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      On-site maintenance support service enforces change management protocols when your facility is exposed to risks.

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          White Paper #178
          A Framework for Developing & Evaluating Data Center Maintenance Programs

          Inadequate maintenance and risk mitigation processes can quickly undermine a facility’s design intent. It is, therefore, crucial to understand how to properly structure and implement an operations and maintenance (O&M) program to achieve the expected level of performance. This paper defines a framework, known as the Tiered Infrastructure Maintenance Standard (TIMS), for aligning an existing or proposed maintenance program with a facility’s operational and performance requirements. This framework helps make the program easier to understand, communicate, and implement throughout the organization. Read more about : White Paper #178
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          White Paper #2
          Top Ten Mistakes in Data Center Operations

          How can you avoid making major mistakes when operating and maintaining your data center(s)? The key lies in the methodology behind your operations and maintenance program. All too often, companies put immense amounts of capital and expertise into the design of their facilities. However, when construction is complete, data center operations are an afterthought. This whitepaper explores the top ten mistakes in data center operations. Read more about : White Paper #2
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          White Paper #4
          The Importance of Critical Site Documentation and Training

          All studies of downtime in mission-critical environments come to the same conclusion: human error is a leading cause. The most effective way to fight this threat to your business is with the double-edged sword of documentation and training. Properly trained facility personnel understand how the infrastructure works, how to operate and maintain it safely, and how to respond when the equipment does not function as expected. Thorough, accurate, and readily accessible documentation is both the foundation of this knowledge and the means to implement it. The establishment of a comprehensive documentation and training program is a crucial, but rarely achieved goal. This white paper describes the proper methodology for building an effective, organized program that addresses the special requirements of critical environments. Read more about : White Paper #4
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          White Paper #5
          A Practical Guide to Disaster Avoidance in Mission Critical Facilities

          A disaster preparedness plan is crucial to organizations operating in 24/7/365 environments. With zero disruption the goal, management must carefully evaluate and mitigate risks to the physical infrastructure that supports the mission-critical facility. While business continuity planning typically addresses Information Technology, this paper reviews and discusses the requirements of the facility’s infrastructure as part of a comprehensive business continuity disaster plan. Without a proper disaster mitigation plan for the facility’s infrastructure, the overall business continuity plan is built on a risky foundation. If a natural, human, or technological disaster strikes your facility, are you and your infrastructure prepared? Does your organization have procedures in place to prepare for severe winter storms, earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, or other disasters? Surviving tomorrow’s disaster requires planning today. Read more about : White Paper #5
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          White Paper #7
          Maximizing Uptime in Mission Critical Facilities

          As technology reaches into every corner of our world, the importance of, and reliance on, your mission critical facility reaches new heights. Uptime is no longer a lofty goal, it is an absolute necessity. However, uptime is not a product that you specify with the design of your facility, install, and then forget about. A facility designed to 99.99% of availability will not achieve / maintain that number, unless we fully understand the many factors that affect uptime. Maximum Uptime is a philosophy. It begins with the planning of your facility, and remains a continuous process through every step of design, construction, commissioning, operations, failure analysis, and recommissioning. Read more about : White Paper #7
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          White Paper #83
          Mitigating Fire Risks in Data Centers

          This paper provides a clear understanding of the creation, detection, suppression, and prevention of fire within mission critical facilities. Fire codes for Information Technology environments are discussed. Best practices for increasing availability are provided. Read more about : White Paper #83
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          White Paper #102
          Monitoring Physical Threats in the Data Center

          Traditional methodologies for monitoring the data center environment are no longer sufficient. With technologies such as blade servers driving up cooling demands and regulations such as Sarbanes-Oxley driving up data security requirements, the physical environment in the data center must be watched more closely. While well understood protocols exist for monitoring physical devices such as UPS systems, computer room air conditioners, and fire suppression systems, there is a class of distributed monitoring points that is often ignored. This paper describes this class of threats, suggests approaches to deploying monitoring devices, and provides best practices in leveraging the collected data to reduce downtime. Read more about : White Paper #102
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          White Paper #103
          How Monitoring Systems Reduces Human Error

          Surprise incidences of downtime in server rooms and remote wiring closets lead to sleepless nights for many IT managers. Most can recount horror stories about how bad luck, human error, or just simple incompetence brought their server rooms down. This paper analyzes several of these incidents and makes recommendations for how a basic monitoring system can help reduce the occurrence of these unanticipated events. Read more about : White Paper #103
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          White Paper #125
          Preventative Maintenance Strategy for Data Centers

          When blade servers are densely packed, they can exceed the power and cooling capacities of almost all traditional data centers. This paper explains how to evaluate the options and select the best power and cooling approach for a successful and predictable blade deployment. Read more about : White Paper #125
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          White Paper #195
          Fundamentals of Managing the Data Center Life Cycle for Owners

          Just as good genes do not guarantee health and well-being, a good design alone does not ensure a data center is well-built and will remain efficient and available over the course of its life span. For each phase of the data center’s life cycle, proper care and action must be taken to continuously meet the business needs of the facility. This paper describes the five phases of the data center life cycle, identifies key tasks and pitfalls, and offers practical advice to facility owners and management. Read more about : White Paper #195
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          Data Center Operations Rely on Communication between Facility Management and IT

          A partnership between facility management and IT will ensure the best possible data center design that takes into consideration the long-term needs of both operational areas. Read our blog post to learn more. Read more about : Data Center Operations Rely on Communication between Facility Management and IT
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          The Importance of Data Center Life Cycle Management

          One of the biggest challenges for data center professionals is managing the life cycle of data center equipment in a way that optimizes performance while reducing downtime. Read our blog post to learn more. Read more about : The Importance of Data Center Life Cycle Management
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        Impact of design attributes on cost of prefabricated vs traditional data center Learn more about : Prefabricated vs Traditional Data Center Cost Calculator

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        Impact of physical infrastructure technology and growth plan strategies on key design parameters Learn more about : Data Center Design Planning Calculator

        Schneider Electric Data Center Reference Designs


        Validated and documented plans for how physical infrastructure systems are to be engineered, configured, and laid out, as well as for describing which specific components are used Learn more about : Schneider Electric Data Center Reference Design

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        Impact of data center attributes and pricing model on TCO Learn more about : Data Center Build vs. Colocation TCO Calculator

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        Impact of physical infrastructure design changes on capital costs Learn more about : Data Center Capital Cost Calculator
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        • Data Center Life Cycle Services

          Life can be hard but running your data center doesn't have to be-- at least when you use Schneider Electric's Data Center Life Cycle Services.
        • The Value of Data Center Life Cycle Services

          The role of data centers in business has never been more critical. Services are key to designing, starting up, and operating a data center at peak performance while assuring availability. Schneider Electric is here to help with our data center life cycle services offer organized under one Schneider Electric umbrella.
        • The Data Center Life Cycle: Operation Services

          Data Center Operation Services from Schneider Electric can turn your data center nightmare into a dream by helping you cut costs and increase data center performance, reliability and efficiency throughout the entire Data Center Life Cycle.
        • Data Center Reference Designs

          Designing and building a data center can be a headache. That’s why Schneider Electric has mapped out an easy way to plan, build and deploy a data center with Data Center Reference Designs.