DCN May 2016 - Page 26

design & facilities management BIG CHALLENGE Lowie Van Rymenant of Pentair explores some ways to ensure service availability in a world of Big Data. M odern society relies heavily on the Internet. Whether it is checking emails, booking a holiday, watching the latest TV series or managing a global company. With 26 more than three billion people online, daily activities are dependent on the effective operation and fast speed of the Internet to process enormous amounts of data, and any downtime can have a substantial impact in our always on, always connected world. Data centres are at the heart of all Internet based activities, where all of the information is processed and stored. The data centre sector is expanding and its standards are continuously evolving to ensure that this critical infrastructure is efficient