Schneider Electric Blog https://blog.se.com Global Specialist in Energy Management and Automation Tue, 17 Nov 2020 18:58:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Assessing Your Data Center Maintenance Program https://blog.se.com/datacenter/data-center-architecture/data-center-planning/2013/01/11/assessing-data-center-maintenance/ https://blog.se.com/datacenter/data-center-architecture/data-center-planning/2013/01/11/assessing-data-center-maintenance/#comments Fri, 11 Jan 2013 21:00:38 +0000 http://blog.schneider-electric.com/datacenter/?p=3796 It’s no secret that skimping on maintenance can lead to serious problems in a data center. But it can be difficult for data center operators to determine the appropriate level... Read more »

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Documentation and Training: Crucial Elements in Mission-Critical Data Centers https://blog.se.com/datacenter/data-center-architecture/data-center-operations/2012/12/06/documentation-and-training-crucial-elements-in-mission-critical-data-centers/ Fri, 07 Dec 2012 01:07:25 +0000 http://blog.schneider-electric.com/datacenter/?p=3467 As I wrote in a recent piece published in Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine, mission critical data centers are just that – critical to the business they serve. Simply put, that means... Read more »

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Reports and Procedures: Crucial Elements in Reducing Human Error in Data Center Operations https://blog.se.com/datacenter/data-center-architecture/data-center-operations/2012/08/28/reports-and-procedures-crucial-elements-in-reducing-human-error-in-data-center-operations/ Tue, 28 Aug 2012 14:03:20 +0000 http://blog.schneider-electric.com/datacenter/?p=2591 It’s no secret that the single greatest contributor to data center downtime is human error, a fact we’ve mentioned in previous posts such as this one. You can’t spend enough... Read more »

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7 Quick Tips for an Aging Data Center https://blog.se.com/datacenter/data-center-architecture/2012/08/08/7-quick-tips-for-an-aging-data-center/ https://blog.se.com/datacenter/data-center-architecture/2012/08/08/7-quick-tips-for-an-aging-data-center/#comments Wed, 08 Aug 2012 04:59:48 +0000 http://blog.schneider-electric.com/datacenter/?p=2681 Many people ask me questions about how to cope with the issues facing legacy data centers, such as insufficient capacity, aging infrastructure, or inadequate power and cooling. With the continuous... Read more »

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3 Costly Mistakes to Avoid With Data Center Operations Staff https://blog.se.com/datacenter/data-center-architecture/2012/07/26/3-costly-mistakes-to-avoid-with-data-center-operations-staff/ https://blog.se.com/datacenter/data-center-architecture/2012/07/26/3-costly-mistakes-to-avoid-with-data-center-operations-staff/#comments Thu, 26 Jul 2012 14:14:42 +0000 http://blog.schneider-electric.com/datacenter/?p=2150 For years we’ve been hearing that human error is the number one cause of data center downtime, or pretty much any IT failure for that matter. Yet many companies put... Read more »

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4 Mistakes to Avoid in Data Center Process and Procedure https://blog.se.com/datacenter/data-center-architecture/data-center-operations/2012/07/23/4-mistakes-to-avoid-in-data-center-process-and-procedure/ https://blog.se.com/datacenter/data-center-architecture/data-center-operations/2012/07/23/4-mistakes-to-avoid-in-data-center-process-and-procedure/#comments Mon, 23 Jul 2012 13:42:52 +0000 http://blog.schneider-electric.com/datacenter/?p=2111 As we mentioned in a previous post, human error is the cause of most data center downtime, rather than design flaws or system failures. Taking steps to avoid human error... Read more »

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Electrical Design and Maintenance Considerations in Data Center Disaster Avoidance https://blog.se.com/datacenter/data-center-architecture/2012/07/10/electrical-design-and-maintenance-considerations-in-data-center-disaster-avoidance/ https://blog.se.com/datacenter/data-center-architecture/2012/07/10/electrical-design-and-maintenance-considerations-in-data-center-disaster-avoidance/#comments Tue, 10 Jul 2012 16:29:46 +0000 http://blog.schneider-electric.com/datacenter/?p=2357 A sound disaster avoidance plan is crucial to ensuring the continuous 24x7x365 operation of a mission critical data center. The plan needs to cover numerous areas (as outlined in the... Read more »

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Data Center Operations Change Management https://blog.se.com/datacenter/data-center-architecture/data-center-operations/2011/10/21/data-center-operations-change-management/ Fri, 21 Oct 2011 04:15:50 +0000 http://blog.schneider-electric.com/datacenter/?p=628 It’s interesting to me just how many data center facility engineering teams operate without a formal change management process.  Usually, you can’t even perform a change on a single server... Read more »

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