Evaluate the existence, as well as the correct implementation, of the effective operational regime involving possession of operationally conducive infrastructure as well as skilled and capable human resources accompanied by precise policies and procedures that are practical and geared for high-availability.
Assessing the resilience of the data center as relevant to its ultimate goal which is business continuity and application delivery. This is directly linked to the organization’s recovery point objectives (RPO) and involves measuring availability across layers, redundancies, disaster prevention, protection and recovery systems, methods, resources and possibilities.
Evaluate embedded efficiency mechanisms in order to reduce total cost of ownership (TCO), emission production and carbon footprint, advocating efficiency across the board. This includes maximized energy savings and green initiatives within feasible limits and involves not only designing and implementing efficient technologies, but also efficiency in methods and resources utilization.
Assess the established safety and security measures to ensure that proper security throughout the application ecosystem’s supporting infrastructure and operation of both physical and IT aspects is protected well under explicit control and surveillance. It also requires that all vulnerabilities towards potentials hazards and disaster risks are absolutely minimized, ensuring that the lives of individuals and the wellbeing of computing assets are not at risk and fully protected at all times.
Analyzing the capacity of utilized infrastructure components that are scalable and suited for intelligent growth without compromising redundancy or sacrificing redundant components to serve the growing capacity needs. Doing so makes the data center dynamic, capable and competent to accommodate for future changes, while maintaining Grade (G) level classification and the required redundancies.
Analyze the measure of effective creativity and promotion of innovation in selection of technologies, modern in approach, systems and methodologies that make the data center operationally conducive, cost-effective, reliable, safe to the assets, stakeholders and the environment in design, component selection, implementation and operation.