Intelligent CIO Middle East Issue 23 - Page 96

TECH TALK centres themselves. This is where the services of a Commissioning Authority (CxA) can greatly aid project success. While the owner maintains decision- making power and thus control over the process, a skilled (CxA) team can deliver the expertise, guidance, and direction needed to make informed commissioning decisions. Gary Williams, Director of Commissioning at AESG integrated system. This will involve a complete power down and an automatic restart. Bringing in the experts The manner in which commissioning is executed is strongly dependent on the particular organisation’s needs. But often due to lack of time, resources or expertise, in-house teams are unable to properly commission their data 96 INTELLIGENTCIO The objective of commissioning is to ensure the highest level of reliability and it provides organisations with a reassurance that their critical physical subsystems are tightly integrated and work together. Any enterprise designing and deploying a data centre should leverage this high-return service to realise greater availability, efficiency and security through the entire duration of their data centre’s operation. About the author Gary is the Director of Commissioning in AESG, a firm specialising in the provision of commissioning, commissioning management, energy and sustainability consultancy in the Middle East. He practiced the highest level of Commissioning Project Management extensively in Europe, Near East and Middle East. n “Well integrated systems that have been tuned and optimised offer better performance, reduce maintenance and administrative overheads and even scale back energy requirements.”