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Re: DATACENTER: FM-200
On 11 Feb 2000, Sean Donelan wrote:
> On Fri, 11 February 2000, Ken Woods wrote:
> > Where's the point that you say "Hey, this facility is too big to have
> > FM200, use IFD/VESDA/etc"
> As a voting member of NFPA, I have my opinion. I think you need to
> use different methods to protect a 150K sqft continuous availability
> But explaining alternatives to potential customers is another matter.
> Customers may not understand FM-200, but their friends told them they
> have to have it.
How do you explain this to marketing?
ie, let's say, PURELY hypothetically, that a marketing person has deemed
that all datacenters must be fully protected by FM200.
Now, understanding that:
1) They don't know what that means.
2) They don't understand what an early warning system is.
3) They don't understand how an early warning system works.
4) I'M IN A SINGLE ACTION ONLY ZONE. Dammnit.
And that all they know is that:
1) "Every other datacenter has them."
2) "It can't be that hard to install, right?"
How do you tell them that they're on crack and that it's a mistake, from a
financial, usability, as well as construction standpoint?!!???!!!
> This is just my opinion, as always you should consult a competent
> professional for your particular situation.
"Kenny, dude, you don't want to do that. That'd be a big mistake."