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Maintaining the right facilities for MITA Data Centres The efficiency and availability of Government

Access Control, Building Management System

ICT services delivered by MITA depends heavily

and CCTV.

on its data centres facilities. Without reliable data centre services, MITA would find it difficult

In line with international standards and best

to meet its current service delivery requirements

practices of Data Centre operations, MITA

and hard to meet its hosting growth targets.

undertook several technical initiatives to ensure structured approach to its TIER III mandate,

MITA currently operates two main Data Centres,

namely:

with critical systems hosted on ‘active-active’

• Preventive maintenance programme for all

geo-clustered set-up.

critical components supporting the Data Centre functions in close coordination

The Facilities Management Department is

with Change Management and the Control

actively involved in the day to day operation

Centre;

of the MITA Data Centre in an effort to achieve

• Proactive and Practiced Failover

high level of functionality and maximise

Simulations - carried out on regular basis

operational efficiencies. This includes

to assess and confirm site infrastructure

management of Data Centre floor space

behaviour in case of faults and malfunctions;

and back of house support rooms, including

• Energy audits and analysis to ensure

Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning

operational sustainability practices in line

systems, Standby Generators, UPS systems,

with Uptime Institute guidelines and EU

Electrical distribution, Fire protection and

Code of Conduct for Data Centres. The

security management systems, including

in-house Energy Metering system monitors energy consumption aimed at improving and measuring energy efficiency including specific dashboards:

· Widget with real time outside temperature, Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) rating and power loads parameters

· History data of the PUE rating correlated with the outside temperature

· Energy Cost information

• Physical security reviews

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