The need for data centers is rising, but providers must capitalize on the demand and learn how to stand out from competitors. Here are five ways they can do that.
Designing the next-generation, intelligent, software-defined data center requires experience and knowledge of scalable, high-density infrastructure; efficiencies around power, space and cooling; data center infrastructure management (DCIM) and more. Data centers have changed a lot in recent years as technology has improved and increased server density. Several factors like blade servers, virtualization, the demands of cloud computing and big data have, and continue to play a role. These next-generation data centers must be engineered from the ground up to meet not only the current needs of cloud and virtualized deployments, but also be able to scale for the future.
Use this checklist to help protect your investment, mitigate potential risk and minimize downtime during your data center migration.
Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) is a group of solutions designed to integrate data centers and information technology to centralize management and monitoring while providing intelligent data planning. According to IDC analyst Jennifer Koppy, “DCIM solutions … help organizations do more with their data center resources by providing operations insight and automating key manual tasks so that work is done quickly and accurately”.