Planning for unplanned outages

It takes vigilance to keep the data center up and running

5-23-16_UPS_hero_325x429The Ponemon Institute’s 2016 Cost of Data Center Outages study shows that the cost of unplanned data center outages is rising fast. Sponsored by Emerson Network Power, the report finds that the average cost of a data center outage has increased from $505,502 in 2010 to $740,367 today. That’s a 38 percent rise in just five years!

Other key findings include:

  • Downtime costs for the most data center-dependent businesses are rising faster than average.
  • Maximum downtime costs for 2016 are $2,409,991.
  • Maximum downtime costs increased 32 percent since 2013 and 81 percent since 2010.
  • UPS system failure continues to be the number one cause of unplanned data center outages, accounting for one-quarter of all such events.

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APC’s products, solutions, and partnerships are redefining the data center

apcAPC has a long reputation for excellence, from its early years as a manufacturer of Uninterrupted Power Supplies to its modern incarnation as a division of global energy heavyweight Schneider Electric. Its industry-leading cooling solutions, power supplies, backup appliances, modular InfraStruxure server architecture and more have made it the go-to brand in data centers around the world.

Bridging the gap between enterprise and building management

APC’s premier Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) software suite, StruxureWare, is a comprehensive solution for monitoring and optimizing the data center’s assets, resource use and operation status. Rated as a leader in Gartner’s 2015 Magic Quadrant for DCIM software, StruxureWare bridges the gap between the IT department and management of the hardware operation and environment – enabling maximum efficiency and operational performance throughout the data center.

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