This article talks about how Data Center reliability can be improved by making use of an EAM system
EAM Systems Increase Data Center Reliability
Data Centers, although a relatively new industry are already the life line of the digital age. Businesses of all sizes and industries make use of Data Centers for data storage, backup storage and remote processing. The real value to business is that data centers provide 24/7/365 access.
Storing or processing data offsite in an always on Data Center, helps lower in-house IT expenses especially for those businesses conducting 24 hour business or operating internationally. The key to Data Center success is the confidence of clients that their data will be accessible 99% of the time.
Data Center reliability can only come from extensive redundancy plus a proactive
inspection and maintenance program designed for the early identification of problems.
EAM systems in a Data Center Environment
An EAM system creates a database upon implementation that identifies each asset, its location, description, bar coding, costs and installation date. As each work order is completed it is added to the asset’s history file. Data Center managers can then run customized reports to generate which assets need to be inspected, have preventive maintenance performed or need to be scheduled for replacement.
With an EAM system Data Center Managers will always know where their assets are, what condition they are in and their complete work management history. This type of information enables asset managers to be proactive in identifying future problem assets, reducing unplanned downtime and thus increasing data center reliability.
Other Data Center EAM Benefits
Early problem identification is not the only benefit of implementing an EAMsystem. Other benefits include reduction of paper flow, lower emergency repair labor costs, faster problem response time and the lengthening of assets useful life cycle.