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Datacentre Audit / Datacenter Audit

John A. Herbert
by John A. Herbert

Data centre 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 centres 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 does a data centre require an audit?

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

Even new data centres, 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 cooling system cope?

Unchecked 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 centre infrastructure is sound, and operating correctly.

End Users

End users often assume that a datacentre will perform as advertised, experience indicates otherwise. The US based Uptime Institute, creator of the Tier I-IV specification have added there considerable support, recommending an independent audit, trust but verify.

independent auditing recommended by Uptime Institute

Having an independent consultant audit your infrastructure provides confirmation that your teir3 datacentre delivers your promises to your customers.


Kelcroft's data centre audit is an independent your report card for the essential E&M infrastructure that underpins your 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

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

    the experts recommend an Annual data centre audit to ensure that the critical systems are working at peak performance

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

    Mechanical Services design

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

    Electrical Installation

    • Power distribution
    • Backup power generation systems
    • Grounding, bonding, and earthing
    • Lighting
    • Lightning protection
    • 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


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