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Trends in Data Center Management

Trends in Data Center Management

trends-in-data-center-managementData isn’t just a static commodity that is stored until later accessed, information is about staying ahead of the curve, predicting business and technology trends, and dynamically scaling to maximize profits. Information technology can make the difference between making it and breaking it for any small business in this tough economy. How that data is managed is important if you want to stay ahead of any trends and maintain a reliable source of information for your business and its industry. Here are a few of these trends that data center managers should be keeping their eyes on in 2017.

Internet of Things Data Management
IoT data is very powerful and will only increase in importance in the upcoming years. Data center management will become pivotal towards maintaining a real-time analysis and organization of the various devices and components in order for them to increase in functionality. Sensor data, in particular, requires a high degree of accuracy and reliability, if data centers want to tighten their operational costs, as well as overall utility. More power means more responsibility, therefor data center managers’ need to be chosen carefully and rewarded for their efforts.

Uptime Compliance Standards
Be careful about server farms that don’t have the genuine certs. Regularly server farms will guarantee they follow the Uptime rules for certification without having the documentation to prove it. All things considered, would you purchase a home that wasn’t surveyed amid development and did not meet federal/state/count building codes? Realizing that your server farm meets the prerequisites and is checked by the Uptime Institute, it will ease any concerns that upper level management may have, as well as the staff and clients who depend on always-on, accessible data.

Sever Restructuring
Modern IT surroundings have a blend of classic server tech, local cloud and open cloud foundations. A server farm plan that incorporates these frameworks will offer you the best consistency. Be that as it may, having frameworks both inside and outside of your data center makes your IT more inefficient and conflict-prone.

The new server structuring for the future requires a coordinated approach – alongside cooperation between your business and IT groups. When you adjust your objectives, you can move to a multi-level server farm that strengthens all aspects for the business. You can likewise enhance your safety and security, reliability, and IT execution.

No Magic Bullets
All data centers have their own set of unique rules, needs, and structuring that works for them. The key is figuring out how to apply new advancements and strategies to each company’s blueprint. Understanding how your data moves is important if you want to avoid making changes that either get left behind from the rapid growth in the technology sector or prove contradictory “improvements” that actually reduce the capabilities due to increasing overhead costs or operational costs.

For example, the advances in software driven management allows for less manual input and thereby more streamlined data centers. Software that can detect and fix errors, both hardware and software, will save a ton on the time spent troubleshooting for large data centers. This is a guaranteed net positive as long as the software is reliable and the IT operating it have an intimate understanding of it.

For more details please contact:

Excipio Consulting LLC
Jeff Gilmer
Telephone: 612-978-4493