Prasa Keeping the Weather Forecasting Data Centers Operational in Pune and Noida amidst the Covid-19 LockdownYogendra Singh Rajput
Prasa is providing essential mission critical services for the data centers at the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune and the National Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (NCMRWF), Noida during the current national lockdown till 15th April 2020. Some govt. institutions like IITM and NCMRWF that cater to important services are recognized as essential services during this period and Prasa is ensuring that two of the largest data centers for supercomputers are completely functional during these critical times.
These crucial data centers cannot be allowed any downtime. Hence, a team of Operations and Maintenance (O & M) from Prasa is stationed at the NCMRWF data center 24*7; and another team from Prasa has been provided with “Pass for Emergency Duty – Working Under Essential Services” to ensure they can provide uninterrupted services safely at IITM. Shown below are some of these passes.
These teams ensure asset management, quality management, energy management, documentation, and complete uptime in the data center facilities at NCMRWF and IITM. The procedures being carried out include Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Emergency Operating Procedures (EOPs).
Jay Burse-Director, Prasa said, “Data Centers are essential services, especially today when institutes and organizations are dependent on technology more than ever. When most of the population needs to stay at home, someone has to make sure that critical services function smoothly for everyone; Prasa is happy to do its part during these difficult times.”
Prasa, an ISO 9001 – 2015 certified company, is among the leading data center and mission critical infrastructure solutions and services providers, in India. Prasa provides turnkey solutions including everything from consultancy to deployment, and management to maintenance, and finally backing it up with resilient products and critical services. Prasa has implemented the data centers at IITM and NCMRWF in 2018 for the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES). IITM and NCMRWF are among the top 100 supercomputers in the world.
Prasa has partnered with the many leading brands for indoor and outdoor equipment installed in data centers and has portrayed itself as the leading solution provider for mission critical and energy-efficient infrastructure.