- – The number one consideration when evaluating fire protection options is life safety in the data center. It is mandated by law and non-negotiable.
- – While clean agents can be very effective in suppressing fire and protecting property, they are also expensive to install and maintain and, may be toxic.
- – Refer to the ITA Premium research note, “Fire Protection: Only YOU Can Prevent Data Center Fires” for more detailed guidance.
- – Under NFPA 75 a data center must have a sprinkler system, detection and alarm systems, emergency power-off, and portable fire extinguishers.