Fast Guide: Data center metrics and standards

Implementing standards and metrics can help ensure that a data center is run smoothly. By clearly defining metrics a business can increase its productivity; however, if metrics are unorganized or poorly defined a company can begin to slide down the slippery slope toward chaos.

Data center standards and metrics

Implementing standards and metrics can help ensure that a data center is run smoothly. By clearly defining metrics a business can increase its productivity; however, if metrics are unorganized or poorly defined a company can begin to slide down the slippery slope toward chaos. Employees can become frustrated because their tasks and goals are not clearly defined for them, which will hurt their job satisfaction and affect how a data center...

is run. Because the data center is the hub for the entire business, making sure that a data center has clearly defined metrics must be a priority for every manager. In order to help with that task, SearchDataCenter.com has put together this Fast Guide to set you on the right path.

Data center standards and metrics

 

 

Syska Hennessy proposes new data center performance metric
Syska Hennessy has proposed a new data center performance metric that it says is more detailed than the Uptime Institute Inc.'s tier system.

Uptime Institute warns against tier standard misuse
Data center executives and Uptime Institute Inc. directors say the IT community is misappropriating Uptime's tier classification system for data center performance.

Making sense of metrics
One of the most common questions people ask about performance dashboards is "How do we define effective metrics?" The answer is important because the metrics govern how employees do their jobs.

Data center standards
With a slew of standards updates and regulation changes all your free time could be spent pouring over documentation. In an attempt to shorten the curve and provide information on impact, we offer you this quick primer.

TIA-942: Cookie cutter or cost cutter?
The TIA-942 standard, entitled Telecommunications Infrastructure Standard for Data Centers, weighs in at 148 pages, and covers everything from site selection to rack mounting methods.

 Using ASHRAE specs for data center metrics
What are temperature and humidity values that will be acceptable in a multi-vendor installation and where are they measured?

ASHRAE considerations for data centers
The issue of sound in data centers is usually overlooked. Read why sound emmision is important in the data center and why you may need to take it more seriously.

Data center goes green for energy savings
IT doesn't do "green." Hardware refresh cycles are constantly shrinking, sending tons of server flotsam into the waste stream. Equipment is packed so densely that companies are requiring hundreds of watts per square foot in their facilities.

This was first published in August 2006

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