Posted On: June 23, 2015
Topic: Company News
It’s a fact: countless companies suffer from outdated data center infrastructures (you know who you are). And every single day those companies are rolling the dice not only with their own data but with their clients’ data as well. The average lifecycle of a data center is a mere 15 years, with the most recent boom of data center build-outs taking place after Y2K. When you do the math on that one, it quickly becomes apparent that many organizations are sitting on a ticking time bomb. Here are the top items that could potentially spell disaster for your IT department:
Most data centers, while adequate when they were built, are now under-designed to support today’s market for (kW) power per cabinet. If this sounds bad, that’s because it is.
Power density in racks is higher than it’s ever been, with each rack drawing 28 kW of electricity. The byproduct of each watt is additional heat—which must be removed from the rack and ultimately the data center. Without adequate HVAC cooling to remove the increased heat generated by increased power, you could get burned. Literally.
And while servers don’t struggle in the heat as much and people might think (as evidenced in a study by the University of Toronto), downtime from a data center fire is a real threat. Even when following failover best practices, sprinkler systems and dry gas suppression systems can cause tremendous damage to your infrastructure. We know the havoc water can wreak. But what you might not know is that Halon Gas can be extremely corrosive to equipment and the environment. So unless you’re using something clean like Fike’s ECARO-25, which is non-conductive or corrosive, you’re looking at a lengthy—and expensive—rebuild of your data center. Not fun.
Let’s face it, data breaches won’t be slowing down anytime soon. And with the ever changing IT landscape of PCI, HIPAA, ISO, and SSAE 16 becoming increasingly complex, there are now more requirements than ever to be compliant. For PCI alone there are more than 400 controls and sub-controls that must be implemented. According to the Verizon 2015 PCI Compliance Report, 67% of organizations did not adequately test the security of all in-scope systems and “four out of five companies still fail at interim assessment.” In other words, most companies fail to sustain the security protocol that they’ve put in place. Whoopsie.
Poor CIOs. There are all kinds of factors keeping them up at night including resource strain, budget allocation, and increased usage of video conferencing and database applications. On top of that, a global study commissioned by Brocade found that many organizations still rely on outdated data center infrastructures. The statistics are alarming:
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