Data Centers: The Maintenance We Miss
Start Time: 10/5/2016 2:15:00 PM
End Time: 10/5/2016 3:15:00 PM
It's not uncommon for data centers to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars a year maintaining vital equipment. A typical maintenance budget can run one to three percent of the initial capital investment for each year of operation, and this amount goes up as the equipment ages. Maintenance is a necessary investment to achieve high levels of reliability, but curiously many corporations' maintenance budgets are underfunded, they don't fund the maintenance of the skills and knowledge of the people. This presentation outlines ways to increase funding for a variety of maintenance initiatives.
1. Discuss typical data center budget allocations
2. Understand keys to balancing maintenance/training spend to avoid human down-time error
3. Highlight ways to encourage the effective team behaviors
4. Analyze how to justify budgeting to maximize reliability and ensure the mission critical team is up to task