When it comes to maintaining a data centre, you don’t want to leave anything up to chance. Poorly maintained facilities can have devastating consequences and that’s why prevention is better than cure. Here are our top three essentials to maintaining a data centre:

Air conditioning in a data centre is critical to ensuring that your IT infrastructure doesn’t overheat and catch fire. There are several server room cooling options out there that will match your specific needs and at Secure IT, we can advise you on the most suitable solution for your modular data centre. Some of the climate control options available to data centres include traditional chilled water air conditioning, cold aisle containment, rear door coolers and in-row cooling systems for standard and high density applications.

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This is an important one. If you have a climate control system in place, hopefully fire will never be an issue, but nevertheless, your data centre should be prepared for every possible threat. At Secure IT, we work with several fire suppression suppliers who offer a full range of suppression and detection solutions for modular data centres. When choosing a fire detection system, you’ll want one with a quick detection time that uses high-specification open digital communications. We work closely with suppliers who provide Novec, Inergen, Argonite, Water Mist and oxygen solutions.

We can advise on the best fire suppression systems for your data centre based on the layout of your facility, your IT infrastructure and the size of your data centre.

Security

It goes without saying that access security is paramount to any data centre facility. First of all, the building itself needs to be structurally sound and secondly, access controls need to be in place to prevent potential threats. At Secure IT, we offer a full range of security products for Modular Date Centres including card-swipe entry systems, FOB’s, Iris Retina Scanners and Biometric Readers. Our CCTV systems also offer high definition, 24 hour internal and external security filming.

Whether you’re looking for internal or external security measures, Secure IT can help advise you on the best products for your needs.

What do you see as being the most essential elements of maintaining a data centre?