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Data centre audits are a key component of SCTi’s service offering. Conducting an audit includes several different measurements and deliverables which allow SCTi to create better, more customized solutions.

Activity:

Inspection to identify inefficient systems, configuration or operational practices.  Inspection activities include:

√ UPS capacity and redundancy
√ Load level of switch gear and PDU’s
√ Chiller and CRAC parameters

Deliverables:

– Report on inspected areas

Activity:

√ Establish benchmark of energy consumption
√ Gather usage information on power, cooling and lighting
√ Measure IT energy loads
√ Measure data centre total power input
√ Calculate PUE and compare to other data centres

Deliverables:

– Benchmark reference point

Activity:

Based on data centre attributes and benchmark create a business case with projected ROI to indicate value of improvements and estimated payback period.

Deliverables:

– Report detailing recommended action, cost for each action and estimated payback period based on projected energy savings

Activity:

Create model of data centre in current state and run a Computational Fluid Dynamics analysis to validate existing conditions and recommended changes.

Deliverables:

– Provide animated models, detailed spreadsheet of temperature profiles for each rack, CRAC efficiency and load factors and CRAC failure analysis