In recent years, data centre infrastructure has become significantly more reliable and management practices have improved, so it would be fair to expect that the number of reported downtime incidents is decreasing. But this is not the case.
According to a 2018 survey by Uptime Institute, 31% of respondents experienced a downtime incident or severe degradation in the last year and 48% reported at least one outage at their site or at a service provider in the last three years.
Downtime is expensive. It costs both time and money and can have grave consequences for organizations that are not sufficiently prepared.
According to Gartner, downtime costs $5,600 per minute on average. This results in average costs between $140,000 and $540,000 per hour depending on the organization. Some factors that contribute to the costs associated with downtime include:
Sunbird’s Data Centre Infrastructure Management (DCIM) software allows data cente mangers to avoid unplanned downtime that can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars per outage and wreak havoc on your business. Some of the ways to prevent human error and maximize uptime with DCIM are:
With Sunbird DCIM software, you can simulate failover and test what-if scenarios with reports that identify available capacity to ensure coverage in case of failure, visualize data centre and facility health status with a red-yellow-green color-coded health map that provides an at-a-glance view of rack load levels, line currents, and environmental conditions, and be alerted of threshold violations with automated emails that enable the quick identification of hotspots and potential trouble issues. With these capabilities, DCIM will help protect your infrastructure in the event of a data centre disaster.