NTT is one of the largest data center suppliers in the world, with more than 160 data centers in 20 countries. As a subsidiary of Tokyo-based NTT, NTT Global Data Centers Americas operates data centers in key markets across the U.S., including Ashburn, VA.; Dallas, TX and Sacramento, CA. Under construction are new campus sites in Chicago, IL; Hillsboro, OR.; and Santa Clara, CA.
NTT’s hyperscale data center facilities offer custom, end-to-end, tiered solutions. Hyperscale refers to the ability of an IT system or architecture to scale-up quickly in response to increases in demand. According to Global Market Insights, the hyperscale market is projected to grow from $20 billion in 2018 to $65 billion by 2025.
The portfolio of assets for NTT Global Data Centers Americas numbers in the thousands, including large batteries, chillers, transfer switches and switch gears, UPS systems, and 10 to 20 diesel generators per building. Multiple equipment redundancies ensure backup if a problem occurs.
Lee McClish, manager of maintenance and reliability, joined NTT Global Data Centers Americas in 2017. Based on NTT’s Ashburn data center campus, his charge was to establish a facility-wide maintenance and reliability program for the company.
eMaint Computerized Maintenance Management (CMMS) software was already in place when he arrived. A CMMS such as eMaint is a proven tool for assuring proper maintenance management. It enhances efficiency and productivity by scheduling and tracking maintenance tasks, keeping a historical record of the work performed, documenting activities for all machines, and supporting capital planning for asset replacement.