offerings
May 6, 2020
Uptime Institute announced the availability of new remotely enabled versions of its globally recognized Tier Standard Certifications, Accredited Educational curriculum, Data Center Risk Assessment, Management & Operations Stamp of Approval, and Facilities Management and Operations services.
This advisory report has been produced by Uptime Institute, with the assistance of its clients and members, to help operators of critical infrastructure facilities prepare for, and respond to, the impact of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The steps discussed in this report will also help operators develop strategies and procedures for future epidemics.
Data center owners and operators have an exciting opportunity to reinforce grid stability, add new revenue models for internal and external clients, and ensure greater resiliency for their operations by utilizing energy storage systems that expand on existing proven systems with new approaches and innovative chemistries.
Designed for universal use in the field, with flexible and cost-saving connection options, including one-cable technology for uninterruptible power supply, the CU81xx series is suitable for a broad range of applications.
In the data center industry, equipment redundancy is widely utilized to achieve high system availability, often required to be in the range of 99.999% (five nines). However, the required level of redundancy is dependent on equipment reliability.
As operations move their compute load from large data centers to edge locations, organizations must adjust their network management processes to continue delivering the always-on uptime that customers have come to expect. To do so, they must invest in hybrid solutions.
In May of this year, the Uptime Institute unveiled its Outage Severity Rating (OSR) system, which according to the organization, aims “to help the digital infrastructure and data center community better understand and articulate service outages in the context of how each incident affects the business.”
On Demand Research shows that nearly half of mission critical organizations in the U.S. do not have an emergency preparedness plan in place. Last year alone, 65% of these organizations had to rely on generator power for more than 12 hours but still, a third don’t have a guaranteed agreement to ensure the generators at their facility will have critical fuel supply.