Now more than ever, it is vital for data centers to maintain world class facility operations. Costs of outages are increasing: The average cost of a data center outage has gone from $505k in 2010 to $740k in 2016. That is $8,851 A MINUTE. 88% of these unplanned outages are caused by human or technical error, and only 12% are weather related.
For a company like Schneider Electric, with an estimated total of 25,00 assets across 18 data center sites to manage, it is critical that every location operates at peak performance. Schneider Electric specializes in the development of technologies to make energy safe, and provides project management services to help clients get their processes up and running.
Schneider Electric’s mission to clients is to deliver world-class operational efficiency and reliability in critical environments, and employ expertise, process and procedure and technology to the data environment. A Computerized Maintenance Management System like eMaint can be a key ingredient to the success of that promise by helping to support infrastructure, keep uptime at 100%, and keep costs down. eMaint includes a variety of application and operational security, disaster recovery as well as network and infrastructure security. Other benefits include:
The Schneider Electric team captures downtime, wrench time, tasks, hours spend on equipment, and Preventive Maintenance (PM), Corrective Maintenance (CM) and Predictive Maintenance (PdM) data to generate reports.
Internal and external regulatory compliance
The team uses eMaint’s maintenance scheduling tools to keep heating and cooling of the centers at safe levels and achieve OSHA compliance.
Higher customer satisfaction
Each Schneider Electric client is provided with a personalized solution for their unique needs and challenges. With eMaint, Schneider can also should clients data on where they were when they started working with them, compared to where they are now
Rapid implementation of CMMS system
The system was fully implemented in just a few a months with their eMaint partnership. The go-live process was smooth, and they had assets onboarded from existing systems using an eMaint Excel template worksheet. Their eMaint master account can be duplicated and updated when new clients come onboard as well.
Project scope analysis
Using eMaint, Schneider can field questions on project scope based on real data for added value to present and future customers.