Companies often invest millions of dollars into their IT infrastructure, building systems to their exact specifications to deliver the performance their business needs. They can go to great lengths safeguarding the system’s security, building in multiple paths of redundancy, and backing up both servers and offsite data to ensure that availability is maintained at all times. They use predictive analytics to anticipate user traffic and its impact on power and cooling demands to better manage their system’s health and optimize its performance.
When businesses move workloads off-premises, they must consider many important factors that impact their availability, scalability, reliability, security and other requirements. Companies that have dependencies on specific network configurations or non-standard operating systems often leverage colocation data centers. But within the colocation spectrum, you need to choose between human and automation managed data centers.
Use this checklist to help protect your investment, mitigate potential risk and minimize downtime during your data center migration.
How much does your data center really cost? As noted by Tech Target, recent changes in the market have created a host of new metrics, many of which can significantly impact your bottom line. To make the most of your investment and keep costs on track, there's a simple formula for data center management: measure twice, provision once.
Data center management is no easy task. Cabinets are drawing more power to provide greater density, while companies struggle to determine which data should stay in-house and which should make the move to a colocated hub. And according to a recent Tech Page One article, emerging tech trends like the Internet of Things (IoT) will prompt further diversification of data centers into massive 'motherships', regional distribution centers and 'micro centers', each with a specific purpose. With so much to manage, is it time for a data center-specific OS?