Microsoft implements this Physical and Environmental Protection control
Name/Id: ACF1476 / Microsoft Managed Control 1476 Category: Physical and Environmental Protection Title: Fire Protection Ownership: Microsoft Description: The organization employs and maintains fire suppression and detection devices/systems for the information system that are supported by an independent energy source. Requirements: Azure has implemented fire protection by installing fire detection and fire suppression systems at the Azure datacenters. Azure datacenters implement robust fire detection mechanisms. The Azure fire protection approach includes the use of photoelectric smoke detectors installed below the floor and on the ceiling, which are integrated with the fire protection sprinkler system. Additionally, there are Very Early Smoke Detection Apparatus (VESDA) systems in each colocation which monitor the air. VESDA units are highly sensitive air sampling systems installed throughout multiple high-value spaces. VESDA units allow for an investigative response prior to an actual fire detection alarm.
Pull station fire alarm boxes are installed throughout the datacenters for manual fire alarm notification. Fire extinguishers are located throughout the datacenters and are properly inspected, serviced, and tagged annually. The security staff patrols all building areas multiple times every eight (8) hour shift. The Critical Environments (CE) Team does a daily site walk-through checking on each room and many component parts in each non-monitored room ensuring all fire watch requirements are being met.
Areas containing sensitive electrical equipment (colocations, Main Distribution Frames (MDFs), etc.) are protected by double interlock pre-action (dry pipe) sprinkler systems. Dry pipe sprinklers are a two-stage pre-action system that requires both a sprinkler head activation (due to heat) as well as smoke detection to release water. The sprinkler head activation releases the air pressure in the pipes which allows the pipes to fill with water. Water is released when a smoke or heat detector is also activated.
Fire detection/suppression and emergency lighting systems are wired into the datacenter UPS and generator systems providing for a redundant power source.
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