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Auditors Conflict of Interest Published on October 21, 2016 Edward van Leent Chairman & CEO at EPI Group of Companies Last week I was attending the Data Centre World Asia which took place in Singapore. We had a lot of traffic at the booth and one of the visitors had a...
In order to measure the performance of a data centre, we require Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). A KPI is a measurable value that demonstrates how effectively a company is achieving key business objectives. Organisations use KPIs to evaluate their success at reaching targets.  Practically therefore, KPIs are designed to benchmark...
The recent Delta Airlines incident sent a shockwave through the data centre industry. According to the airline company, ‘a critical power control module at our technology Command centre malfunctioned, causing a surge to the transformer and a loss of power. The universal power was stabilized and power was restored quickly....
The global release of the EPI-DCOS® has created a big wave in the industry. One of the questions often heard is ‘What are the data centre operations standards out there and how do we compare them’?  With this short article we attempt to provide an overview of standards and guidelines...
What are the data centre operations standards out there and how do we compare them?   The table below provides a quick comparison of the standards and guidelines which can be considered for data centre operations and maintenance processes.   ISO DCOS M&O Stamp of Approval TIMS Owner ISO EPI Uptime...
This question often arises when professionals are faced with the expiry date of their hard earned qualification.  They question how much new information will be in the current version of the training material versus the training material they had when they attended the course. Re-certification has great value for both...
A data centre is a dedicated space where companies store and operate the majority of their information and communications technology infrastructure (data centre infrastructure) that supports their business. A typical data centre will have redundant power quality controls and backup power system, data communications connections, environmental (cooling) controls such as air-conditioning...
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