Data center outages can last anywhere from seconds to hours. But regardless of the length of time a system is down, unexpected downtime can cost you revenue, customers and brand loyalty. This is why it’s critical to ensure continuous monitoring against common culprits for data center downtime. Even if you have a DCIM, it is ideal to have a redundant system that can provide immediate notification of alarms from your UPS, PDU, and other critical equipment.
Here are some of the top causes of data center downtime and strategies for how you can prevent them from happening in your data center.