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Can Companies Really Expect 100 Percent Data Center Power Uptime?
What would your data management world be like if you had 100 percent uptime starting from day one? Would it be a situation where there’s never anything that goes wrong or one where you are so on top of every potential issue that users never experience anything other than stellar performance? The latter may imply stress-filled situations, but the reality is that ScaleMatrix (News - Alert) makes it easy.
According to a recent Power Strategy Experts case study, ScaleMatrix has a revolutionary new data center approach that enables flawless performance. For Server Technology (News - Alert) customers, this means a partner that enables the data center power solutions company to deliver the solutions users need with maximum uptime, cost control, ultimate reliability and the ability to sleep soundly at night.
It sounds like a lofty goal, but the reality is that ScaleMatrix custom racks are positioned as the best in the industry. Chris Orlando, CSMO and Co-Founder of ScaleMatrix noted that Server Technology’s data center power solutions have remained tried and true for them throughout the last 10 years within seven data centers. By partnering with Server Technology, the company is able to control costs, simplify their operations and work with a partner who understands the business and can help with growth plans.
Feedback from ScaleMatrix extends beyond these accolades. They point to the 100 percent performance tested PDUs and SPM power management solution that allows them to promote a 100 percent uptime guarantee. Over the past three years, this technology has ensured zero downtime for ScaleMatrix’s Houston and San Diego facilities for the last three years. But that’s only half of the story – it has also enabled the company to provide customers with a 30 percent power savings, ensuring they get more value out of their relationship with ScaleMatrix.
This kind of cost savings and uptime is nearly unheard of in the industry at large. Yes, companies want 100 percent, but are generally guaranteed just shy of this lofty goal. In Service Level Agreements throughout the world, 99.99 percent uptime is an acceptable level, giving the technology provider a little cushion in case something should go wrong with the applications in place. If 100 percent is delivered, then the company goes above and beyond.
This is definitely setting a new standard in the data center power industry, one where the performance of the center is gaining in overall importance. Companies continue to generate and capture more data and use it to better their position in the market. This isn’t likely to change in the near future, making it essential that optimal performance stay a priority. For many, that means turning to Server Technology.
To learn more about what this company is doing for Scale Matrix, take a look at the case study in full.
Edited by Rory J. Thompson
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