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Data center auditing

by John A Herbert | Director


Datacenter audit - Imagine for a moment the consequences following a power outage or air conditioning failure in your data centre, your losses could be counted in the millions, coupled with disaffected customers your business may take months to recover.

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Always on is the mantra, however reality often blocks the way, the Uptime Institute reported that the cost of an information outage caused by just a single infrastructure failure can sometimes exceed the whole annual budget for your infrastructure operation.

Furthermore, while infrastructure failures only represent less than four percent (4%) of all outage events, they account for twenty five (25%) or more of all outage downtime.

Since we can't yet operate high density data centers without electrical power, and the requisite cooling, the E&M infrastructure is a critical element of data centre operation. And operator and managers need a tool to ensure that all practical measures have been undertaken to ensure the stability, and reliability.

Why Audit?

Why does a data centre require an audit?

Unlike other environments data centers are unique in that they are continuously evolving IT and communication requirements, technology and hardware upgrades.

Even for new build data centers, between initial conception and closeout will most likely change the IT equipment hardware configuration.

Furthermore over time new hardware, and IT configurations are added to cope with increasing demand, this requires additional electrical power and computer equipment. For example newer blade servers allow more IT capacity to be fitted into a standard computer rack than ever before, but can the air conditioning system cope?

Unchecked data centre expansion affects the stability of the E&M infrastructure systems

In the same way as an accountant reviews your finances to ensure that all the credits and debits matched, a data centre audit verifies that the data center infrastructure is sound, and operating correctly.


Kelcroft's data centre audit is a annual report card, based on a technical review of the essential E&M infrastructure that underpins your entire data centre operations.

It is a systematic methodical assessment of the essential, and non-essential Building Services (E&M) that support your data centre.

Data centre audit comprises:

  • Condition survey
  • Technical audit of the M&E infrastructure
  • Record site environmental data
  • Verification of management systems
  • Reliability analysis
  • point failure analysis
  • Historical outage review

The findings from the audit investigation is packaged and presented as comprehensive report - provide a report card on the health of your data centre.


Designing the critical support systems to keep you operational 24/7, benefits:

  • Experience matters
  • Millions of square feet online
  • Professional responsive approach
  • Personal service
  • Trusted results

data center checking infrastructure audits for creating value added data centers, and mission critical facilities in Hong Kong, China, Asia.

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Kelcroft helps you creates international standard state of the art data centers, computer rooms, and mission critical facilities giving you trouble free operation and peace of mind. With millions of square feet operational you can trust Kelcroft's expertise to design, and deliver a problem free data center environment.

A regular datacenter audit ensures that the critical systems are working properly

Kelcroft's international data center experience delivers a competitive edge for your business. Our experience expertise includes:

Mechanical services design

  • Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning
  • Indoor air quality
  • Close control air conditioning
  • Contamination control
  • Cogeneration plants
  • Cooing towers
  • Thermal storage
  • Temperature and Humidity control
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Building automation systems

Electrical services design

  • Power distribution
  • Backup power generation systems
  • Grounding, bonding, and earthing
  • Lighting
  • Lightning protection
  • Reliability Analysis
  • Telecommunications
  • Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS)

Fire protection design

  • Total Gas Flooding suppression
  • Fire alarm systems
  • Fire detection systems
  • Smoke Control
  • Pre-action fire protection systems
  • VESDA system

Security design

  • CCTV
  • Personnel Access control
  • Alarm systems
  • Intruder detection and alarm

Plumbing and drainage design

  • Water detection
  • Flood protection


Further Information

For further information regarding Kelcroft's services, call today, our Hong Kong office telephone: +(852) 2335 9830, send us a fax +(852) 2335 9862, or send us an email message