Delivering Resilient, Traceable & Trusted Time in Datacentres - Christian Farrow, Technical Services Manager Chronos Technology
With the need for precise time becoming ever more prevalent in all modern financial, business & communication systems, how does this drive the services that datacenter operators can offer to their clients? Typically end-customers have rolled their own solutions, deploying NTP & PTP primary clock servers with GNSS antennas installed on the roof ad-hoc. New technologies are allowing virtual Primary Reference Time Clock (vPRTC) network architectures to be built that can deliver resilient and traceable time with only a handful of nanoseconds error to UTC over whole regional areas. Bringing those services into the default offering of the datacenter (space, power, cooling + precise time!) not only unifies the service but brings reliable and traceable time to the end-user. Chronos’ unrivalled experience in supplying, installing and supporting time distribution systems can give a unique insight into the specific issues when deploying these services along with expert audit services to test, trace & measure performance to globally recognised standards.