In the broadening data center cost-saving and energy efficiency discussion, data center physical infrastructure preventive maintenance (PM) is sometimes neglected as an important tool for controlling TCO and downtime. PM is performed specifically to prevent faults from occurring. IT and facilities managers can improve systems uptime through a better understanding of PM best practices.
In challenging economic times, companies look for new ways to control costs and improve efficiency.
To address these issues, manufacturers are taking a hard, strategic look at Maintenance, Repair and
Operations (MRO) supply. Commonly known as "indirect materials," MRO supply includes a vast array
of items that support internal operations, ranging from safety gloves and office supplies to spare parts for mission-critical industrial equipment and tooling.