Intelligent CIO Middle East Issue 23 - Page 94

TECH TALK (Com)mission accomplished: Streamlining Data Centre operations with commissioning Data centres are expected to be more efficient than ever but how do you ensure reliability? Gary Williams, of AESG, explains the benefits of data centre commissioning which he describes as a ‘reliability science’. 94 INTELLIGENTCIO A pplications and data are the lifeblood of business today and modern data centres are expected to deliver near 100% availability while remaining highly efficient to meet cost and ‘green IT’ objectives. While enterprises in the Middle East invest heavily in designing their data centres and fitting them with the best servers, storage, power solutions and cooling, many fail to conduct the tests necessary to ensure