Is it cost effective to protect assets with
clean agent fire suppression systems?
Data centers are one of the principle, and more notable areas that benefits from a clean agent suppression system. With the trend of everything going digital, there is a booming demand for digital storage space, which in turn means data centers operating with high-density configurations. The increase in the amount of processing power generates a significant heat issue within the data center and thus heightens the risk of a fire. Conventional cooling methods, for the rapidly expanding data centers, are proving to be insufficient. The industry is continuously working on developing cooling management technologies. In the meantime, the high heat density poses a real risk of fire, and a potential for catastrophic “down time”.
The financial implications of downtime start at about $10,000 an hour for smaller companies, and go up significantly from there. A new industry research report released by Emerson Network Power*, reports that businesses lose an average of about $5,000 per minute in an outage. At that rate, $300,000 per hour is not something to dismiss lightly. While downtime happens for various reasons, a clean agent fire suppression system is a simple preventative tool to secure the most favorable outcome and remove unnecessary vulnerability.
*Understanding the Cost of Data Center Downtime: An Analysis of the Financial Impact of Infrastructure Vulnerability; Emerson Network Power