Data Center Operations Assessment
M&O Stamp of Approval Program
In today's digital world, your data center is more important than ever. A single mission critical data center can house information representing hundreds of thousands of dollars, and vast amounts of sensitive data integral to keeping businesses running smoothly and efficiently. Maintaining uptime is of utmost importance. Most downtime can be attributed to human error, which is often preventable with the use of correct methods and techniques.
By having the proper infrastructure in place and educating staff and management personnel, data center downtime caused by human error can be minimized.
Uptime Institute is the global authority on data center standards and Tier Certification. Through more than 25 years of experience consulting at global critical facilities and data centers, we have created the Management & Operations Stamp of Approval Program incorporating some of the learnings and best practices of critical facilities around the world. By having your facilities assessed by the data center operations audit program, you will show your stakeholders you have confidence and dedication in your operations.
Once your business goes through an Uptime Institute data center management assessment, we deliver recommendations for minimizing downtime and help your data center teams introduce the industry's best practices to create a consistent and transparent data center operations program. We tailor our recommendations to complement your operation's dedication to limiting human error and to ensure your business has the process, procedures, and resources needed to keep downtime to a minimum.
Questions about the M&O Program?
Tom Jacob, Data Centres Director, Datacom
Andrew Schaap, CEO, Aligned Energy
Mike Casey, Chief Data Center Officer, STACK INFRASTRUCTURE
Herb Alvarez, Director of Global Data Center Engineering & Critical Facilities, AIG
Stephan Abraitis, Senior Director of Critical Environments, RBC
Protecting Your Data Center Assets from the #1 Cause of Unplanned Downtime
In fact, bad operational practices are 5x more likely to negatively impact a data center than any other cause.
The M&O Stamp of Approval is a holistic assessment of…
- staffing and organization practices
- maintenance and operations activities
- management and planning
Benefits of Getting a Data Center Operational Assessment
Establish Consistency Across Data Centers
Our M&O Program understands these challenges and provides a framework to address them with consistent, repeatable processes.
Reduce Incidents of Human Error
Our M&O Program helps you create better processes and drive collaboration. This helps to establish better communication across levels and departments, resulting in more robust procedures, more consistent behaviors, and the adoption of industry best practices in your team.
Drive Continuous Improvement
Our M&O Program helps critical facility teams align their practices around operational excellence, providing them with the process, procedures and industry best practices that scale across groups, departments, and cultures to create discipline and a culture of continuous improvement.
Reduce the Number and Severity of Incidents
Our M&O Stamp of Approval Program reduces the number and severity of incidents that have a meaningful impact on your OpEx and CapEx expenditures.
Reduce Insurance Premiums
Our M&O Stamp of Approval is recognized by various insurance underwriters as a metric for risk and may reduce your premiums.
Improve Maintenance Plans
Our M&O Program analyzes your data center's deferred and predictive maintenance procedures, equipment life-cycle plans and vendor support plans to provide recommendations for improving your maintenance protocols.
Set Up Better Employee Staffing Practices
Our M&O Program fully assesses your training, staffing, organization and management protocols to identify potential process improvements.
Demonstrate a Commitment to Operational Excellence
Our M&O Stamp of Approval Program is widely considered the leading program of its kind in this industry, and completing it successfully commands a level of respect for your organization.
Key Behaviors of the Data Center Management & Operations Assessment
Global Data Center Owners & Operators Rely on Uptime Institute
The M&O Stamp of Approval shows that your data center's operations have been thoroughly assessed and mitigate risk. By putting Uptime Institute recommendations into place, your data center can reduce the opportunity for human error, enhance uptime percentages and improve working conditions. With an M&O Stamp of Approval, you will prove to stakeholders, insurers and management that your data center facility excels in this demanding industry. Some insurance companies offer better insurance policy terms and rates to data center owners who have earned the M&O Stamp of Approval.