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Facilities Management

Facilities Management is a general term that touches every part of the data center life cycle, from basic operations and maintenance to complex regulatory compliance and auditing. Through savvy management of the many parts and pieces that contribute to a facility’s success, data centers can help to ensure 24/7 reliability in a secure, compliant environment.

Facilities management entails a broad range of technology solutions, human resources initiatives, and processes and procedures. These duties may involve in-house management and/or facilities management by a third party. Specific areas of interest may include:

  • Change management
  • Engineering
  • Financial management and reporting
  • Health, safety and environmental (HSE) strategies
  • Methods of procedure (MOPs)
  • Data center operations and maintenance
  • Procurement and sourcing
  • Regulatory compliance and audits
  • Vendor management