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Article: “Changing The Oil In Your Data Center”

This is just a quick update before everyone heads out for the holiday weekend.

If you haven’t already done so, I encourage you to check out the May 16, 2008 issue of Processor magazine (Vol.30, Issue 20). Drew Robb interviewed me for his latest article, entitled “Changing The Oil In Your Data Center.”

Maintenance neglect is an all-too-frequent cause of unplanned data center downtime. This people-related problem stems from improper documentation of the maintenance process, failure to adhere to a set maintenance schedule, and the overlooking of critical systems. In the article, Robb talks with me about the value of implementing a scheduled maintenance plan to ensure reliable data center operations.


He also includes insights from several other data center professionals, including Steven Harris, director of data center planning at Forsythe Solutions Group (, and James Rankin, a CDW technology specialist ( To read the full article, please visit the Processor website at

Have a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend!