Those [data center operators] that cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it

train-wreck-steam-locomotive-locomotive-railway-73821The sentiment in the headline is a pithy reminder of the importance of understanding the past.

The unfortunately long list of datacenter operators that suffered outages in 2017 would do well to heed those words.

Specifically, how can operators that don’t undertake a thorough root-cause analysis after an outage expect to prevent further downtime in the future?

I’ve been working with UK datacenter design company Future-tech that provides specialist forensic engineering services to help root out the causes of downtime and help harden facilities against future outages.

Head over to Future-tech’s site to see their take on the importance of thoroughly investigating the causes of unplanned downtime.

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