Auditing

Auditing: – Data Centre, Disaster Recovery Centre & Communication Centre.

auditing image 1Upon larger investing been made in, Data Centre, Disaster Recovery Centre & Communication Centre, IT managers are now tasked with ensuring the upkeep and maintenance of their respective centres in light of power, cooling and space capacity challenges.

Moreover, they must ascribe to industry best practices for Data Centre, Disaster Recovery Centre & Communication Centre upkeep to keep their equipment running at optimal levels.

For this purpose, TechNocRacy offers its Auditing Service, a service which aims to give IT managers an objective view of their infrastructure, and imparts best practices in the design, management and operation of Data Centre, Disaster Recovery Centre & Communication Centre infrastructure.

TechNocRacy experts in Data Centre, Disaster Recovery Centre & Communication Centre design and operations compare your infrastructure against industry best practices, and identifies your overall risks and capacity challenges.

Scenario.

Consider for a moment the consequences following a power outage or air conditioning failure or fire defence system failure in your Data Centre, Disaster Recovery Centre & Communication Centre, your losses could be counted in the millions of Rands/Dollars, coupled with dissatisfied customers, your business may take months to recover.

99.99% operation of the centres is the objective, however reality often blocks the way, the “Uptime Institute” reported that the cost of an information outage caused by just a single infrastructure failure at most times exceed the whole annual budget for your infrastructure operation.

Furthermore, while infrastructure failures only represent less than four percent (4%) of all outage events, they account for twenty-five (25%) or more of all outage downtime.

Since we can’t yet operate high-density data centres without electrical power, and the requisite cooling, the electrical and mechanical (E&M) infrastructure is a critical element of Data Centre, Disaster Recovery Centre & Communication Centre operation. Operators and managers need a tool to ensure that all practical measures have been undertaken to ensure the stability, reliability and integrity.

Why the need for Auditing?

auditing image 2Unlike other environments Data Centre, Disaster Recovery Centre & Communication Centre are unique in that they are continuously evolving IT System and Communication, thus requiring, technology and hardware upgrades.

Even new Data Centre, Disaster Recovery Centre & Communication Centre, between initial conception and handover will most likely change the IT equipment hardware configuration.

Furthermore, over time new hardware, and IT configurations are added to cope with increasing demand, this requires additional electrical power and computer equipment. For example newer blade servers allow for more IT capacity to be fitted into a standard computer rack than ever before, but can the cooling system cope, or is there adequate power available in the centre?

Unchecked expansion affects the stability of the electrical and mechanical (E&M) infrastructure systems.

An audit verifies that the Data Centre, Disaster Recovery Centre & Communication Centre, infrastructure is in a sound and operating correctly.