I’m sure most, if not all of you, have heard about Amazon Web Services recent outages at their data centers – could any of these outages been helped by data center thermal imaging? The power, cooling and support systems are vital to the continuous flow of information in data centers and telecom facilities. If you had the ability to identify and resolve heat-related issues in your mission critical environment would you do it? Performing data center infrared thermography or thermal imaging predictive maintenance on your critical support infrastructure is a must and should be seriously considered in your regular data center maintenance schedule.
We want to share a great article from The Data Center Journal regarding Data Center Maintenance and how critical it is in keep your facility up and running. It points out that lack of data center maintenance is the root cause of anywhere from a third to a half of downtime
events in the data center. It also mentions the 2011 study of data center managers conducted by Ponemon Institute and sponsored by Emerson Network Power: This study shows that on average the cost of data center downtime was approximately $5,600 per
minute, and the survey's average reported incident length of 90 minutes makes the average cost of a single downtime event to be approximately $505,000—surely that is something most data center managers cannot afford. Here is an excerpt from the article: