What's the DCIRN mission?
The role of the DCIRN is to manage an independent, voluntary confidential reporting programme for data center operators and personnel working in the data center industry in order to to improve the safety and reliability of data centers and the services they provide to the public and the safety of individuals employed within or associated with data center operations.
We have developed an independent, confidential and anonymous reporting programme of data center failures and significant incidents with a mission to improve the reliability of data centers by collating and analysing information that can be shared within the industry.
We will achieve our mission by:
1) Managing an independent confidential reporting programme for the reception and handling of human factors, equipment reliability and safety-related issues associated with the data center community;
2) Analysing data and identifying factors as a contribution to improving safety and reliability in data center operations;
3) Informing the data center community of safety and reliability related reports and trends that we consider will be of public benefit.
DCIRN is adopting the model successfully used in the aviation industry "CHIRP".
The aim of CHIRP is to contribute to the enhancement of aviation safety in the UK and maritime safety worldwide, by providing a totally independent confidential (not anonymous) reporting system for all individuals employed in or associated with these industries.