Some data centers have recently experienced outages which have occurred both because of actual fires and by routine fire drills, when the data center fire suppression systems were deployed. As servers evolve to hold increased capacities of data, they have become more fragile. The sound or shockwave of a clean agent fire suppression system can damage servers. When a fire suppression system can cause an outage, it becomes a completely different problem for data centers to mitigate, in addition to the risks of actual fires.
During Data Center Dynamics Zettastructure Conference, two separate businesses provided different data center solutions that will make server rooms both safe from fires and the clean agent fire suppression systems that protect them.