Dispatch from the Head Sherpa

Welcome to the second quarter of 2012 – have you gotten all your projects lined up yet? Thought about any refreshes you may want to do? If you’re like most business owners, you’ve decided how to put your budgets to the best use this year – replacing aging workstations with those more likely to improve employee efficiency.

But have you thought about refreshing technology NOT related to your employee workstations? What about your data or server rooms? Most of the time, these rooms get left behind in the push to update and evolve business technology. But you shouldn’t take for granted that once a data room is set up, that that’s all you need to monitor in it.

If you have a server room like most SMBs, you need some kind of temperature and air flow controllers. But how long has it been since you’ve checked AC filters or humidifiers, or heck, even a thermometer in that room? Although most data equipment is designed to run well at slightly elevated ambient temperatures, that doesn’t mean you should leave your systems to chance. A sudden hot streak can be the undoing of even the most updated server room.

Now, more than ever before summer really starts, you should take the time to evaluate your cooling systems in your data storage room. Does an aging AC unit need supplementation or replacement? Should you add more fans? Perhaps you’ve added some equipment and would like the peace of mind of a monitoring system that can be checked remotely.

Whatever option you choose, now is the time to make sure you have a quality systems check so that in the heat of summer, systems data failure won’t happen to you.

If you’d like more information on how MySherpa® can help you with your server room cooling needs, or if you just want to discuss your plan, we’re here to help. Please call me at 302-781-3006, and we’ll get you pointed in the right direction.



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