See how this new tool can analyze the efficiency of your data center setup and systems, and identify areas for improvement

by Brianna Crandall — May 22, 2019 — Data Specialties Inc. (DSI), a provider of data center design-build services, just announced the release of its complimentary Data Center Report Card. This new tool enables information technology (IT) and facilities personnel to quickly see a full picture of their data center operations, while arranging a complimentary assessment by a DSI professional.

Analyzing actual setup and systems — UPS power, air-conditioning, cabling, monitoring and reliability — the Data Center Report Card produces a picture of how reliable your data center is. By assigning ratings to these factors and understanding redundancies, reliability, capacity for growth, and other details, data center managers have an opportunity to review various scenarios and identify areas for improvement.

The Data Center Report Card integrates information from multiple elements within a typical data center deployment. As the effectiveness and efficiency of data center design and functionality vary based on size and layout, the Report Card takes into consideration the square footage and number of racks in the data center, as well as the kilowatts (kW) per rack and tier classification.

By grading your data center operations, the Report Card helps IT and facilities managers (FMs) benchmark performance. After filling out the Report Card and self-grading their data center, data center personnel will have the opportunity to schedule a complimentary assessment and audit with a DSI representative.

Phil Rafferty, co-founder and president, DSI, observed:

The Data Center Report Card is a useful tool for those operating the data center to understand the efficiency of their setup and operations. Whether used to validate performance, estimate future capacity, or as the starting point for a complete assessment to determine requirements for a redesign or new data center, the Report Card is designed to provide a visualization of your data center’s functionality. As a self-rating system, its flexibility encourages users to think strategically about their existing data center and determine useful next steps.

To take advantage of this offering and subsequent complimentary consultation from Data Specialties, visit the Data Center Report Card webpage.

Data Specialties Inc. manages all aspects of site selection, design, construction, commissioning and maintenance of mission-critical data centers throughout the US. Since 1991, DSI’s designs have delivered the reliability demanded today, and the scalability and flexibility to accommodate any future moves, additions or changes.