A Day in the Life of a Data Centre Supervisor
If you’re reading this blog, you are probably somebody who follows the data centre industry closely and are use to reading about the data centre trends and developments. With all this in mind, I thought I would give you a high level insight of a day in a life of a data centre supervisor with some of our best practices that we follow in our facility.
I am responsible for the day-to-day operations at our North West London facility that include, managing the team of data centre technicians, supporting our clients, maintaining the high operational standards, as well as following our PPM plan.
As the data centre supervisor I have a number of tasks every morning as well as a checklist that our on-site data centre technicians would carry out. I have listed the 4 key points from my checklist below:
1. Data Centre Security
When my day starts at 07:00 I have to make sure all of our security cameras are running effectively as well as checking the security night report, this can be obtained by on site security or from our third party monitoring centre.
2. Data Centre Cooling
Also included in my morning checklist is to check the facilities temperature and humidity graphs that are retrieved from a number of probes placed within the data halls. I have to make sure we stay within our data centre service level agreement (SLA) and this is carried out by a number of alarms in place that will alert us 24 x 7 of any fluctuations.
3. Data Centre Operations
As you know the data centre needs 100% uptime. Firstly I would check our on-site power generation and then move onto our three string UPS system to check for any unusual activity.
4. Data Centre Cleanliness
I believe a clean data centre is a happy data centre. My team of data centre technicians are always making sure the data halls are clean, dust free and well presented.
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As a data centre supervisor, I believe everything is your business and this is exactly why I go that extra mile to make sure all our customers are always fully supported and comfortable with every aspect of our service.
Jesse South - LDeX Group Data Centre Supervisor