Service & Maintenance Initiative of the Year
Westway Services Uptim(e) software enables data centres and other business critical environments to significantly improve system reliability and reduce energy consumption. The software looks at uptime availability of plant and energy consumption, and the risk and frequency of maintenance. By energy profiling it can tell when equipment is likely to break down or need additional maintenance before it falls over. In business critical environments where a key challenge is ensuring the service is continuous and uninterrupted, this provides an additional layer of backup. The ability to tell when a piece of equipment is likely to fall over enables Westway to take proactive and preventative action– rather than having to work reactively when the clock is ticking. The software works on the principle that when equipment is about to fail it often consumes more energy. If you think about your car at home if you don’t have it serviced regularly and parts start to fail, it often starts to use more fuel. It’s the same principle with this equipment. If it’s not been serviced or there is something that is ‘abnormal’ then the energy analysis will identify spiking or increased energy usage meaning it can be investigated and put it right.