Datacenter reliability is paramount. Therefore they must be tested to ensure reliability. Commissioning tests every aspect of data center critical systems under harsh scenarios to demonstrate that no system will fail under any circumstances.
Every piece of equipment to be commissioned must undergo strict testing. Each test must be checked off a list. Some pieces of equipment must pass over fifty point checks in order to be commissioned.
Integrated Systems Test
The integrated systems test simulates various failure scenarios while the datacenter is under full load. Loadbanks are placed inside of the datacenter to approximate server heat load. The utility feed is failed so that all systems move to generator while uninterruptable power supplies maintain the feeds to the loadbanks.