The Impacts of
Facility Downtime
and how to PREVENT them
@RLETechnologies
30%

23%

15%

8%

0%

Power Outage

Water Damage

Hardware Failure

Earthquake

Fire

Hurricane

Building Outage

Corrupt...
30%

23%

Alarm monitoring and direct notification
may circumvent
!

15%

8%

79% of the 

leading causes
!

0%

Power Out...
How Can You

MINIMIZE business downtime?

@RLETechnologies

image credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/36106576@N05/3895590...
Best Practices

for facility MONITORING
@RLETechnologies
Identify issues BEFORE they become critical
@RLETechnologies

image credit:http://www.stupid.com/cracked-up-mug.html
1) Snowballing effect
issues usually start small

@RLETechnologies

image credit: http://www.bobvila.com/articles/leaky-fa...
2) Localized alarms
are not enough

@RLETechnologies

image credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/thesundaytimesmarket/44202...
3) Alerts should be sent
before critical conditions occur

@RLETechnologies

image credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jos...
4) Alarms should go



to the appropriate people

@RLETechnologies

image credit: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/26951297740...
5) Redundancy



ensures alarms are received

@RLETechnologies

image credit: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/229402793238919...
DON’T WAIT for the damage to be done!
@RLETechnologies

image credit: http://www.etsy.com/listing/88175038/vintage-chronom...
1) Reactionary Mentality



is not acceptable

@RLETechnologies

image credit:http://www.pinterest.com/pin/236720524135735...
An Example of

reactive MENTALITY
- Facility lost one of three phases of utility power !

-

- Computer room A/C units con...
The Proactive
SOLUTION

- Power meters installed on the utility feed !

- Intelligent information pulled from the CRAC uni...
2) Downtime =



lost $$$

@RLETechnologies

image credit: http://www.lifehack.org/articles/money/8-ways-thinking-make-you...
The Impacts

of DOWNTIME
- Redirection of efforts towards recovery - Employee productivity & morale - Customer confidence ...
Health Care
$90,000.00
Retail
$1,100,000.00
Manufacturing
$1,610,654.00

Telecommunications
$2,066,245.00

Brokerage Opera...
Want to continue the conversation?
Connect with RLE Technologies here:
!

website: rletech.com
twitter: @RLETechnologies
f...
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Visually Speaking: The Impact and Prevention of Facility Downtime

  1. 1. The Impacts of Facility Downtime and how to PREVENT them @RLETechnologies
  2. 2. 30% 23% 15% 8% 0% Power Outage Water Damage Hardware Failure Earthquake Fire Hurricane Building Outage Corrupt Data Leading Causes of Business Downtime* *Source: Contingency Planning Research, a division of Eagle Rock Alliance @RLETechnologies
  3. 3. 30% 23% Alarm monitoring and direct notification may circumvent ! 15% 8% 79% of the 
 leading causes ! 0% Power Outage Water Damage of business downtime. Hardware Failure Earthquake Fire Hurricane Building Outage Corrupt Data Leading Causes of Business Downtime* *Source: Contingency Planning Research, a division of Eagle Rock Alliance @RLETechnologies
  4. 4. How Can You MINIMIZE business downtime? @RLETechnologies image credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/36106576@N05/3895590793/
  5. 5. Best Practices for facility MONITORING @RLETechnologies
  6. 6. Identify issues BEFORE they become critical @RLETechnologies image credit:http://www.stupid.com/cracked-up-mug.html
  7. 7. 1) Snowballing effect issues usually start small @RLETechnologies image credit: http://www.bobvila.com/articles/leaky-faucet/#.UvuYxUJdVNE
  8. 8. 2) Localized alarms are not enough @RLETechnologies image credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/thesundaytimesmarket/4420223529/in/photostream/
  9. 9. 3) Alerts should be sent before critical conditions occur @RLETechnologies image credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/josephleenovak/661986453/sizes/o/in/photostream/
  10. 10. 4) Alarms should go 
 to the appropriate people @RLETechnologies image credit: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/26951297740498874/
  11. 11. 5) Redundancy 
 ensures alarms are received @RLETechnologies image credit: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/22940279323891988/
  12. 12. DON’T WAIT for the damage to be done! @RLETechnologies image credit: http://www.etsy.com/listing/88175038/vintage-chronometer-from-russia-soviet?ref=v1_other_2
  13. 13. 1) Reactionary Mentality 
 is not acceptable @RLETechnologies image credit:http://www.pinterest.com/pin/236720524135735383/
  14. 14. An Example of reactive MENTALITY - Facility lost one of three phases of utility power ! - - Computer room A/C units continued to 
 run until critical failure ! - Automatic thermal shutdown of the servers @RLETechnologies
  15. 15. The Proactive SOLUTION - Power meters installed on the utility feed ! - Intelligent information pulled from the CRAC units ! - - Temperature sensors installed in strategic locations ! - Prevent future failures by providing proactive alarms @RLETechnologies
  16. 16. 2) Downtime = 
 lost $$$ @RLETechnologies image credit: http://www.lifehack.org/articles/money/8-ways-thinking-make-you-become-rich.html
  17. 17. The Impacts of DOWNTIME - Redirection of efforts towards recovery - Employee productivity & morale - Customer confidence - @RLETechnologies
  18. 18. Health Care $90,000.00 Retail $1,100,000.00 Manufacturing $1,610,654.00 Telecommunications $2,066,245.00 Brokerage Operations $6,480,000 Media $90,000.00 Energy $2,817,846.00 Estimated Industry Hourly Downtime Costs @RLETechnologies
  19. 19. Want to continue the conversation? Connect with RLE Technologies here: ! website: rletech.com twitter: @RLETechnologies facebook: facebook.com/RLETech linkedin: linkedin.com/company/rle-technologies google plus: https://plus.google.com/+Rletech ! @RLETechnologies
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