Infrastructure & Operations

Data Center Contractor Selection Scripted Interview

Data center facilities call for specific industrial design and engineering requirements to meet needs for fire-protection, power provisioning, stand-by power, cooling,...

Data Center Contractor Scripted Interview Scorecard

When meeting with potential contractors for the build of a new data center, organizations should use a scripted interview to aid in the decision making process. Each...

Data Center Contractor Reference Check Checklist

Building a data center is a complex and expensive project that requires the assistance of contractors, especially in the design and planning stages. Selecting the right...

Data Center Site Selection and Security Checklist

Whether it is an existing building or a new construction site, IT must cover due diligence by completing a site evaluation for each potential location. Use a building...

Data Center Fire Protection and Suppression Selection Guide

Selecting fire protection and suppression systems for the data center requires an understanding of the decision points and options available. Although largely regulated...

Data Center Fire Protection and Suppression Vendor Criteria Checklist

While preliminary decisions can be made by IT, the final decision and selection process should be done by consulting a fire engineer. However, not all fire engineers are...

Build a Data Center

42% of IT leaders have been tasked with completing a data center build-out in 2010. Often, the organization lacks previous experience building a data center.

Disaster Recovery Primary Site Restoration: Home Sweet Home

Establishing operations at the recovery site is only the first half of the work involved in disaster recovery. At some point, services and systems must be returned to...

Disaster Recovery Plan Execution: This is Not a Test!

When disaster strikes, normal operations of the enterprise are suspended and replaced with operations spelled out in the disaster recovery plan (DRP). Recover from the...

How to Test Your DRP

Do not wait until the DRP is put into action to discover weaknesses in disaster recovery processes. Run a full test of the enterprise's DRP to uncover flaws before an...
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