Originally published to ROOT Data Center’s blog.

Downtime is one of the costliest events for data center operators and their clients. IDC has reported that the average cost of an infrastructure failure is US$100,000 per hour. In the case of critical application failure that figure increases to US$500,000 up-to $1 million. For data center operators, an incident could severely damage the center’s place as a key partner with its clients – damaging their reputation and business in the long run.

100% uptime is critical for data center operators.

In order to maintain operations at their maximum performance, the traditional approach is to combine the expertise of a highly skilled engineers, a network of electronic sensors, and a support staff that monitor power and cooling infrastructure daily. Yet, despite this robust approach, the daily systems that monitor data centers are in fact compromised by the very people who physically walk the floors.

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