When dealing with data storage and distribution, it’s vital to follow standards. In that way, it’s not a matter of solving a riddle after a puzzle with hidden clues to access what you need or to troubleshoot a problem.
was created and put in place for a reason, and that is to ensure ease of use, maintenance, and security. If your center does something in a standardized way then another user comes along who is totally unfamiliar with the standards, chances are they will struggle with access or performing maintenance.
One sure way to help everyone in your organization adhere to standards is with data center training. It provides the skills and understanding required to design, implement, test, run, and troubleshoot a system. When everything is done according to industry-driven standards, everyone is operating on the same page, making the entire process run smoothly.
When your staff and users are fully trained in standards, you can have confidence that your center is in full compliance with architecture, mechanical, electrical, and telecom requirements. The risks of downtime will be minimized or eliminated entirely.
If you have more questions about standardization, the team at EPI will be happy to answer them for you.