How to build a data centre fire protection plan

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Water versus gas based fire suppression

In this article about water versus gas based data centre fire suppression from Computer Weekly’s sister site Searchdatacenter.com find out about waterless agents for use within the data centre and why you should consider gas based fire suppression instead.

This article discusses the gas FM200 used in gas fire suppression systems. The use of this gas is safe and can be used if people are in the room and it does not affect electronic equipment.

Despite several benefits this type of gas is costly and more expensive than your average sprinkler system.

Read the full article here to find out more pros and cons of FM200.

This slide show provides tips and advice on how to prevent and protect against fire in the data centre.

On the next slide learn how to write a disaster recovery plan.

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