The proverbial rhyme “For Want of a Nail” aptly illustrates the consequences of small actions not taken.
For want of a nail the shoe was lost.
For want of a shoe the horse was lost.
For want of a horse the rider was lost.
For want of a rider the battle was lost.
For want of a battle the kingdom was lost.
And all for the want of a horseshoe nail.
If this were updated and put into the data center, perhaps this rhyme would begin with the line:
For want of effective maintenance the UPS (or CRAC…) was lost.
Data center maintenance is an important component in ensuring maximum data center availability. Maintenance is more than simply a set of procedures. It is an overall strategy that requires clear objectives, well-defined roles and responsibilities, sufficient resources to accomplish the goals, and an organization that is committed to continuous operations.
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