There are innumerable ways a data center fire can start. But one thing is for certain: an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure when it comes to protecting your valuable IT equipment. Learn about fire suppression from Instor here.
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.
A recent fire caused a major headache for Ford Motor Company, as the blaze shut down a key data center for the better part of the day, impacting the company’s ability to report sales data. See how proper emergency planning and backups can help save the day when it comes to fires and other disasters.
HI FOG fire suppression systems are being used in data centers in lieu of data center sprinkler systems and data center gaseous fire suppression systems. HI FOG offers an alternative method of fire protection that combines some desired features of both gaseous systems and sprinkler systems.
Do you have an effective data center fire suppression system to protect your businesss in the event of a fire? Data center operators must consider different risks and variables within their individual business' needs. The goal of any manager running a data center is to keep server rooms safely maintained on a daily basis, and in the event of a fire, maintain server uptime—as much as possible—while protecting IT equipment from fire damage. The best answer to those variables is going to be different for every data center.
Fires that erupt within a server room can quickly cause damage to IT equipment, and result in a lengthy loss of uptime for the data center. Earlier this week, Delta Airlines released its company’s financial losses, which total 150 Million dollars, due to its Atlanta, Georgia Headquarters data center crashing. Delta’s loss of uptime was caused by a small fire.